Financial Markets

SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

Aug 16, 2017

Six months into her tenure, SBA head sees businesses as optimistic but held back by lack of loans, workers

Global stocks higher after US indexes take small losses

Aug 16, 2017

Global stock markets are mostly higher after US indexes took small losses and Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions

Asian shares mixed after US indexes take small losses

Aug 16, 2017

Asian stock markets are mixed after US stock indexes took small losses amid simmering tensions over North Korea's nuclear program

How major US stock market indexes fared Tuesday

Aug 15, 2017

US stock indexes finished Tuesday close to where they started

Markets Right Now: Plunging retailers pull stocks lower

Aug 15, 2017

Stocks are ending mostly lower after several retailers released disappointing results and outlooks.

Congress leader says Brazil gov't lacks votes to pass reform

Aug 15, 2017

The president of Brazil's Lower House has declared the government does not have enough support in Congress to pass the reform to the social security system

UK inflation lower than expected, easing rate hike prospects

Aug 15, 2017

Inflation in Britain held steady in July at an annual rate of 2.6 percent, decreasing the likelihood of any interest rate increases soon

Global stocks rise after diplomatic overtures by Koreas, US

Aug 15, 2017

Global shares gain on cooling of tensions over North Korean nuclear program

Asian stocks rise after Koreas, US make diplomatic overtures

Aug 15, 2017

Asian shares are higher as both Koreas and the U.S. appeared to indicate a willingness to defuse the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program

Rates on Treasury bills fall in weekly auction

Aug 14, 2017

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction. Rates on six-month bills declined to their lowest level since mid-July.