Stock Markets

US stock indexes cap choppy trading week with a mixed finish

May 18, 2018

Despite a choppy week of trading and a mixed finish for U.S. stocks, the market extended its recent streak of relative calm Friday

Markets Right Now: US stocks start mostly lower

May 18, 2018

Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street as technology companies and banks move lower.

Global stocks mixed on backdrop of US-China talks

May 18, 2018

World stocks are mixed as U.S. and Chinese officials hold a new round of talks to avert a trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

May 18, 2018

Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a choppy day slightly lower

May 17, 2018

Stocks ended a choppy day slightly lower on Wall Street as losses for technology stocks and banks offset gains elsewhere in the market.

Economy Growth

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

May 17, 2018

US births fell last year to 30-year low, a potential drag on the economy in coming years

New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

May 17, 2018

New Zealand's government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip

German economic growth slows in first quarter

May 15, 2018

Official data show that the German economy grew by 0.3 percent in the first quarter over the previous first-month period, a slower pace than in preceding quarters

Germany eyes goal of 1.5 percent defense spending by 2025

May 14, 2018

Germany's defense minister says Berlin will raise military spending to 1.5 percent of GDP by 2025 _ far short of the 2 percent goal demanded of NATO members by U.S. President Donald Trump

After cold hits economy, UK central bank keeps rate on hold

May 10, 2018

The Bank of England has kept its main interest rate on hold as a run of soft economic data has made it more cautious about the outlook for Britain.

Financial Crisis

The Latest: Jailed Utah man not among inmates transferred

May 18, 2018

Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab says that jailed Utah man Joshua Holt is not among the 72 inmates authorities are transferring to another facility a day after several detainees sent urgent messages begging for outside help

Grave crisis drives apathy in Venezuelan election

May 17, 2018

Despite pleas from the candidates ahead of Venezuela's presidential election, apathy could play a large role among voters opting to stay home as Venezuelans endure the worst political and economic crisis in their country's history

Greece races to meet bailout demands as inspectors return

May 14, 2018

Bailout inspectors have returned to Athens, as the country races to comply with the final terms of its rescue program that ends in August

Al-Abadi defeated IS. Why won't he sweep Iraq's elections?

May 11, 2018

During 4 years in office Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi prevailed over the Islamic State group that at its peak controlled a third of the country and steered Iraq's economy through collapse. But he's not expected to sweep national elections Saturday

Argentines haunted by memories of crisis oppose IMF's help

May 11, 2018

The decision by Argentina's government to seek a financing deal with the International Monetary Fund has brought back haunting memories for many Argentines who blame the IMF's policies for the country's worst economic crisis in 2001

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