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Fri, Dec 14th, 2018
Dow drops 500 as traders worry about slowing economic growth in China, disarray surrounding Britain's plans to exit EU

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow drops 500 as traders worry about slowing economic growth in China, disarray surrounding Britain's plans to exit EU.

In a plot twist, Spirit tops US airlines in on-time arrivals

DALLAS (AP) — Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a stunning turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago.

Stocks sink to 8-month lows on China fears; J&J nosedives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are staggering Friday after weak economic data from China has investors worrying about the global economy again. China's government said industrial output and retail sales both...

SBUX : 65.18 (-2.59%)
JNJ : 133.24 (-9.88%)
PFE : 43.65 (-2.06%)
AMGN : 192.14 (-2.73%)
ADBE : 231.12 (-6.84%)
Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public...

AAPL : 166.19 (-2.78%)
GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected.

GM : 34.90 (-0.60%)
Facebook says bug may have exposed photos on 7M users

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Friday that a software bug affecting nearly 7 million users may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what those users intended.

Climate talks inch forward in Poland, islands threaten veto

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Bleary-eyed after almost two weeks of negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries on Friday discussed the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge at the U.N. climate...

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is pledging $20 million in support of 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster...

CBS : 47.84 (-0.15%)
The debt threat: Business debt, and worries about it, are up

NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn't get the message.

MCO : 146.08 (-1.93%)
Conservative magazine The Weekly Standard shutters

Conservative magazine The Weekly Standard is closing down after 23 years.

NWSA : 12.34 (-2.06%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks drop on China concerns, J&J sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

ADBE : 231.12 (-6.84%)
JNJ : 133.24 (-9.88%)
Corporate debt glossary: A look at some terms

NEW YORK (AP) — Business borrowing has boomed since the economy emerged from the Great Recession, and investors have been more than happy to lend to companies.

That 'live check' promises cash, but there's a catch

Have you received a preapproved offer in the mail this holiday season that looks like a check, made out to you and ready to cash? Before you rush to the bank, visions of presents dancing in your head,...

US industrial production climbed 0.6 percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production climbed 0.6 percent on surging output at mines and utilities. But manufacturing production was flat.

US retail sales rose 0.2% in Nov., helped by holiday boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November, as strong sales tied to holiday shopping were offset by lower gasoline prices.

US retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November; holiday shopping gains offset by lower gasoline prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November; holiday shopping gains offset by lower gasoline prices.

World markets fall on Chinese growth concerns

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets slipped Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy.

China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US cars, auto parts

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens...

China announces suspension of 25 percent penalty tariff on US-made autos following trade cease-fire with Washington

BEIJING (AP) — China announces suspension of 25 percent penalty tariff on US-made autos following trade cease-fire with Washington.

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsMar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 -0.91%) this morning are down -0.80% and European stocks are down -0.87% on global growth concerns. Eurozone Dec manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in 2-3/4 years and Eurozone Nov n... Read More

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California Water Service Group Holding (CWT)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the water utility company California Water Services Group (CWT). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I us...
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