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Apparel maker and retailer Michael Kors Limited fell 4.1 percent to $76.67 as it announced the sale of a 5.7 percent stake held by Sportswear Holdings Limited. The offering will price at $76.75 per share. Supermarket chain Kroger rose 0.4 percent on news that it will hire 20,000 employees as it pursues growth. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year US Treasury dipped to 2.43 percent from 2.45 percent Thursday, while the 30-year fell to 3.20 percent from 3.21 percent.
On Thursday, processing firm ADP ( ADP ) reported that private employers added 204,000 new workers in August. That marks the fifth straight month of companies adding at least 200,000 new hires to their payrolls. Related: Fear & Greed Index 2. Ceasefire or more sanctions?: Investors are also waiting to see whether the U.S.
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peaks of near 12 percent hit during the last two economic expansion). So far, this dynamic has continued because of the Fed’s ongoing purchases, the bond market’s ongoing appetite for risk and the ability of corporate balance sheets to handle growing debt loads. Free cash flow and profitability are the key factors here. Some of this is starting to change.
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The fall 2013 Maine-New Hampshire Inshore Trawl Survey resulted in the second-lowest average catch weight since 2000, scientists who participated in the survey said. Atlantic cod, mackerel and spiny dogfish counts were “greatly reduced” from previous fall trawls, according to a report about the survey. The fall trawl survey provides state and federal regulators with a tool to monitor long-term population trends in commercial fish stocks. State Department of Marine Resources workers trawl the coast from the border of New Hampshire and Massachusetts to the border of Maine and Canada to collect data about fish species abundance.