Financial Markets

US stocks edge higher following mixed jobs report

Sep 6, 2019

Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in midday trading Friday as investors weighed new data showing U.S. employers added fewer than expected jobs in August even as the unemployment rate remained near the lowest level in five decades

Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95

Sep 6, 2019

Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died at 95, his successor says

HK stocks surge on withdrawal of law that sparked protests

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong stocks surge as government withdraws extradition law that sparked 3 months of protests

UK currency volatile as investors try to gauge Brexit risks

Sep 3, 2019

The pound has touched its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, excluding a brief "flash crash" in 2016 that may have been caused by technical glitches

Asian stocks mixed after US, China impose new tariff hikes

Sep 2, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed after US, China step up trade war with new tariff hikes

Stocks turn mixed after a strong week caps a volatile month

Aug 30, 2019

Major stock indexes were mixed on Wall Street in afternoon trading Friday, though the market remained on track to end with solid gains for the week after four straight weeks of losses

Amid rocky market, 401(k) savers eked out gains in 2Q

Aug 29, 2019

Retirement savers have eked out gains this year, even as the stock market has turned increasingly volatile amid jitters over the trade war between the U.S. and China and fear of a global economic slowdown

Markets Right Now: Stock waver after an early gain fades

Aug 27, 2019

Stocks gave up an early gain and are wavering between small gains and losses in midday trading on Wall Street.

US stocks climb amid signs of a thaw in US-China trade war

Aug 26, 2019

Stocks are marching broadly higher on Wall Street in midday trading after President Donald Trump claimed China was willing to reopen talks on the costly trade war that has roiled markets and dimmed the outlook for global economic growth

Brazil's Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires

Aug 26, 2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires and backpedals over threat of diplomatic crisis and economic harm

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