Economy Week Ahead: ECB, BOJ Meetings; U.S. Existing Home Sales
A holiday-shortened week in the U.S. lightens the flow of economic data as financial markets look to consolidate a rally that has sent stocks to record levels.
China Leaves Benchmark Lending Rates Unchanged for Second Month
China's benchmark lending rates for short- and long-term loans were left unchanged in January for the second straight month, after the central bank held a medium-term lending facility rate steady earlier this month.
Libyan Oil Output Collapses as Group Shuts Export Pipeline
Allies of a renegade general have blocked a key oil-export pipeline in western Libya, forcing additional production cuts a day after a port blockade had already halved the country's output, the national oil company said.
Global Banks Rush Back Into Repo Markets
Increased dependence on short-term market funding comes as growth among the main shadow-banking funding sources has slowed.
The Dog That Didn't Bark: What Soybean Prices Say About Trade Deal
Sherlock Holmes once solved a case by observing that a dog didn't bark when it should have. Likewise, the silence of commodities markets may speak volumes about the new U.S.-China trade deal.
JPMorgan Chase, FedEx, Alphabet: Stocks That Defined the Week
Here are seven major companies whose stocks moved on the week's news.
Cooper's Take: Takeaways From the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
Overall, the mood among dealmakers at the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference with was one of optimism about the pipeline for new deals, at least for the start of the year.
U.S. Stocks End Week at Record Levels
U.S. stocks set repeated highs this week, pulled higher by shares of big technology companies.
The U.S. Hasn't Planted This Little Wheat in More Than a Century
Much of the decline in planted wheat acres has come in recent years, concurrent with Russia's ascent as the world's dominant supplier and Midwestern farmers' turn to more profitable crops, like corn and soybeans.
Employers Pull Back on Posting New Jobs
Job openings declined sharply in November, a sign of weakening employer demand that could restrain job growth in 2020.