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News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

05/16/2021 | 09:16pm EDT
Economy Week Ahead: Industry, GDP, Housing 

Housing is in focus in this week's round of economic data.

Stocks Rise to End Turbulent Week of Trading 

U.S. stocks staged a powerful rebound following their steepest selloff since October, but finished the session with weekly losses.

Central Banks Jump Into Climate-Change Policy Fray 

Regulators are focusing on risks to financial systems and economies. Some say they are going beyond their remits.

Even Short-Term Inflation Will Test the Fed 

The Fed should hold steady on interest rates even if inflation temporarily jumps above 5%.

West Virginian Drives GOP's Infrastructure Deal Hopes 

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is leading Republicans in negotiations with the White House on roads, bridges and broadband internet.

IPO Market Faces a Critical Juncture 

The U.S. IPO market, unstoppable for nearly a year, has hit a speed bump. With inflation fears weighing on stocks, investors have shifted away from technology shares, initial public offerings and SPACs.

U.S. Retail Spending Held Flat in April 

Retail sales were unchanged in April as shoppers pulled back on goods purchases while increasing spending on services.The moderation in spending came as the recovery continued to build strength, though with signs of unevenness.

U.S. Oil-Rig Count Rises by 8 in Latest Week, Baker Hughes Says 

The number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. rose by eight in the latest week to 352, according to oil-field services company Baker Hughes.

Commodities Boost Economic Recoveries, Mirroring Aftermath of Financial Crisis 

Higher commodity prices are delivering economic windfalls to countries that supply metals vital to the global recovery from the pandemic, though the boom could still mask problems.

Marijuana Research Growers Receive U.S. Approval 

The Drug Enforcement Administration licensed companies to cultivate cannabis for medical study, ending an effective freeze under the Trump administration.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

05-16-21 2115ET

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AURORA CANNABIS INC. -2.73% 11.4 Delayed Quote.10.57%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (AUD/USD) 0.24% 0.77055 Delayed Quote.0.23%
AUXLY CANNABIS GROUP INC. 9.80% 0.28 Delayed Quote.9.80%
BAKER HUGHES COMPANY 0.85% 24.95 Delayed Quote.19.66%
BRITISH POUND / US DOLLAR (GBP/USD) 0.24% 1.4115 Delayed Quote.3.18%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (CAD/USD) 0.06% 0.82062 Delayed Quote.4.87%
CANOPY GROWTH CORPORATION -1.97% 29.86 Delayed Quote.-4.66%
CRONOS GROUP INC. -0.93% 10.64 Delayed Quote.20.36%
DJ INDUSTRIAL -0.27% 34299.33 Delayed Quote.12.65%
EURO / US DOLLAR (EUR/USD) -0.06% 1.2115 Delayed Quote.-0.77%
HEXO CORP. -3.47% 7.24 Delayed Quote.55.03%
INDIAN RUPEE / US DOLLAR (INR/USD) 0.06% 0.013641 Delayed Quote.-0.20%
LONDON BRENT OIL 0.00% 74.25 Delayed Quote.41.35%
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (NZD/USD) 0.31% 0.7141 Delayed Quote.-0.51%
ORGANIGRAM HOLDINGS INC. -1.83% 3.75 Delayed Quote.121.89%
THE GREEN ORGANIC DUTCHMAN HOLDINGS LTD. -2.67% 0.365 Delayed Quote.55.32%
THE SUPREME CANNABIS COMPANY, INC. -2.82% 0.345 Delayed Quote.129.03%
TOP GLOBAL LIMITED 0.00% 0.385 End-of-day quote.165.52%
WTI -0.15% 72.279 Delayed Quote.47.40%
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