Economy

The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

Apr 21, 2019

French yellow vest protesters have clashed with police and set fires in Paris to get attention from a government seen as out of touch with the economic problems of the poor

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Apr 20, 2019

French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris to call attention to their problems

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's distortions on Mueller report

Apr 20, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and team claim a vindication from Russia probe that Mueller never conferred

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

Apr 20, 2019

Corporate America is starting to embrace 420, the marijuana holiday long recognized by potheads around the world

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg

Apr 19, 2019

Washington Post says discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade Commission officials about the company's data-handing lapses have touched on instituting some sort of oversight for company CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Currency Markets

Global stocks modestly higher in quiet holiday trading

Apr 19, 2019

Global stock indexes are mostly moderately higher in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets are closed

Asian stocks rise in quiet holiday trading

Apr 19, 2019

Asian stock indexes are mostly higher on Good Friday holiday trading that had some markets closed

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Apr 18, 2019

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines despite encouraging Chinese economic data

World market mostly rise on encouraging Chinese growth data

Apr 17, 2019

Shares are mostly higher in Europe and Asia after China reported its economy expanded at a better than expected rate of 6.4% in the last quarter

Asian shares edge lower despite encouraging China GDP data

Apr 17, 2019

Asian shares mostly lower after China reports economy expanded at 6.4% rate in first quarter

Debt And Bond Markets

Markets Right Now: Stocks end holiday-shortened week higher

Apr 18, 2019

Stocks managed small gains but not enough to prevent a losing week for the S&P 500 following three weeks of gains.

Lebanon's PM vows strict austerity reforms to avoid crash

Apr 17, 2019

Prime minister says Lebanon has no choice but to take strict austerity measures to avoid economic 'catastrophe'

Malaysia revives China-backed rail link, cost cut by a third

Apr 12, 2019

Malaysia has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut construction cost

Western banks help Saudis raise $12 billion in bonds

Apr 10, 2019

Saud Arabia's oil company has raised $12 billion in a bond issue that shows Western investors are keen to do business with the kingdom despite the scandal over the killing of a dissident journalist.

US mortgage rates move little after big drop; 30-year 4.08%

Apr 4, 2019

U.S. long-term mortgage rates moved little this week after the key 30-year loan rate marked its steepest weekly drop in a decade the week before