Fed has the luxury of making policy without pressure of urgency, Bostic says 

With the labor market strong and growth above trend, there isn't pressure on the U.S. central bank to cut interest rates, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said Monday.

Dow Jones slips as S&P 500 struggles to find direction after record high 

U.S. stocks traded lower Monday, taking a pause as investors await word from Fed Chair Jerome Powell and jobless data later this week.

Traders Are Betting More Aggressively Ahead of Economic Data 

Many bond traders now feel they know which way the central bank and the economy are headed, along with how new data will shift markets.

China's High-Wire Act: Downshifting Growth Without Slipping Into Stagnation 

Leader Xi Jinping has made clear that growth at all costs is out. Now, the challenge is finding a new path-and rallying the people to his side.

Japan's Nikkei Tops 40000 for First Time 

The climb was driven by greater corporate earnings and a surge in chip-related stocks, thanks to enthusiasm for beneficiaries of artificial intelligence.

Traders will be looking for subtle signs of shift at ECB meeting 

The European Central Bank will almost certainly leave rates unchanged at 4% but investors are now pricing in cuts for June

U.S. and Allies Reach for Last Resort to Get Aid to Gazans 

The U.S. and its allies are turning to airdrops of aid into Gaza, a stopgap measure reflecting the impasse foreign powers face in addressing a humanitarian crisis and ending the Israel-Hamas war.

China Drops Only Regular Press Briefing by a Senior Leader 

The decision underscores how leader Xi Jinping has made a black-box political system even more opaque.

U.K. weighs plans to cut its record tax burden 

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt is weighing up plans to cut national insurance

Forest Investors Debate What to Do With All Their Trees: Timber or Carbon Credits? 

Investment managers who have bought up forestland are going tree by tree to figure out whether they should be felled for timber or kept up for carbon-credit generation, as the growing voluntary carbon market has opened up a new way to make money from such holdings.

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