Stalled U.S.-China Trade Talks Raise Threat of Another Impasse
Trade talks between the U.S. and China are in danger of hitting an impasse, threatening to derail the Trump administration's plan for a limited pact this year as both sides stand firm on key issues including tariffs and agricultural purchases.
Japan's October Exports Fell More Than Expected
The country's exports fell 9.2% on year in October due to weakness in demand for power generating machines, cars and steel, data released by the Ministry of Finance showed.
Trump Accuses Pelosi of Stalling Trade Deal Amid Impeachment Probe
President Trump accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of pressuring Democrats to support his impeachment before she would let them vote on his rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the latest escalation in his battle to push through one of his top legislative priorities.
FHFA to Propose Capital Rule for Fannie, Freddie in 2020
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's federal regulator kicked off a process for the mortgage-finance companies to raise enough capital for them to return to private ownership.
Bank of Canada Warns Global Stress Could Affect Domestic Economy
Policy makers need to be prepared for the possibility that global financial stress could spill into Canada despite the domestic economy's overall resilience, Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins said.
Stocks Slip on Disappointing Retail Earnings
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 pulled back from record levels, sidetracked by weakness in shares of Home Depot and other retailers.
U.K. Election Keeps Investors on Edge
Investors betting on a Boris Johnson win in the coming U.K. election have given British markets a boost, but many remain cautious about the vote's unpredictable set of outcomes.
Fears of Excess Supply Hurt Oil
Fresh worries about excess oil supply are dragging down crude prices once again, reinforcing a trend that continues to weigh on the energy sector.
Short-Term Rentals Have Mild Impact on Home Prices, Study Suggests
Short-term vacation rentals haven't significantly contributed to the rise in American housing costs, according to a nationwide study by Oxford Economics that was commissioned by booking website Expedia.
Technology Stocks Head Toward Best Year in a Decade
Regulatory scrutiny and mixed earnings aren't stopping tech stocks from rallying. The S&P 500 technology sector's 41% gain for the year has put it well above the wider index's 25% climb.