Financial Markets

Stocks rise as investors digest US politics, Brexit progress

Dec 4, 2017

Stock markets are mostly higher as investors digest the impact of the US passage of the tax bill and the implications of a guilty plea by Trump's former national security advisor

Asian stock markets advance; US tax bill, politics in focus

Dec 4, 2017

Asian stock markets mostly higher as US tax bill, politics in focus

Senate Democrats stand united against GOP tax bill

Dec 3, 2017

In a repeat of the high-stakes battle over health care, Senate Democrats stood united against the GOP tax bill _ again unanimously opposing President Donald Trump on a top political and legislative priority

Why Republicans who once fought budget debt now embrace it

Dec 3, 2017

Republicans embrace a $1 trillion deficit hike with planned tax cuts

McConnell: Tax bill won't add to nation's debt woes

Dec 2, 2017

Fresh off his biggest legislative victory of the year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is disputing projections that the Senate's tax bill would add to the nation's debt woes

Federal regulator gives OK for bitcoin futures to trade

Dec 2, 2017

A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight

Venezuela talks focus on elections, financial crisis

Dec 1, 2017

Venezuela's socialist government and opposition sought Friday to jumpstart negotiations on resolving the country's economic and political crisis, pressured by international sanctions and looming presidential election

How major US stock indexes fared on Friday

Dec 1, 2017

Stocks closed modestly lower Friday after recouping much of a steep loss from earlier in the day

US stocks mostly recoup their losses after early slide

Dec 1, 2017

Wall Street took investors on a turbulent ride Friday as stock indexes veered into a steep slide that knocked 350 points off the Dow Jones industrial average before the market eventually clawed back most of its losses

Ulta Beauty and Qualcomm slip while Ford and Blue Apron jump

Dec 1, 2017

Ulta Beauty and Qualcomm trade lower while Ford Motor and Blue Apron Holdings advance

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH