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The Market’s Big Puzzle: What Is Happening to Growth and Inflation?

September 6, 2017 |

Globalization, the decline of labor unions and the rise of big multinationals may be changing the way the economy works.
WSJ.com: US Business

China’s Markets Can’t Agree on How Good Nation’s Economy Is

August 29, 2017 |

China’s financial markets are sending conflicting signals about the health of the world’s No. 2 economy, where a strengthening currency, buoyant stocks and soaring commodities contrast with the pessimism popular among the country’s bond investors.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Markets Eye Debt Ceiling With Unease

August 25, 2017 |

Early signs of concern about the federal debt ceiling are creeping into the financial markets, as President Donald Trump pressured lawmakers over how to proceed on the issue.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

BOE Signals Rates to Rise Faster Than Markets Expect

August 4, 2017 |

The Bank of England joined other major central banks in signaling that a long era of easy money is gradually drawing to a close, saying that it anticipates raising interest rates in the U.K. at a faster pace than investors currently expect.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Markets Closed With Mixed Results

July 27, 2017 |

An afternoon pullback in technology shares pulled broader market indexes mostly lower on Wall Street, the AP reports. The market got off to a good start on Thursday with major indexes all heading to more record highs. That ended in the early afternoon when tech shares, which have far outpaced…
Newser

Cops Secretly Seize Darknet Drug Markets, Track Users

July 21, 2017 |

The shadowy world of online drug marketplaces has been left reeling from a one-two punch by authorities: AlphaBay and Hansa Market, two of the biggest darknet drug markets, have been shut down and their operators arrested. After AlphaBay, the biggest site of its kind, users headed to Hansa, unaware that…
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Markets End Day Little Changed

July 18, 2017 |

US stocks are closing more or less where they started after a day of wavering between small gains and losses, the AP reports. Retailers gained ground Monday, but banks and health care companies fell. BlackRock fell 3.1% after a disappointing second-quarter report. Gold and copper producer Freeport-McMoRan rose 3….
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20 Years After Handover, China Looms Ever Larger Over Hong Kong Markets

July 1, 2017 |

From the ever-rising activity of China’s traders to the plethora of Chinese companies listing on Hong Kong’s stock exchange, China hangs over Hong Kong’s markets in a way few expect to dissipate in the coming years.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

10 Least Affordable Housing Markets in US

June 27, 2017 |

California dreamin’ may be just that, especially when it comes to being able to afford to live there. 24/7 Wall St. examined data from real estate company ATTOM Data Solutions—including wage info, monthly homeownership expenses, and median fair-market rent—to figure out which US counties offer the least affordable…
Newser

Markets See Mixed Results

June 26, 2017 |

Utilities led US stocks mostly higher as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to investors seeking income, the AP reports. Phone companies and banks also did well. Verizon rose 0.8% and Wells Fargo gained 0.9%, more than the rest of the market. Other sectors ended mostly…
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