Nine largest U.S. banks can handle their 'problematic' exposure to office real estate, S&P says 

While those banks face headwinds, they're large enough to absorb any potential impact, analysts say

S&P 500 Retreats From Record 

Major U.S. stock indexes pulled back Monday, weighed down by declines in the "Magnificent Seven" tech stocks.

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.

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.

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.

Warren Buffett Is Getting Dragged Into the Real-Estate Commissions Litigation 

Plaintiffs are suing Berkshire Hathaway Energy, owner of one of the brokerage defendants, trying to collect on potentially billions in damages.

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

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.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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