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J.P. Morgan raised its 12-month S&P 500 forecast on Monday, telling clients the market is set for even more gains in the second half of the year as the Federal Reserve pivots toward easier monetary policy and the Trump administration looks to end its entrenched trade war with China.

U.S. Treasury yields paused a sharp climb on Monday after the 10-year note posted its biggest weekly climb since April following better-than-expected inflation data.

Symantec and Broadcom have ceased deal negotiations, sources tell CNBC’s David Faber. The people familiar with the matter added that Symantec would not accept less than $28 a share.

The U.S. labor market rebounded in June after May’s lackluster jobs report thanks to another strong month for health-care hiring, which has repeatedly led industry-based employment gains over the last year.

In tapping Judy Shelton to become one of two Federal Reserve Board governors, President Donald Trump selected one of the minority of mainstream economists supportive of a return to the gold standard and critical of central bank activity.

President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, on Thursday said that there are no preconditions set for the U.S.-China trade meeting and that the White House may move forward with additional tariffs.

President Donald Trump lambasted Twitter, Google and other technology giants on Wednesday for what he sees as their efforts to repress his messaging and public commentary.

Oil jumped as much as 6% on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, prompting President Donald Trump to blast Tehran on Twitter and fueling concerns of a conflict between the two countries.

May’s overall job growth disappointed, but there were pockets of strength with strong hiring in the health care, computer and digital design and food service industries.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that he has spoken with a top Walmart executive about how the retail giant can best position itself and keep prices low amid the growing trade war with China.

Consumer sentiment rocketed to its highest level in 15 years in early May as Americans grew more upbeat on the health of the economy and its path in 2019, according to data released Friday.

Job gains in the services sectors continued to rocket higher in April as hiring remained hot for computer system designers, social workers and health-care professionals. Manufacturing, on the other hand, posted a third straight month of lackluster employment figures.

BMO Capital Markets upgraded Walt Disney stock Wednesday as the media content giant looks to open two “Star Wars”-theme park attractions, launch its own streaming service and possibly restart its buyback program.

Top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow wants the Federal Reserve to “immediately” cut interest rates by 50 basis points.

Activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings is off to a strong start in 2019 thanks to some key new stakes.