Financial Markets

Lebanon's government scrambles to respond to mass protests

Oct 21, 2019

Protesters have closed major roads around Lebanon ahead of a Cabinet meeting that is scheduled to discuss a rescue plan for the country's crumbling economy

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

Oct 20, 2019

The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals

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

Markets Right Now: Stocks extend losses on Wall Street

Oct 8, 2019

Stocks are ending lower on Wall Street as tensions rachet up again between the U.S. and China just before the two sides are set to meet again to discuss trade.

Budget office estimates US deficit just under $1 trillion

Oct 7, 2019

The U.S. government ran a budget deficit of just under $1 trillion in the just-closed fiscal year

Greek fashion firms revitalize centuries-old silk tradition

Sep 29, 2019

Greece's financial crisis nearly snuffed out the country's centuries-old silk manufacturing tradition, but the end of the crippling recession has raised demand for fashion products and silk produced by a remote border town

China releases more pork from reserve to cool prices

Sep 26, 2019

China is releasing more pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of next week's celebration of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power.

Russia's Putin hosts Venezuelan leader Maduro for talks

Sep 25, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting Venezuela's leader in Moscow amid the ongoing political crisis in the South American nation

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on consumer confidence drop

Sep 24, 2019

Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Tuesday as a sharp drop in a reading on U.S. consumer confidence outweighs optimism surrounding U.S.-China trade negotiations

The Latest: British PM questions Thomas Cook bosses' pay

Sep 23, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a "huge effort" is underway to bring home British tourists and passengers stranded abroad by the sudden collapse of travel company Thomas Cook

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