Financial Markets

Better than expected, barely good enough: Profits and stocks

Aug 17, 2017

Companies are in the midst of reporting some of their strongest profit growth in years, and the results have been even better than analysts expected

European Central Bank still concerned about low inflation

Aug 17, 2017

An account of the European Central Bank's last meeting shows its policymakers were still concerned that inflation was too low

Global stocks slip as investors digest central bank reports

Aug 17, 2017

Global stock markets mostly lower as investors digest accounts of US and eurozone central banks' meetings

Asian shares mostly higher following gains on Wall Street

Aug 17, 2017

Asian share benchmarks higher after Wall St. gains, upbeat Japan trade data

Business Highlights

Aug 16, 2017

Business Highlights

Urban Outfitters and Agilent climb; Bristol-Myers skids

Aug 16, 2017

Urban Outfitters and Agilent Technologies trade higher while Bristol-Myers Squibb and Helmerich & Payne slip

Markets Right Now: Stocks inch higher as retailers recover

Aug 16, 2017

Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street as retailers including Urban Outfitters and Target climb.

SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

Aug 16, 2017

Six months into her tenure, SBA head sees businesses as optimistic but held back by lack of loans, workers

Global stocks higher after US indexes take small losses

Aug 16, 2017

Global stock markets are mostly higher after US indexes took small losses and Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions

Asian shares mixed after US indexes take small losses

Aug 16, 2017

Asian stock markets are mixed after US stock indexes took small losses amid simmering tensions over North Korea's nuclear program

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