Economy

A willingness to fix the euro's flaws is fading fast

Apr 19, 2018

When Angela Merkel was finally re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for Europe's leaders to patch the cracks in the shared euro currency _ flaws that threatened to break the euro apart in 2010-12

Control board meeting to OK austerity plans for Puerto Rico

Apr 19, 2018

New austerity measures are coming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances meets Thursday to approve several fiscal plans that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five years

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head

Apr 19, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II has opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.

Tech companies help pull US stocks lower in afternoon trade

Apr 19, 2018

U.S. stocks are moving broadly lower in afternoon trading, placing the market on track for its first loss this week

Even as markets shake, investors seek the riskiest corners

Apr 19, 2018

Even as stock markets struggle around the world, investors are continuing to pour money into funds that invest in stocks from China, Brazil and other emerging economies

Currency Markets

A willingness to fix the euro's flaws is fading fast

Apr 19, 2018

When Angela Merkel was finally re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for Europe's leaders to patch the cracks in the shared euro currency _ flaws that threatened to break the euro apart in 2010-12

Tech companies help pull US stocks lower in afternoon trade

Apr 19, 2018

U.S. stocks are moving broadly lower in afternoon trading, placing the market on track for its first loss this week

Global stocks take a breather as oil price rally continues

Apr 19, 2018

Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Thursday following a solid rebound based on waning fears about a trade war

Asian shares higher on optimism about global growth

Apr 19, 2018

Asian shares higher as optimism on global economy helps investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks

Global stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

Apr 18, 2018

Global stocks have followed Wall Street higher despite a Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in a swelling trade dispute

Debt And Bond Markets

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rose to 4.47 percent

Apr 19, 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed upward this week, slightly worsening affordability for homebuyers

Greek opposition 'not bound' by post-bailout commitments

Apr 12, 2018

Greece's conservative opposition leader says his party would not be bound by the terms of a post-bailout agreement currently being negotiated between the government and international creditors

US budget deficit rose 18.4 percent in March

Apr 11, 2018

The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $208.7 billion in March

Markets Right Now: Stocks surge as China trade tensions ease

Apr 10, 2018

Major U.S. stock indexes are closing sharply higher after China's leader sounded a conciliatory tone on trade tensions with the U.S.

Analysis: Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1T by 2020

Apr 9, 2018

The combined effect of the tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill is sending the government's budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark