Stocks Take a Breather, Slipping at the End of a Red-Hot Week 

The Dow led stock indexes lower as results from Nike and Lululemon made some investors worry about consumer demand.

The Score: Reddit, Apple, FedEx and More Stocks That Defined the Week 

Here are some of the major companies whose stocks moved on the week's news.

ECB's Nagel Raises Prospect of June Rate Cut 

It is increasingly likely the ECB will lower its key interest rate over the coming months, the head of Germany's central bank said.

The lowest-paid U.S. workers are seeing their wages surge. It still might not be enough. 

The trend is "a notable reversal of fortune" for some of the country's lowest-earning workers, researchers said - but the gains might still fall short.

Focus on Senate as Midnight Shutdown Deadline Approaches 

The House earlier passed $1.2 trillion bill to keep government funded over GOP conservatives' objections.

Record gold price flashes warning for Fed's rate-cut hopes 

Gold's run to all-time highs could spell trouble on the inflation outlook, some analysts say.

German Business Mood Improves on Hopes for Economy 

Business sentiment in Germany turned brighter in March, boosted by a better outlook for the economy, according to the latest Ifo survey.

The New Normal for Mortgage Rates Will Be Higher Than Many Hope 

Changes across the market for mortgage-backed bonds mean rates can stay elevated even once the Federal Reserve starts cutting.

Hannon's Take: The Swiss Aside, Central Bankers Have Yet to Declare Victory 

It is increasingly clear that central banks in rich countries expect to lower rates over coming months. But only one has declared victory in the battle to tame inflation.

Beijing Concerned Funds From Liquidity Boosts Aren't Finding Borrowers 

China's policymakers are growing concerned that intensified monetary policy support has led to excessive liquidity in the banking system that isn't being funneled into the real economy.

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