Financial Markets

US officials: 16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruption

Apr 20, 2018

Two senior U.S. Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders

Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico amid protests

Apr 19, 2018

A majority of federal control board members have approved new austerity measures for Puerto Rico, saying they will help revitalize the economy and create more jobs amid the U.S. territory's 11-year recession

Stocks post first loss of the week as tech companies drop

Apr 19, 2018

Losses among technology and consumer products companies weighed on U.S. stocks, snapping a three-day winning streak for the market

IMF's Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

Apr 19, 2018

IMF's Largarde: US-China trade tensions, rising debt load threaten healthy global economy

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Apr 19, 2018

Stocks closed broadly lower, snapping a three-day winning streak for the market

Markets Right Now: First loss this week for US stocks

Apr 19, 2018

Stocks closed lower for the first time this week, weighed down by losses in technology and consumer products companies.

GOP leaders say tax cuts and budget are final priorities

Apr 19, 2018

As Iowa lawmakers look to wrap up the session, 2 major hurdles left are passing a budget and tax cuts

A willingness to fix the euro's flaws is fading fast

Apr 19, 2018

When Angela Merkel was finally re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for Europe's leaders to patch the cracks in the shared euro currency _ flaws that threatened to break the euro apart in 2010-12

Even as markets shake, investors seek the riskiest corners

Apr 19, 2018

Even as stock markets struggle around the world, investors are continuing to pour money into funds that invest in stocks from China, Brazil and other emerging economies

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rose to 4.47 percent

Apr 19, 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed upward this week, slightly worsening affordability for homebuyers