Dow Futures Edge Lower After 40000 Milestone 

Stock futures edged lower after the Dow crossed 40000 for the first time in the previous session, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both ended within striking distance of new records.

Retailers' Shelves Are Attractive Again. At Least for Skechers. 

Footwear and apparel brand Skechers USA is getting a boost from its retail partner sales after more than a year of sluggish results in that category.

Private Equity Warms Up to Clean-Energy Tax Credits 

Private-equity firms are beginning to tap a nascent market for clean-energy tax credits, betting on a boost to returns from helping project developers get better terms for the tradable credits.

Investors Are Striking Gold All Over 

Investors have rarely had it this good, with prices of everything from homes to stocks and cryptocurrencies soaring.

The Medicare Bubble Has Burst 

The government health insurance program had been a gold mine for private insurers until recently.

PIGS Are Flying Again. Can they Stay Aloft? 

Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain are now doing better than Germany and France, in a surprising reversal of post-2011 fortunes in the eurozone. But much of it might be catch-up growth.

Grant's Take: Retail Sales Don't Point to Rate Cut Just Yet 

Walmart earnings give a different signal than what the latest Commerce Department data delivered.

China Is Finally Getting Serious About a Housing Rescue 

Beijing has announced a plan to clear the backlog of unsold homes, but questions remain over the scale and financing of the program.

China Consumption and Investment Slow Unexpectedly 

China's consumption and investment slowed in April, while industrial output beat expectations as Beijing doubled down on its manufacturing drive to spur growth.

Copper Is Near a Record High. Does the Run-Up Have Legs? 

The rally may hinge on how much of it is being fueled by economic trends versus technical factors and trading dynamics.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

05-17-24 0915ET