Trump at G-20: There Will Be 'Very Big' Trade Deals With India, Japan
President Trump struck a conciliatory tone with other world leaders as the Group of 20 summit got started in Japan, soothing worries that he would provoke fresh tensions.
Federal Reserve Clears Big Banks to Boost Payouts to Investors
The Fed cleared the biggest banks to increase shareholder payouts, another sign the industry has grown fit enough to handle a severe economic shock.
Democrats' Comments Give Health-Care Stocks a Stronger Pulse
Beaten-down health-care stocks are seeing some relief after most Democratic presidential candidates shied away from forcefully endorsing plans to nationalize the U.S. health insurance industry
Gold Loses Some Luster Ahead of Summit
Gold prices retreated from multiyear highs Thursday, as investors awaited the outcome of trade discussions between U.S. and Chinese leaders at the Group of 20 summit at the end of the week.
Stocks Rise as Investors Hope for Trade Progress
U.S. stocks rose Thursday, with the S&P 500 snapping a four-day losing streak, as investors hope for progress on the trade between the U.S. and China.
U.S. Economy Grew at Unrevised 3.1% Rate in First Quarter
The pace of U.S. economic growth remained at a strong 3.1% annual rate in the first three months of the year, but a downward revision to consumer spending suggests the momentum could be difficult to maintain.
U.S. Jobless Claims Rose Last Week
The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits rose last week, amid deepening concerns that trade disputes and slowing global growth are starting to affect the domestic economy.
Trump and Xi Have Reason to Step Back From the Brink
Both the U.S. and China are heading into the G-20 loudly proclaiming they don't need a deal. The reality is that both economies have already suffered substantial damage-and the next round of tariffs would make things far worse. A further escalation isn't inevitable though.
Mexico Registers $1.03B May Trade Surplus
Mexico registered its fourth straight monthly trade surplus in May as increases in exports of manufactured goods helped to offset the deficit in petroleum trade.
Russell Rebalancing Promises Trading Frenzy
A surge in trading is expected Friday as stocks are added to and dropped from FTSE Russell's U.S. benchmarks. During last year's rebalancing, about $100 billion of individual stocks were traded in the final seconds of the day.