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Daily Scan: Stocks lose Tuesday's gains; Apple rolls out new iPad Pro

By NexChange
Capital Markets

 

Stocks trimmed practically all their gains after a jobs surveyed revealed the biggest number of job openings in the 15-year-old series. According to the JOLTS report for July, released Wednesday, job openings surged to 5.75 million from 5.32 in June. Job openings are up 22% year-over-year. Quits are up 6% year-over-year and are likely to expand as workers become more confident that they can find new jobs. The good news on employment may embolden the Fed to take the gigantic, ginormous, improbable step of raising interest rates one whole quarter of a percentage point at its meeting next week. So now we know what Wall Street finds really scary: 25 basis points. The Dow closed down 1.45%. The S&P 500 lost 1.4%, and the Nasdaq fell 1.15%. Oil slipped too, falling below $45/barrel.

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Hey, Siri, wassup?  Apparently, a lot. Apple revealed its new giant iPad Pro, as well as updates to the Apple Watch and the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Rolling out with the super-cool $799 iPad Pro is the $99 Apple Pencil. We promise, it's way better than a No. 2. ABC News

Died: BlackRock co-president Charles Hallac. Hallac, a 27 year BlackRock veteran, has died after a four year battle with cancer. Hallac was responsible for developing the Aladdin investment operating system for the asset manager. Reuters

United Airlines hangar collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport. Several workers were injured. The collapse was triggered by workers prepping the building for demolition. Talking Points Memo

Mortgage applications drop 6.2% as refinancings dry up.  For the week ending September 4 the Mortgage Bankers Association said higher rates prompted a 10% drop in refis.  New home purchase applications rose 1% week-over-week and are 41% year-over-year. CNBC

Hillary Clinton apologizes for using private server as Secretary of State. The Democratic candidate for president said in a televised interview: "That was a mistake. I'm sorry." Clinton has dodged apologizing and her standing in the polls has suffered. She now lags behind rival Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. ABC

European Commission President announces plan for 120,000 migrants. Jean-Claude Juncker is proposing a mandatory quota system that would force member countries to take in asylum seekers. BBC

World Bank chief economist warns Fed to delay rate rise. Chief economist Kaushik Basu has warned the US Federal Reserve that it risks triggering “panic and turmoil” in emerging markets if it opts to raise rates at its September meeting and should hold fire until the global economy is on a surer footing. Financial Times (paywall)

China leader firms up plans for US state visit. President Xi Jinping will

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