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Bond yields jump, upending stocks’ rally

February 22, 2018 |

U.S. stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday, erasing a gain, as investors reacted to a surge in bond yields late in the session.

Bond yields climbed to their highest level in four years after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting. The minutes showed bullish sentiment…


L.A. Times – Business

International markets start the week mixed as investors catch breath after big rally

February 20, 2018 |

European stocks drifted lower Monday as investors paused for breath after a sizable rally last week. Despite the move lower, there are few signs of the turmoil that gripped stock markets earlier this month.

U.S. stock markets closed for Presidents Day while those in Hong Kong and China closed for…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks rally; Dow closes above 26,000 points for the first time

January 18, 2018 |

A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday.

The sharp gains also delivered record highs for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, wiping out the market’s modest losses from a day earlier.


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge down, ending their new year’s rally, after Treasury yields rise

January 10, 2018 |

The stock market’s fantastic start to 2018 stalled Wednesday after real estate companies and other dividend payers sank on concerns about rising interest rates.

The losses knocked indexes a bit off their record highs and provided the first minor hiccup for a market that had climbed six straight…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Fade, Ending a New Year’s Rally

January 10, 2018 |

A stellar start for the New Year on Wall Street has faded as the market posted its first loss of the year on Wednesday, the AP reports. The slight declines came after six straight gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, its longest winning streak to open a year…
Newser

Roy Moore Lashes Out in Final Campaign Rally

December 12, 2017 |

“If you don’t believe in my character, don’t vote for me,” Roy Moore said at a campaign rally on the eve of Tuesday’s Senate election in Alabama, once again lashing out at the women who’ve accused him of sexual misconduct. BuzzFeed describes the rally as an “airing of grievances,” in…
Newser

Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Jerusalem

December 10, 2017 |

About 10,000 Indonesians have rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta in support of Palestinians and denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
FOX News

Stocks Around the Globe Stage Most Widely Shared Rally in Years

November 28, 2017 |

The vast majority of global stock markets in 2017 have surged either to fresh records or multiyear highs, one of the broadest rallies in years that investors say is a result of the increasingly synchronized global economic recovery.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Zimbabweans Rally for Removal of Mugabe

November 19, 2017 |

Tens of thousands of jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated what they considered the end of President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule in the capital, and demanded a formal transfer of power days after the military’s takeover.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Thousands Rally Against Catalonia Independence

November 1, 2017 |

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Catalonia in a show of unity with the rest of Spain, rejecting the declaration of independence made by Catalan separatists on Friday.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe