Currency Markets

US stocks tick higher, but trade worries stop an early rally

Jun 29, 2018

US stocks finish mostly higher, but their early gains mostly evaporated as investors focused on unresolved trade tensions

How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals

Jun 29, 2018

As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: putting malicious software on peoples' handsets, TVs and smart fridges that makes them mine for digital money.

US stocks and bond yields dip amid trade worries

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

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

Host of new worries pushes bitcoin to 4-month low

Jun 13, 2018

The price of bitcoin has fallen to a four-month low of $6,370, days after South Korean virtual currency exchange Coinrail said hackers had stolen over $37 million, almost a third of the virtual currency it had stored.

The Latest: Fed uncertain on banking for marijuana firms

Jun 13, 2018

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says the U.S. central bank has not resolved how financial institutions should deal with marijuana businesses

After an early stumble, US stock indexes end modestly higher

Jun 8, 2018

The stock market shook off a bumpy start and ended modestly higher, led by gains in consumer products companies like Monster Beverage and Procter & Gamble.

Expat Turks begin casting votes for June 24 elections

Jun 7, 2018

Turkish citizens living abroad have started casting votes for Turkey's June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections

Brazilian currency drops against the US dollar

Jun 6, 2018

Brazil's currency is dropping against the U.S. dollar amid political and economic uncertainties in Latin America's largest economy

Top ECB official: Time to discuss stimulus withdrawal

Jun 6, 2018

A top European Central Bank official says policymakers will begin discussions next week on withdrawing the bank's bond-purchase stimulus _ suggesting the ECB isn't overly worried by the recent political upheaval in Italy

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