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Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK— The latest on developments in global financial markets:. Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street, giving up a modest gain from earlier in the day after Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat assessment of the economy. Stocks were mostly lower on Wall Street at midday, giving up a modest gain following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed...

Source: The Associated Press

Take The Lead Arizona Announces Lily DeBlieux And Felicia Davis Leadership Ambassadors for 50 Women Can Change The World

PHOENIX, Aug. 25, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Take The Lead™ founded by Gloria Feldt, national expert on women's leadership, welcomes Lily Matos DeBlieux and Felicia Davis as Take The Lead Arizona Leadership Ambassadors. The women will help lead a new, intensive leadership training program for women in Maricopa County working in the nonprofit sector.

Source: PR Newswire

GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street stocks retreat, oil tumbles on oversupply concerns

NEW YORK, Aug 24- Wall Street stocks retreated on Wednesday led by health care and materials stocks, while oil prices tumbled about 3.0 percent on worries about oversupply. Mylan slumped 5.4- percent to $43.15 after U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined a Senate committee in asking why the cost of its allergy treatment EpiPen had soared.

Source: Reuters

Express and TurboTax maker Intuit sink on weak forecasts

Express Inc., down $4.09 to $11.94. Intuit Inc., down $3.99 to $109.85. Freeport-McMoRan Inc., down 90 cents to $11.08.

Source: The Associated Press

US STOCKS-Wall St falls as healthcare, materials stumble

NEW YORK, Aug 24- Wall Street retreated on Wednesday, pulled lower by weakness in the materials and healthcare sectors as investors continued to weigh the possibility of an interest rate hike in the coming months. The market is awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday for insight on the direction of monetary policy.

Source: Reuters

A look at some companies struggling with rising debt

NEW YORK— U.S. companies are sitting on hundreds of billions of cash, so you might think they are in great financial shape. The reality is different, and worrisome. Most of the cash is held by precious few companies, a mere 1 percent of 2,000 tracked by S&P Global Ratings.

Source: The Associated Press

US STOCKS-Wall St declines as healthcare, materials lag

NEW YORK, Aug 24- Wall Street retreated on Wednesday, pulled lower by declines in the materials and healthcare sectors as investors continued to assess the possibility of an interest rate hike in the coming months. The market is awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday for insight on the direction of monetary...

Source: Reuters

Despite setback, an ETF bets some dividend payers may falter

NEW YORK, Aug 24- A U.S. exchange-traded fund with an innovative strategy is sticking to its bet the music will stop for some dividend-paying companies, even as its own performance has the tempo of a funeral dirge. The Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF buys companies it predicts could hike their dividends and bets against- or shorts- cash-strapped firms...

Source: Reuters

Markets Right Now: US stocks close lower

NEW YORK— The latest on developments in global financial markets:. Stocks are closing lower, led by drops in health care companies, more than erasing a modest gain from the day before. Newmont Mining and Freeport-McMoRan each dropped 8 percent.

Source: The Associated Press

Markets Right Now: US stocks edge mostly lower

Halliburton and Transocean each lost 4 percent Monday. The Nasdaq composite notched a small gain as biotech companies rose following the acquisition of pharmaceutical company Medivation, but other major indexes edged lower. Stocks are moving slightly lower in midday trading on Wall Street, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of crude oil sinks.

Source: The Associated Press