Economy

South America blackout leaves tens of millions without power

Jun 16, 2019

A massive blackout left more tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay Sunday morning after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

Jun 15, 2019

Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against forming a union

Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed over rates

Jun 14, 2019

Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed Chairman Powell over interest rate policy

Major oil companies commit to carbon pricing at Vatican

Jun 14, 2019

Major oil producers commit to supporting "economically meaningful" carbon pricing regimes after Vatican summit on climate change and a personal appeal from Pope Francis

US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker

Jun 14, 2019

US military releases video it says shows Iran removing unexploded mine from targeted tanker; Iran denies involvement

Currency Markets

Euro gains in global use, but dollar still dominates

Jun 13, 2019

The European Central Bank says the euro has gained ground on the dollar as a global currency used for government reserves, rebounding from historic lows as U.S. sanctions deter some countries' use of the U.S. currency

Asian stocks mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street

Jun 12, 2019

Shares have fallen in Asia after U.S. stocks gave up early gains and fizzled in afternoon trading

Asian stocks mixed after Trump threatens Mexico tariffs

Jun 6, 2019

Asian markets mixed after Trump threatens to push ahead with tariffs on Mexican goods

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans

May 22, 2019

Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits or anonymously store money

Stock markets stabilize after tumble over trade dispute

May 14, 2019

Stocks turn higher in European trading as investors take breather from losses over U.S.-China trade war.

Debt And Bond Markets

US stocks, bond yield slump, signaling market jitters

May 28, 2019

Stocks turned broadly lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors shifted money into bonds, sending yields to their lowest level in nearly two years

Lebanon's Central Bank workers suspend strike for 3 days

May 7, 2019

Lebanon's Central Bank of Lebanon employees suspend their open-ended strike for 3 days, hoping no wage cuts

Lebanon stock trading suspended over central bank strike

May 6, 2019

The Beirut Stock Exchange says it is suspending trading due to the open strike declared by the employees of Lebanon's central bank

US lawmakers review control board's role in Puerto Rico

May 2, 2019

U.S. lawmakers are reviewing the work of a federal control board created by Congress to oversee Puerto Rico's finances amid complaints that it is ineffective and has cost the bankrupt U.S. territory's government millions of dollars in operating expenses

The Latest: Powell says politics not part of policy decision

May 1, 2019

The Latest: Powell says politics not part of monetary policy decisions