Financial Markets

Markets Right Now: Dow average ends a 10-day winning streak

Aug 8, 2017

Stocks are ending slightly lower on Wall Street, ending a 10-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.

Puerto Rico gov pursues economic development via new laws

Aug 8, 2017

Puerto Rico's governor has signed a flurry of new laws to help boost economic development on an island entering its 11th year of recession

US stocks veer lower in afternoon trading; oil closes lower

Aug 8, 2017

U.S. stock indexes are veering modestly lower in late-afternoon trading, giving up gains from earlier in the day

Global shares mixed following downbeat China trade data

Aug 8, 2017

Global shares mixed after China reports disappointing trade data for July

Malaysia launches inquiry over forex losses under Mahathir

Aug 8, 2017

Malaysia's government has launched an inquiry into massive foreign exchange losses by the central bank more than two decades ago, in a probe that could lead to criminal prosecution for former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Asian shares fall as China trade data disappoints

Aug 8, 2017

Asian shares fall as Chinese trade data disappoint, erasing early gains from Wall Street rally

Rates on Treasury bills mixed; 6-month highest in 9 years

Aug 7, 2017

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction, with rates on three-month bills falling to their lowest level since late June while rates on six-month bills rose to their highest level in nearly nine years.

Puerto Rico hit with 2 lawsuits challenging board's power

Aug 7, 2017

Puerto Rico has been hit with two lawsuits that for the first time challenge the constitutionality of a federal control board overseeing the island's finances and its power to start a bankruptcy-like court process for some of the U.S. territory's debts

Markets Right Now: US stock indexes close slightly higher

Aug 7, 2017

U.S. stock indexes closed slightly higher, led by gains in technology and consumer-focused companies.

Another milestone for stocks: Most boring market in decades

Aug 7, 2017

This year's run to a record for the stock market has been one of the least eventful in decades