Marketwatch, January 29, 2018


FILE – This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as technology and consumer-focused companies rise but consumer goods makers like Johnson & Johnson take losses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Here’s a look at the markets for January 29, 2018…

The Nikkei added 2.5 points today in trading in Tokyo.
Friday, U.S. markets ended in record territory again.
The Dow finished up 223 points
The Nasdaq gained 94 
And the S&P closed up 33

Another sign of strength for U.S. industry. The Commerce Department says December saw a boom in manufactured goods… up 2.9%.  That’s the fastest pace since June. The increase was fueled by orders for planes and aviation parts.

FedEx is delivering bonuses to its workers. The company says thanks to the recent tax reform legislation it’ll also be putting $1.5 billion in the company’s pension plan. FedEx employees will see an increase in their pay.

And another company is celebrating its workers  – in a Super Bowl commercial! Budweiser showcased the relief efforts of Anheuser-Busch employees. 
Over 30 years the company has provided 79 million cans of drinking water in response to natural disasters.

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