Dow’s record rally; Apple apology; Uber investment

1 BUSINESS

Business News - Opportunities - Reviews

 

 

Premarket: 5 things to know before the bell – Dec. 29, 2017

‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; }
// Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request from r.barbieri if(BLACKLIST[location.pathname] === true) { return } if(storytext == null) { console.log(“Error finding storytext element for SA embed”); return; } for ( i = 0; i 0) { heightToSkip -= storytext.childNodes[i].clientHeight; resetValues(); } else if(heightToSkip minHeight && targetChildElement != null) { //console.log(“total height = ” + totalHeight); //console.log(“childNode = ” + targetChildElement); storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement].insertAdjacentHTML(‘afterend’, smartAssetDiv); smartasset = document.getElementById(‘smartasset-article’); smartasset.style.float = ‘left’; // allows module to have text float to right smartasset.style.marginRight =’20px’; smartasset.style.marginBottom =’25px’; //console.log(storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement]); //SMARTASSET.setDivIndex(targetChildElement); SMARTASSET.setSmartAssetScript(); /* bail out since we’re done */ break; } } /* div with id=”smartassetcontainer”. Sanity check to only embed once */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].id !== “undefined” && storytext.childNodes[i].id === “smartassetcontainer”) { break; } /* div with id=”ie_column” */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].id !== “undefined” && storytext.childNodes[i].id === “ie_column”) { resetValues(); } /* embeds from twitter, facebook, youtube */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].classList.contains(’embed’)) { resetValues(); } /* cnn video player */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].classList.contains(‘cnnplayer’)) { resetValues(); } /* images */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘img’) { resetValues(); } /* images stored in figure tags */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘figure’) { if(storytext.childNodes[i].clientWidth

The Dow is up an impressive 25.7% in 2017. That’s its best annual performance since 2013.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are close to all-time highs as well.

2. Global winners: Many stock market indexes around the world have outperformed the U.S. by a wide margin.

Case in point: Argentina’s Mervel index is up 77% this year, while the main Turkish index has surged 46%.

But the final day of the year is looking mixed.

European markets are mostly negative in early trading Friday, but the majority of Asian markets ended the day with gains.

Related: The best global stock markets of 2017

3. Apple’s apology: Apple (AAPL) has apologized to customers for how it rolled out an update that can slow down older iPhones. It is offering cheaper battery replacements to make up for it.

The tech company upset many users with a software update that deliberately slowed down older phones in some situations to extend battery life. Some thought it was a ploy to get people to upgrade to new devices. A number of people have filed lawsuits over the feature and are seeking class action status.

Related: Apple apologizes for slowing iPhone, drops battery prices

4. Riding with Uber: Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank (SFTBF) has reached a deal to invest more than $7 billion in Uber for a 15% stake in the ride-hailing startup, according to sources familiar with the deal.

The vast majority of that investment comes from SoftBank buying up shares held by existing Uber shareholders, including employees and earlier investors.

Download CNN MoneyStream for up-to-the-minute market data and news

5. Coming this week:

Friday — Russia expected to report latest quarterly GDP

CNNMoney (London) First published December 29, 2017: 4:55 AM ET

1 BUSINESS

Business News - Opportunities - Reviews

 

 

Leave a Reply