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After a week like this, market vol is ALWAYS high

Given where we are at the moment, the S&P 500 (INDEX: .SPX) is on track to end the week up less than 1 percent. But that has been anything but the story. Given the intraday highs and lows this week, we have seen a range of 6.7 percent between the two extremes. That's been the fuller story. So with a week like this-generally "flat" by the end, but with a huge swing along the way-how has the ...
Source: CNBC.com | By: Eric Chemi
Brazil economy sinks into recession

Brazil's economy shrank 1.9 percent in the second quarter, sinking into a recession that has hammered the popularity of President Dilma Rousseff as she struggles to save the country's investment-grade credit rating amid a vast corruption scandal. The quarterly contraction, reported by government statistics agency IBGE on Friday, was bigger than the median forecast of a 1.7 percent drop in a ...
Source: Reuters
Investors still in the dark as cyber threat grows

* Survey of assets managers highlights weak disclosure * Only three of Europe's top 10 companies flag risk in report * Boards urged to bring in tech-savvy executives LONDON/BOSTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the ...
Source: Reuters | By: Simon Jessop and Ross Kerber
UPDATE 2-Brazil economy sinks into worse-than-expected recession

(Adds market reaction, commentary) SAO PAULO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy shrank 1.9 percent in the second quarter, sinking into a recession that has hammered the popularity of President Dilma Rousseff as she struggles to save the country's investment-grade credit rating amid a vast corruption scandal. The quarterly contraction, reported by government statistics agency IBGE on Friday, ...
Source: Reuters | By: Brad Haynes
INSIGHT-US retailers prod China for lower prices after devaluation

CHICAGO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. retailers including Toys R Us are starting to negotiate with their Chinese suppliers to take advantage of lower manufacturing costs after China devalued the yuan, with many saying they want to be ready if currencies in China and other Asian countries drop more against the dollar. Earlier this month, China devalued its tightly controlled currency in an effort to ...
Source: Reuters | By: Nandita Bose
A new reality: China is no longer the sure bet it was

The commodities giant BHP Billiton (London Stock Exchange: BLT-GB) spent heavily for years, mining iron ore across Australia, digging for copper in Chile, and pumping oil off the coast of Trinidad. The company could be confident in its direction as commodities orders surged from its biggest and best customer, China. Now, BHP is pulling back, faced with a slowing Chinese economy that will no ...
Source: The New York Times | By: Keith Bradsher
Pisani: Stock rally becomes ridiculous drama

The rally held for a second day, but not without a ridiculous amount of drama. You know me, I never judge the markets. Don't yell at the stock market, that's always been my motto. But today? TheDow (Dow Jones Global Indexes: .DJI) went up 2 percent in the last 45 minutes. THAT, is ridiculous. Once again, looking at a chart of the Dow really doesn't do justice. This is the way to look at the ...
Source: CNBC.com | By: Bob Pisani
Gap to end on-call scheduling

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gap Inc. is ending its practice of requiring workers to remain on-call for short-notice shifts following an inquiry from New York's attorney general. A spokeswoman for the San Francisco-based retailer said Thursday the decision also applies to Gap's other brands, including Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta and was part of an effort to "improve scheduling stability and ...
Source: The Associated Press
Tracking today's volatility  

Media Link Transcript Another fairly volatile day where ballots up 330 points but. Look at that intraday activity and I. But probably looking at these charts and doesn't really do justice to the swings because you don't see if some rather do that let me just show you what a volatile day we had to put up the full swing so we had an opening gap up in this is the Dow Jones Industrial Average of ...
Source: CNBC.com
Dow, Nasdaq close out of correction

U.S. stocks closed more than 2 percent higher in a second straight day of recovery from a recent plunge, with sentiment helped by a rebound in oil and continued signs of strength in the U.S. economy. The major averages ended near session highs after briefly more than halving gains in choppy trade leading into the close. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed with gains of 2.45 percent to swing out ...
Source: CNBC.com | By: Evelyn Cheng