Daily Local News : National Top Stories http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news en urn:article:13590802 Stocks Climb Slightly in May Despite Fed Fears http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/stocks-climb-slightly-in-may-despite-fed-fears/13590802 U.S. stock markets posted slight gains in May, despite growing concern about a summer interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve that made the last day of… Tue, 31 May 2016 16:07:00 EDT urn:article:13590392 Stocks on Track for Mixed May as Dow Loses Gains http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/stocks-on-track-for-mixed-may-as-dow-loses-gains/13590392 Stocks were on track for a mixed month as escalating fears over the likelihood of a summer rate hike from the Federal Reserve erased gains for… Tue, 31 May 2016 15:29:00 EDT urn:article:13589176 Slowdown in Labor Productivity Is the Biggest Problem the U.S. Economy Faces http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/slowdown-in-labor-productivity-is-the-biggest-problem-the-us-economy-faces/13589176 One of the major mysteries facing economists today is the slowdown in labor productivity in the U.S. and most of the other major industrial countries. Concern… Tue, 31 May 2016 12:05:00 EDT urn:article:13590448 Jim Cramer -- Why All the Market Chicken Littles Are at the Beach http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/jim-cramer-why-all-the-market-chicken-littles-are-at-the-beach/13590448 Where are all of the people who were saying that China is going to collapse any minute or that the market had hit highs for… Tue, 31 May 2016 12:01:00 EDT urn:article:13590029 Stocks Waver as Boost in Spending Lifts Rate Hike Chances http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/stocks-waver-as-boost-in-spending-lifts-rate-hike-chances/13590029 Stocks fluctuated Tuesday morning as a big boost in consumer spending in April increased the chances the Federal Reserve will implement another rate hike this summer. … Tue, 31 May 2016 11:09:00 EDT urn:article:13588982 Why a 'Low' Jobs Number Wouldn't Necessarily Be Bad http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/why-a-low-jobs-number-wouldnt-necessarily-be-bad/13588982 The May jobs report will command the markets' attention all this week, and only one thing is for sure -- the number of new jobs… Tue, 31 May 2016 10:59:00 EDT urn:article:13590234 Great Plains to Acquire Westar for $8.6B http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/great-plains-to-acquire-westar-for-86b/13590234 As had been rumored, Great Plains Energy said Monday it agreed to acquire Topeka, Kan., utility Westar Energy for $8.6 billion to boost… Tue, 31 May 2016 10:56:00 EDT urn:article:13590090 Get Ready for a Jam-Packed, Risk-Filled June http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/get-ready-for-a-jam-packed-risk-filled-june/13590090 It's going to be a "jam-packed June," says Anthony Valeri, an investment strategist at LPL Financial. Investors coming into the holiday-shortened week today will immediately start… Tue, 31 May 2016 10:19:00 EDT urn:article:13590026 Australia's Alumina Promises Fight Against Alcoa Split http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/australias-alumina-promises-fight-against-alcoa-split/13590026 Australia's Alumina is preparing for a court battle with Alcoa after the U.S. group filed papers alleging its joint venture partner was threatening its… Tue, 31 May 2016 09:40:00 EDT urn:article:13589596 Stock Futures Higher as Spending Sees Biggest Jump in Seven Years http://business-news.thestreet.com/daily-local-news/story/stock-futures-higher-as-spending-sees-biggest-jump-in-seven-years/13589596 Stock futures held slight gains on Tuesday after consumer spending in April showed its best gain since August 2009.  S&P 500 futures were up 0.18%, Dow… Tue, 31 May 2016 08:42:00 EDT