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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo trader John Doyle works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks headed broadly higher in early trading Tuesday, June 4, on Wall Street after comments from Mexico's foreign minister injected some optimism into a developing trade dispute. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 04, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks headed broadly higher in midday trading on Wall Street Tuesday as investors digested optimistic comments on trade from Mexico, along with a technology sector recovery and an encouraging signal on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Mexican Foreign...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
June 04, 2019 - 7:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to respond to the Trump administration's trade conflicts to protect the U.S. economic expansion if it decides that would be necessary. Powell's comments came at a conference in Chicago on how the central bank...
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Shares are mixed in Asia after a tumultuous session for tech shares on Wall Street.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 04, 2019 - 1:01 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World markets retreated Tuesday after news that the Trump administration is considering anti-trust moves against tech giants triggered a sell-off, pushing the Nasdaq composite index into a correction. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.3% to 7,161.29 and the CAC 40 in France dropped 0.8% to 5...
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FILE- In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo specialist Frank Masiello is reflected in his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The bond market is getting another whiff of a recession Bonds are supposed to be the boring corner of the finance world, but even high-flying stock investors stop and pay attention when they fall into a particular, concerning pattern. It’s called an “inverted yield curve,” and it happens when investors are willing to accept lower yields for long-term U.S. government bonds than for short-term debt. It’s been a relatively reliable predictor for recessions, and it’s happening again.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)
May 30, 2019 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The scent of a possible recession is wafting through the bond market again. Bonds are supposed to be the boring corner of the finance world, but even high-flying stock investors stop and pay attention when they fall into a particular, concerning pattern. It's called an "inverted...
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European flags blow in front of the European Central Bank as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 29, 2019 - 1:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says that challenges to financial stability in the eurozone have risen amid risks to growth from trade tensions, and warns that indebted governments such as Italy could run into trouble if they don't heed rules limiting debt and deficits. The...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, in Washington. Federal Reserve officials at their recent meeting believed the central bank could remain “patient” in deciding when to adjust interest rates, though some officials thought future rate hikes might still be needed. In minutes of the April 30-May 1 discussions, Fed officials note that prospects for the U.S. and global economy had been improving, while inflation had fallen farther below the Fed’s 2% target. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 22, 2019 - 11:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their recent meeting believed the central bank could remain "patient" in deciding when to adjust interest rates, though some officials thought future rate hikes might still be needed. In minutes of the April 30-May 1 discussions released Wednesday, Fed...
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May 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says a sharp rise in corporate debt is being closely monitored but currently the Fed does not see the types of threats that triggered the 2008 financial crisis. In remarks prepared for a banking conference in Fernandina Beach, Florida, Powell...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 02, 2019 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator whom President Donald Trump had tapped for the Federal Reserve board, withdrew from consideration Thursday after losing Republican support in the Senate, largely over his past inflammatory writings about women. Trump tweeted the news of...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo trader Craig Esposito, left, works with specialists Peter Mazza, center, and Vera Liu on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 02, 2019 - 11:15 am
Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Thursday as investors reviewed a mostly mixed batch of corporate earnings reports. Technology and communications companies accounted for much of the sell-off. Energy stocks took the heaviest losses as the price of crude oil slumped. Real...
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May 02, 2019 - 4:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy is likely to weaken as firms stop rushing to prepare for a Brexit date that has now been delayed by months, the Bank of England said Thursday. In quarterly economic forecasts published alongside the unanimous decision to keep the main interest rate at 0.75 percent...
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