Financial Markets

Retailers, tech, health care companies lead US stocks higher

Aug 16, 2017

US stocks are rising as retailers including Urban Outfitters recover from their stumble a day ago

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

UK inflation lower than expected, easing rate hike prospects

Aug 15, 2017

Inflation in Britain held steady in July at an annual rate of 2.6 percent, decreasing the likelihood of any interest rate increases soon

Global stocks rise after diplomatic overtures by Koreas, US

Aug 15, 2017

Global shares gain on cooling of tensions over North Korean nuclear program

Financial Services

UnitedHealth CEO to step down after run of more than decade

Aug 16, 2017

UnitedHealth Group will change leaders next month by promoting long-time executive David Wichmann to CEO to replace Stephen Hemsley, who has led the nation's largest health insurer since 2006

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

Aug 16, 2017

Congressional Budget Office: Higher premiums, fewer insurance options if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

Top Fed official tells AP: Bond portfolio could shrink soon

Aug 14, 2017

NY Fed President Dudley indicates Fed will likely begin shrinking its bond portfolio soon

Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Aug 14, 2017

Yemen's Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is "strangling" the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly-minted cash, reflecting a struggle between the government and the United Arab Emirates, key members of the military alliance

Billionaire suggests black senator worse than Ku Klux Klan

Aug 11, 2017

A billionaire hedge fund executive has apologized for an online post saying a black New York state senator has done "more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood."

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