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SEC: Scientist charged with insider trading researched enforcement methods

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged research scientist Fei Yan on Wednesday with insider trading on confidential information about Mattress Firm Holding Corp. mfrm and Stillwater Mining Company SWC, +0.12% following public announcements...

Nasdaq halts 3-session skid as tech rally powers stock-market gains

U.S. stocks ended mostly higher Wednesday in post-holiday trade, powered by gains in technology, health-care and financial shares. Trading marked the first full session in July and follows holiday-shortened trade on Monday, with markets closed...

Opinion: How low growth might be in our best interest

MILAN, Italy (Project Syndicate) — Economists concern themselves not only with addressing difficult questions thoughtfully, but also with formulating the questions themselves. Sometimes, rethinking those questions can hold the key to finding...

Energy ETF set for best one-day gain in 3 weeks as crude climbs

A prominent fund used to bet on the energy sector on Monday was on pace to post its best daily climb since early June, according to FactSet data. The energy-focused Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF was up 2.2%, setting the ETF up for its sharpest one...

Opinion: How low productivity growth might be in our best interest

MILAN, Italy (Project Syndicate) — Economists concern themselves not only with addressing difficult questions thoughtfully, but also with formulating the questions themselves. Sometimes, rethinking those questions can hold the key to finding...

Dow, S&P 500 book 3rd straight loss, even as oil and health care rally

The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 on Thursday logged their third straight finish in the red, despite crude-oil prices gaining after a recent sell-off, and as health-care stocks lured buyers. Still, sharp gains in the health-care sector...

UPDATE: Health-care ETFs on pace for best weekly gain in months

Popular funds used to invest in the health-care and biotech sectors on Thursday were on track for the best weekly advance in seven months, according to FactSet data. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF IBB, +1.82% was up 1.8% on the day and looking...

UPDATE:Health-care ETFs on pace for best weekly gain in months

Popular funds used to invest in the health-care and biotech sectors on Thursday were on track for the best weekly advance in seven months, according to FactSet data. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF IBB, +1.96% was up 1.8% on the day and looking...

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