Economy

Stock indexes slide lower as economic growth worries spread

Mar 22, 2019

U.S. stocks and bond yields are down sharply in afternoon trading as investors worry that global economic growth is slowing

China to give $989 million to build new highway in Sri Lanka

Mar 22, 2019

China has agreed to provide a loan of $989 million to Sri Lanka to build an expressway that will connect the island nation's tea-growing central region to a China-run seaport on the southern coast

Potential recession signal: A key 'yield curve' has inverted

Mar 22, 2019

One of the most closely watched predictors for recession just yelped even louder

Trump to nominate Stephen Moore for Federal Reserve board

Mar 22, 2019

Trump to nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst, for Fed board

Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

Mar 22, 2019

President Donald Trump invited the leaders of Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and St. Lucia to his affluent Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, to show his support for Caribbean countries that back democratic transition in Venezuela

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Mar 22, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is received with full honors in Italy, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies.

Trump says he's nominating campaign adviser, conservative economist Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve board

Mar 22, 2019

Trump says he's nominating campaign adviser, conservative economist Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve board

Markets Right Now: Banks, tech stocks lead US indexes lower

Mar 22, 2019

Stocks are sliding on Wall Street, erasing the market's gains for the week. Banks are taking some of the biggest losses as long-term interest rates continue to fall.

US existing-home sales jumped 11.8 percent in February

Mar 22, 2019

US home sales soared 11.8 percent in February as affordability helped by rising wages and falling mortgage rates

Stocks fall on growth worries, Brexit doubts

Mar 22, 2019

Shares fall on Brexit doubts, weaker manufacturing in Germany, France and the Eurozone

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