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Weighing The Week Ahead: Can Earnings Season Spark A Big Year-End Rally?

Weighing The Week Ahead: Can Earnings Season Spark A Big Year-End Rally?

Finance
Shutterstock photoBy Jeff Miller :After last week's avalanche of economic data, the calendar is back to normal. More important is the onset of earnings season. Recent data have reassured many observers about the health of the U.S. economy. The period of seasonal weakness is ending. Expect people to be asking:Can this earnings season lead to a big year-end rally?Last Week RecapMy expectation for last week concerned the relationship between economic and stock market strength. That discussion might come another day, but last week's attention was focused on Las Vegas.The Story in One ChartI always start my personal review of the week by looking at this great chart from Doug Short via Jill Mislinski. She notes the gain of 1.18% on the week, as well as other key comparisons. Once again, it was a...
Fantasy Football: Week 5 kicker and defense rankings

Fantasy Football: Week 5 kicker and defense rankings

Sports
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Need help filling out your fantasy football lineup? Check out our top 20 defense/special teams and top 15 kicker rankings for Week 5.You might have had to make a move on your waiver wire this week as four teams are on a bye week. If you have reserves at the positions on your bench, make sure those matchups are still as good as you thought they would be when you added them to your roster.If you don't have great options, look to snatch a kicker or defense with a better matchup off of the waiver wire before it's too late.My top defense for the week is the Minnesota Vikings and my top kicker is Dallas Cowboys veteran Dan Bailey.Here are the rest of my top 20 defense/special teams units and top 15 kickers for Week 5. You can visit other positional rankings in the links below.TOP...
Fantasy Football: Best Week 5 add/drops from waiver wire

Fantasy Football: Best Week 5 add/drops from waiver wire

Sports
Oct. 3 (UPI) -- More devastating injuries pave the way for the best players to add and drop for Week 5 of the fantasy football season.Minnesota Vikings star rookie Dalvin Cook was lost for the season in Week 4. Seattle Seahawks running back and waiver wire darling Chris Carson suffered a broken leg.There are also several players not playing up to their draft position. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota also suffered injuries in Week 4, so you might need to eye replacement options for several starter spots for your Week 5 lineup.Here are my top players to add and top players to drop heading into Week 5.ALL-ADD TEAMQB | Andy Dalton; RB | Latavius Murray, Alvin Kamara, Wayne Gallman, Eddie Lacy; WR | Will Fuller, Devin Funchess; TE | Tyler K...
Weighing The Week Ahead: How Can We Create More Jobs At Better Pay?

Weighing The Week Ahead: How Can We Create More Jobs At Better Pay?

Finance
Shutterstock photoBy Jeff Miller :We have the biggest data calendar of the year, climaxing with the employment report. It is right before the Labor Day weekend. It is a natural setup for politicians and pundits alike. Expect many to be asking:How Can We Create More Jobs and Better Pay?Last Week RecapMy expectation that last week would focus on the state of the economic policy agenda was pretty accurate. While the overall weekly change in the market was modest, the moves came from an evaluation of the agenda potential. Monday saw an expectation of more Congressional cooperation. Tuesday night's campaign-style speech brought fears of a government shutdown. The economic announcements, while pretty good, seemed to have little effect on trading.The Story in One ChartI always start my personal ...
Drinking a few times a week 'reduces diabetes risk'

Drinking a few times a week 'reduces diabetes risk'

Health
People who drink three to four times a week are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never drink, Danish researchers suggest.Wine appears to be particularly beneficial, probably as it plays a role in helping to manage blood sugar, the study, published in Diabetologia, says.They surveyed more than 70,000 people on their alcohol intake - how much and how often they drank.But experts said this wasn't a "green light" to drink more than recommended.And Public Health England warned that consuming alcohol contributed to a vast number of other serious diseases, including some cancers, heart and liver disease."People should keep this in mind when thinking about how much they drink," a spokeswoman said. 'Better effect'Prof Janne Tolstrup, from the National Institute of Public Health...