Financial Markets

Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

Apr 17, 2019

Text messages and emails show Chicago's top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case against Jussie Smollett despite recusing herself

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower as insurers fall

Apr 17, 2019

Major U.S. stock indexes are closing lower as losses by health care companies outweigh gains elsewhere in the market

Lebanon's PM vows strict austerity reforms to avoid crash

Apr 17, 2019

Prime minister says Lebanon has no choice but to take strict austerity measures to avoid economic 'catastrophe'

To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999

Apr 17, 2019

The stock market's dizzying drop last year and rapid recovery this year remind are reminiscent of the market's moves two decades ago

World market mostly rise on encouraging Chinese growth data

Apr 17, 2019

Shares are mostly higher in Europe and Asia after China reported its economy expanded at a better than expected rate of 6.4% in the last quarter

Asian shares edge lower despite encouraging China GDP data

Apr 17, 2019

Asian shares mostly lower after China reports economy expanded at 6.4% rate in first quarter

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

Apr 16, 2019

The new Palestinian prime minister has accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and says an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead."

Markets Right Now: Stocks post modest gains on Wall Street

Apr 16, 2019

Stocks edged higher on Wall Street, erasing the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Banks and technology companies rose the most, while health care stocks closed broadly lower.

World stocks rise on hopes for growth; focus on earnings

Apr 16, 2019

World shares are mostly up on upbeat economic data for China and Germany and as investors keep an eye on corporate earnings

German economy gets positive signal amid slowdown

Apr 16, 2019

An index of investor sentiment about Germany bounced higher in April, adding to the contradictory signals about the strength of Europe's largest economy

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