Nvidia Drags Down Stock Market Ahead of Its Earnings Report 
 

Investors are looking for clues about whether the AI-fueled frenzy powering markets can continue. The S&P 500 shed 0.6% and the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.9%.


 
Stock-market investors fear short-volatility bets could crush the rally 
 

A popular trade that triggered a historic market meltdown back in 2018 made a comeback last year, as one barometer of its performance logged its best year in six.


 
Traders are flirting with the idea of a Fed rate hike as January meeting minutes loom 
 

It's taken months to sink in, but traders are finally coming around to the once-unthinkable scenario of possibly no rate cuts in 2024 and even considering the idea of another hike by the U.S. central bank.


 
Japan's Exports Rose Nearly 12% in January 
 

Japan's exports increased in January thanks to higher demand for cars and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, data from the Ministry of Finance showed Wednesday.


 
Recession signs fade despite 22nd straight drop in Leading Economic Index 
 

The leading indicators of the economy fell in January for the 22nd month in a row - the third longest losing streak ever - but the U.S. still doesn't appear to be careening toward a recession.


 
Canada Inflation Cools to 2.9% in January 
 

Canadian inflation decelerated more sharply than anticipated in January, offering comfort the central bank's past rate increases continue to work through the economy.


 
Activists Push for New Board at Norfolk Southern 
 

An investor group led by Ancora Holdings has put forward nominations for a new board at Norfolk Southern, heating up a proxy fight aimed at ousting the railroad's chief executive.


 
Data Show the Economy Is Booming. Wall Street Thinks Otherwise. 
 

A handful of high-profile reports on inflation, gross domestic product and the labor market have shown a hot economy, but many economists have minimized these surprises.


 
How India Became the World's Most Nimble Energy Buyer 
 

With a rapidly growing population and economy, India is thirsty for oil and natural gas-at the right price.


 
Chinese Banks Slash a Key Lending Rate as Economy Falters 
 

China's longer-term benchmark lending rate was lowered this month after the central bank held its policy rates steady, according to data released by the People's Bank of China.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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