Economy

Stocks mixed, oil down as markets await news on Saudi plant

Sep 17, 2019

World shares are mixed and oil prices have fallen slightly pending updates on restoring output at a Saudi Aramco oil processing plant damaged by an attack over the weekend

Back to basics: Congress tries to keep government lights on

Sep 17, 2019

Government shutdown isn't likely in the months ahead, but neither are other legislative accomplishments

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as oil prices spike

Sep 16, 2019

Stocks are lower at midday Monday as oil prices spike following a weekend attack on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.

The Latest: No talks in GM-UAW contract spat; strike likely

Sep 15, 2019

Contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and General Motors broke off Sunday and haven't resumed, meaning the union's first national strike since 2007 is very likely

Walz says Japan can't pick up US-China trade war slack

Sep 13, 2019

Gov. Tim Walz says his just-concluded trade trip to Japan and South Korea was productive and thinks it will lead to new business eventually

Currency Markets

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

Asian shares mixed as investors look ahead to rate decisions

Sep 10, 2019

Asian shares are mixed after a day of listless trading on Wall Street as investors awaited signs on global interest rates

UK currency volatile as investors try to gauge Brexit risks

Sep 3, 2019

The pound has touched its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, excluding a brief "flash crash" in 2016 that may have been caused by technical glitches

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