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US stocks edge higher as technology, retail companies rise

Jun 5, 2018

U.S. stock indexes finish mostly higher and the Nasdaq composite closes at another record high as technology firms, retailers and smaller companies continue to rise

Technology gains drive Nasdaq composite to an all-time high

Jun 4, 2018

Technology companies including Apple and Alphabet post solid gains, driving the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time high.

Stocks, interest rates climb as job market keeps improving

Jun 1, 2018

Stocks rose and interest rates shot higher after a report showed that the strengthening U.S. job market remains on course, even with worries high around the world about a possible trade battle

Man vying for beard prize to plead guilty on drug charges

May 30, 2018

A Frenchman arrested when he arrived in the United States for a world beard-growing championship will plead guilty in federal court on drug charges

Stocks recover their poise as Italy concerns abate

May 30, 2018

Stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday amid hopes for a resolution in Italy's political turmoil that may put a halt to talk of another election this year.

Markets Right Now: Italy gridlock shakes up global markets

May 29, 2018

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe sank following political turmoil in Italy, which stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc.

Italian concerns stalk global stock markets and hurt euro

May 29, 2018

Worries that Europe's debt crisis is about to flare up again in the wake of political uncertainty in Italy weighed heavily on stock markets on Tuesday and sent the euro skidding down to 2018 lows against the dollar.

Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers' strike

May 26, 2018

Bus and metro services in several Brazilian cities have been reduced and several flights have been cancelled as a truckers' strike enters its sixth day

Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply

May 25, 2018

A sharp drop in crude oil prices sends energy companies skidding to their worst losses in months, weighing down the broader stock market

Eurozone economy's slowdown may be longer than expected

May 23, 2018

The much-anticipated economic pick-up across the 19-country eurozone does not appear to be materializing yet, if one closely-watched survey is anything to go by.

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