Financial Markets

Markets Right Now: Trade tensions send US markets lower

Jun 15, 2018

Stocks are closing slightly lower Friday after the Trump administration announced a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports and China responded with planned tariffs of its own

Merkel stands firm against Bavarian demands to close borders

Jun 15, 2018

Angela Merkel's spokesman said Friday the German chancellor remains firmly against unilateral moves to turn some refugees back at the border _ as demanded by conservative allies in her own government _ warning it would weaken the European Union

Global stocks mostly lower as US plans tariffs on China

Jun 15, 2018

Global stock markets are mostly lower as U.S. President Donald Trump's approval of a plan to impose tough tariffs on China renewed concerns about trade friction

Asian stocks mixed after ECB announcement, US data

Jun 15, 2018

Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street largely finished with gains following the European Central Bank's announcement to phase out its bond-buying stimulus

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jun 14, 2018

U.S. stocks mostly rose Thursday, as markets get accustomed to the idea of investing with less of a safety net from central banks around the world

Fed sets limits on biggest banks' loans to each other

Jun 14, 2018

Federal Reserve sets limits on big banks' loans to each other

Markets Right Now: Retail report lifts US stocks

Jun 14, 2018

Stocks are closing higher Thursday as investors cheer a report showing retail sales grew in May

Europe, Fed moves show global shift away from cheap money

Jun 14, 2018

Two of the globe's most powerful central banks are gradually withdrawing the easy money policies that helped repair the damage of the Great Recession.

As Fed raises rates, popular bond index funds get pinched

Jun 14, 2018

Index funds are surging in popularity due to their low costs and relatively good performance

The Latest: European Central Bank says euro 'irreversible'

Jun 14, 2018

In a dig to populist politicians who question the euro, the head of the European Central Bank says the shared currency is irreversible

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