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Markets Right Now: US stocks struggle to a mixed finish

Oct 8, 2018

U.S. stock indexes found their footing after a sharp early loss and managed a mixed finish.

The Latest: Republican Cox won't offer position on Kavanaugh

Oct 8, 2018

Republican candidate for California governor John Cox didn't take a position at a debate on the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.

Initiative seeks to repeal California's gasoline tax hike

Oct 8, 2018

California voters will soon decide whether to drive out a gasoline tax increase passed to fund transportation projects across the state

Correction: Financial Markets story

Oct 8, 2018

Correction: Financial Markets story

Stricter US screening splits anguished refugee families

Oct 8, 2018

"Every night he cries about mom": A long, painful wait for relatives to be cleared as US employs stricter screening of refugees

Bahrain's House of Representatives approves value-added tax

Oct 7, 2018

Bahrain's House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing for value-added tax to be collected, sending it onto the National Assembly's upper chamber, the Shura Council

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as bond yields rise further

Oct 5, 2018

US stocks are closing lower Friday as investors continue to worry about rising bond yields and interest rates

US unemployment rate falls to 49-year low of 3.7 percent

Oct 5, 2018

US unemployment rate fell in September to 49-year low of 3.7 percent amid steady hiring

Despite Trump's import taxes, US trade gap rises for third straight month to $53.2 billion in August

Oct 5, 2018

Despite Trump's import taxes, US trade gap rises for third straight month to $53.2 billion in August

US jobs report Friday is likely to show another solid gain

Oct 5, 2018

US jobs report for September is likely to show another solid gain