Major U.S. stock indexes hit new intraday records on Thursday, after a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank, but before the close, Wall Street erased all those gains. The three major market averages finished the day in the red. The S&P 500, in fact, has hit all-time-highs in each of the last three days, yet has finished each session down. This hasn't happened since at least 1960, suggesting uncertainty among investors.
And this afternoon comedian Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure. Wall Street Journal celebrity business reporter Lee Hawkins spoke to FOX Business about Rivers' incredible talents and successful career.
In the sports world, the NFL season officially kicks off tonight, and one website that has fans talking is "Fanduel" -- a single event fantasy sports site that just raised $70 million in a Series D financing round from Shamrock Capital, KKR and a number of other big-name investors. Fanduel co-founder and CEO Nigel Eccles joined FOX Business to explain why he thinks his site is way better than its rivals.
And we've all heard of smartphones, and smart homes... but how about a smart ship? Royal Caribbean is jumping on the "Internet of things" bandwagon, and the stock hit an all-time intraday high on Thursday in the process. Adam Goldstein, Royal Caribbean president and COO, joined FOX Business in an exclusive interview to walk us through this groundbreaking technology and what it means for the cruise industry in the long run.
Also, the Wiggles, the multi-platinum children's group from Australia, joined "After the Bell" to discuss their 24-year-career in children's entertainment, where they've earned tens of millions of dollars -- and, have played more concerts than the Rolling Stones.
Tomorrow FOX Business will be watching the highly anticipated August jobs report, out at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists expect jobs gains north of 200,000. FOX Business will be breaking down all the numbers and the market reaction.
Be sure to check out all of Thursday's interviews on FOXBusiness./oncall and tune into "Countdown to the Closing Bell," every week day at 3 p.m. ET.
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