Claire Hunte

Claire Hunte has worked in the UK and US. She was launch editor of the World Life Insurance Report, and worked on and was managing editor at Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary in the US. She has also worked for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and PwC.


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S&P 500 bounces higher as market mood shifts

The markets mulled a trio of concerns in mixed trading on Friday with the major indexes trading in a narrow range

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US stocks lose steam as tech stocks slide

The major averages all turned lower in trading on Thursday. The Dow fell -0.17%, Nasdaq fell -0.53% and the S&P 500 slipped -0.19%.

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Fed decision boosts dollar, stocks at record highs

The dollar bounced back after the Federal Reserve announced it would begin the historic unwinding of its balance sheet in October.

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Telecoms, banks support markets’ upward swing

Stock market indexes extended gains propelled by telecom and financial stocks.

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Stocks wait-and-see rally ahead of Fed meeting

Investors take it to the limit as the three major indexes hit record levels in trading but Nasdaq wobbles at finish.

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Northrop Grumman in $9.2bn deal for Orbital

Competition in the global security sector intensifies as Northrop Grumman announced the acquisition of Orbital ATK, an aerospace and defense technology company in a $9.2bn deal.

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Rally on pause as markets ponder US inflation data

Latest US inflation data shows Consumer Price Index was 0.4% in August.

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New high for S&P 500

The S&P 500 hit a record high extending gains on Tuesday. Financials were among the leaders on the big board.

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Confidence surge leads stocks higher

US stocks followed a global rally with indexes boosted by a surge in investor confidence.

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As hopes of rate hike fades, dollar plummets

The US dollar plummeted to levels not seen in over two years. The weakness in the dollar follows a tumultuous week

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Stocks flattened by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm on record, weighs on sentiment in a mixed day of trading.

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Buoyant US market belies risk factors

US stocks were up across the board after yesterday's despondent opening to the week. Investors remained calm in the face of a number of political and geopolitical risk factors.

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Escalating North Korean crisis sends Dow plunging

Gold and Treasuries benefit as investors take flight following a further escalation in North Korean nuclear crisis.

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Text stocks rally in red

Trump tax reform gives good cheer

Wall Street extended gains at the finish on Thursday boosted by a rally in biotechnology stocks and comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that the tax agenda is still on track.

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Markets calm as Tropical storm Harvey rages

As tropical storm Harvey wends its way along the Gulf Coast bringing more rain and flooding in Louisiana, US markets remain sanguine as economic growth picture stays rosy.

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US consumer confidence boost stock markets

US consumer confidence is growing according to data released by the Conference Board. The optimistic outlook spurred indexes higher.

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Energy sector suffers Hurricane Harvey's impact

The aftermath of the worst tropical storm to hit Texas in over 50 years is having an incapacitating effect on a key oil area. Oil and gas suffered losses on the S&P 500.

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U.S. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies at a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill

Stocks halt losses; no direction from Yellen

US stocks edged higher, but Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen offered no hints on interest-rate policy in speech today.

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Signet, Tiffany's surprise earnings a bit of a gem

Spending in accessories propelled sales at Signet Jewelers and Tiffany & Co. Signet's better-than-expected earnings performance sent its shares up 16%.

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