Johnson Brexit Deal Clears Hurdle but Timetable Rejected
U.K. lawmakers endorsed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. But in a sign of the challenges ahead, lawmakers voted minutes later against a proposed timetable to push it through Parliament by Oct. 31.
Aussie Treasury Chief Pushes Back on Calls for Fiscal Stimulus
Australian Treasury Secretary Steven Kennedy said instances in which budgetary stimulus is needed are rare and usually associated with external shocks.
Stocks Tick Lower Amid Slew of Corporate Results
U.S. stocks fell as investors digested the latest flurry of third-quarter earnings reports and U.K. lawmakers rejected a plan to pull Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.
The Stealthy Bear Stalking the Dow
Almost every measure other than the S&P 500 suggests a bear market started last year. Dig into the S&P, and it is sending a deeply downbeat message, too.
U.S. Companies Advised to Prepare for Multiple Benchmark Rates in Transition from Libor
Advisers to globally expanding U.S. companies are recommending that they prepare to use several short-term lending benchmarks when the London interbank offered rate falls out of use.
Breakup of Tech Giants 'on the Table,' U.S. Antitrust Chief Says
Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim said at the WSJ Tech Live conference that a breakup of the U.S. tech giants is "perfectly on the table."
Judge Denies Agency's Authority to Issue Fintech Bank Charters
A federal banking regulator doesn't have the authority to grant national charters to financial technology companies, a federal judge ruled.
Palladium Rally Continues Amid Project Shortages
A surge in palladium prices has made the metal one of the market's best performers in 2019, as expected supply shortfalls overtake worries about an economic slowdown.
Wave of Financial Stress Hits Low-Rated Companies
An array of business challenges is hitting low-rated companies across the U.S. economy, driving selling in the bottom tier of the corporate-debt market.
Why Hong Kong Matters So Much to China
Hong Kong's attachment to Western-style values has drawn Beijing into a political crisis, but the city is a valuable gateway between China and the global financial system.