World shares mostly higher; China plans stimulus measures

Business 12/25/19, 22:33

Global markets edged higher on Thursday though trading was subdued after the Christmas holidays. Chinese markets surged after the government announced a relaxation of residency restrictions for small and medium cities that boosted property stocks. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.9% ...

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

U.S. 12/07/19, 04:28

Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. In a trade conducted in ...

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

Business 11/12/19, 22:53

Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all ...

World shares decline on renewed China-US trade worries

Asia & Pacific 11/11/19, 04:45

Shares declined on world markets on Monday as investors awaited developments in the China-U.S. trade war saga after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Britain's FTSE fell 0.6% to 7,316.49 while ...

Global stocks lower amid uncertainty over US-China trade

Business 11/08/19, 04:05

Global stock markets mostly declined Friday amid uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war. Tokyo rose after Beijing said Thursday the two sides agreed to the step if they make progress on an interim ...

Global stocks higher after possible US-China trade snag

Business 11/06/19, 04:17

Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to lift punitive tariffs. Germany and Paris opened higher and London was unchanged. Tokyo rose while ...

Chipmakers, trade fears drag down stocks; Facebook gains

U.S. 06/14/19, 13:26

U.S. stocks fell in afternoon trading Friday on Wall Street after a major chipmaker issued a sharp warning about how the U.S.-China trade war is disrupting a key industry.Technology led the broader market lower at the end of an uneven ...

Dow jumps over 500 points amid hopes of Fed rate cut

Business 06/04/19, 19:23

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 500 points Tuesday as investors welcomed signs that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates to help buttress U.S. economic growth in the face of escalating trade wars. Optimism about a resolution to ...

Catfish, rice, Navy ships: Cochran spending leaves legacy

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:17

Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was a master of the federal budget process, quietly shrugging off criticism about pork-barrel spending while directing billions of dollars back to his home state of Mississippi.Cochran died Thursday at age 81. He was the ...

The bond market is getting another whiff of a recession

Business 05/30/19, 12:02

The scent of a possible recession is wafting through the bond market again. Bonds are supposed to be the boring corner of the finance world, but even high-flying stock investors stop and pay attention when they fall into a particular, concerning ...

Asian stocks mostly fall on Wall Street slide, trade fears

Business 05/30/19, 01:15

Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday after another round of selling on Wall Street amid investor worries about a trade war.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.4% to 20,913.68. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.8% to 6,385.60. South Korea's Kospi edged up ...

US stocks slide as global trade anxiety lingers

Business 05/29/19, 09:24

U.S. stocks fell broadly in morning trading Wednesday on Wall Street as investors shifted more money into the safety of bonds.Investors also favored less-risky stocks, including utilities, amid concerns that global economic growth is being threatened by the trade war ...

Asian stocks retreat as China-US jitters set in

Business 05/29/19, 02:04

Asian shares slipped Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would simmer and possibly weigh on growth. With a lull in economic releases closer to home, investors digested President Donald Trump's comments that the country ...

Technology companies push stocks higher, extend gains

Tech 05/28/19, 09:29

U.S. stocks edged higher on Wall Street Tuesday, picking up where they left off before the long holiday weekend.Technology stocks led the early gains. Microsoft rose 1.3% and Cisco rose 1.8%. A mix of consumer-focused and communications companies also pushed ...

Asian shares up in muted trading after Trump visit to Japan

Business 05/27/19, 22:15

Asian stocks mostly rose in muted trading Tuesday in the absence of major market-driving news on trade negotiations during the visit of President Donald Trump to Japan. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.4% in early trading to 21,274.60, while Australia's S&P/ASX ...

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