Economy

On streets of Tehran, relief for now at no wider conflict

Jan 9, 2020

Many Iranians say they are relieved that neither their country nor the United States appear primed right now for a more direct military confrontation

Space Force will start small but let Trump claim a big win

Dec 20, 2019

The Trump administration is celebrating the launching of Space Force, the first new military service in more than 70 years

House passes $1.4T government spending bill amid impeachment

Dec 18, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1.4 trillion government spending package, handing President Donald Trump a victory on his U.S.-Mexico border fence

Stocks rise on Wall Street as rally stretches to fourth day

Dec 16, 2019

US stocks are rallying Monday, rising along with European and several Asian markets after China reported surprisingly strong signs of life

Currency Markets

China, Japan stocks lower on Christmas

Dec 25, 2019

Chinese and Japanese stocks have declined on Christmas Day while most other Asian markets are closed

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

Oct 14, 2019

Asian stock markets rise after Washington and Beijing announce a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war

US stocks notch solid gains as China eases trade tensions

Sep 12, 2019

Stocks notched broad gains on Wall Street Wednesday as investors drew encouragement from China's move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs

US stock indexes end mostly higher after late buying burst

Sep 10, 2019

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Tuesday, erasing much of an early slide, as investors favored smaller, U.S.-focused companies for the second straight day

Syrian pound hits record low, setting off hike in prices

Sep 10, 2019

Syrian pound hits record low against dollar, setting off hike in prices in war-torn country

Debt And Bond Markets

US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

Sep 12, 2019

US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year average at 3.56%

US stock indexes end mostly higher after late buying burst

Sep 10, 2019

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Tuesday, erasing much of an early slide, as investors favored smaller, U.S.-focused companies for the second straight day

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

Aug 22, 2019

The Congressional Budget Office says the federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year

Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

Aug 17, 2019

President Donald Trump has been warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, but recession may be coming before that.

Global stocks lower after US falls on recession fear

Aug 15, 2019

Global stock markets mostly lower after Wall Street falls on recession fears