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October 18, 2018

Regardless of how midterm elections turn out, Wall Street usually ends up a big winner.

The S&P 500, the stock market’s benchmark index, has climbed in the 12 months after each of the midterm elections going back to 1946. That’s 18 elections, many of which ended up shuffling the balance of power in…

Off the Charts Markets and Midterms

October 18, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.

When such cities as Atlanta and Charlotte enjoyed a job surge in…

Economic Mobility

October 18, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.

When such cities as Atlanta and Charlotte enjoyed a job surge in…

Economic Mobility

October 18, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.

When such cities as Atlanta and Charlotte enjoyed a job surge in…

Economic Mobility

October 18, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: “Nebraska. Honestly, it’s not for everyone.”

The slogan, which the Nebraska Tourism Commission unveiled Wednesday at a Nebraska City conference, will…

October 18, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed.

KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.1 percent to 22,411.33 and Seoul’s Kospi shed 0.3 percent to 2,141.06. The Shanghai Composite Index…

Financial Markets Wall Street

October 18, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Nucor Corp. (NUE) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $676.7 million.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company said it had profit of $2.13 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.33 per share.

The results missed Wall Street…

October 18, 2018

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) _ Insteel Industries Inc. (IIIN) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $9.4 million.

The Mount Airy, North Carolina-based company said it had net income of 49 cents per share.

The maker of steel wire reinforcing for the concrete and construction industry…

October 17, 2018

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Tennessee Valley Authority has begun a scheduled outage at its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 1 in Alabama to prepare it to generate additional electricity.

The utility said in a news release it will install 332 new nuclear fuel assemblies and perform a final round of…

October 17, 2018

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 25,691.46

Low: 25,236.01

Close: 25,379.45

Change: —327.23

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2768.78 —40.43

NYSE Index: 12,445.48 —167.57

Nasdaq Composite Index: 7485.14 —157.56

NYSE Amer Composite: 2648.00 —25.31

Russell 2000 Index: 1560.75 —28.85

Wilshire 5000…

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