TOKYO | The dollar inched down early on Monday, nudged off a one-week high against a basket of currencies after Treasury yields declined on data showing the world’s largest economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace.
The U.S. currency was down 0.35 percent at […]
The S&P and the Nasdaq were slightly higher in late morning trading on Thursday as investors assessed remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a congressional testimony.
The Dow, which snapped its seven-day rally on Wednesday, was little changed, weighed […]
NEW YORK | The dollar rose to its highest since Feb. 3 against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors increased bets on higher U.S. interest rates, while a measure of world stocks looked set for its first weekly […]
WASHINGTON — The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money.
With the simple tap of the “send” button one day last week, Donald Trump collected $3 million in campaign contributions — as […]
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that’s freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to […]
LOS ANGELES |An unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will be divided among three winning tickets purchased in Tennessee, California and Florida.
Each ticket is worth $528.8 million, lottery officials said in California, one of 44 states plus Washington D.C. and two […]
OMAHA, Neb. — The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.4 billion, and the drawing is still two days away.
The prize was already the world’s largest before lottery officials increased it Monday.
And the jackpot could grow even more before Wednesday’s drawing […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery fans, take heart. Officials say the odds are growing that someone will win the $900 million Powerball jackpot, which grew by $100 million just hours before Saturday night’s drawing.
If no one matches all the […]
TAMPA, Fla. — Whatever disparaging cliche you’ve heard about the lowly dime — dime a dozen, nickel and dimed, dime’s worth of difference — it’s not true of this dime.
No, this particular coin that’s about to go to auction […]
NEW YORK — Thousands of customers of pre-paid debit cards backed by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons remain without access to their money more than a week after technical problems first began plaguing the cards.
Customers of the so-called RushCard, a […]
WASHINGTON — Congressional budget analysts said Wednesday that the federal government ran a deficit of $435 billion in the just-completed budget year, the smallest deficit since 2007 and well below the record shortfalls of President Barack Obama’s first term.
The Congressional […]
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled new documents Wednesday setting his personal fortune at more than $10 billion and an annual income of more than $362 million.
The businessman says he filed his personal financial disclosure with federal […]
WASHINGTON – Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records.
Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie […]
NEW YORK — “American Sniper” has shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Clint Eastwood film narrowly surpassed the previous top Super Bowl weekend draw. […]
MOSCOW — The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy big-ticket items before prices rise.
Deputy Finance […]
WASHINGTON — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy until the new year.
In an unexpected move, […]
The slump in oil prices continued to weigh on global markets Monday, hammering the Russian ruble in particular. Elsewhere, Japan’s credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s. WSJ’s Katie Martin reports. (Photo: Getty)
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling couldn’t even apologize without making more inflammatory comments. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Sunday, Sterling admitted that he “made a terrible mistake” by uttering the racist remarks that earned him exile […]
KIEV, Ukraine — The International Monetary Fund on Thursday promised to loan between $14 billion and $18 billion to Ukraine’s fledgling government, which is struggling to keep the country’s economy afloat amid mounting debts.
Ukraine had faced three months of anti-government […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot inched toward a U.S. lottery record Monday as it soared to $586 million amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, raising the possibility that the prize could pass the once-unthinkable $1 billion mark […]
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:24pm EDT (Reuters)
WASHINGTON – The United States ran a budget deficit in July, although government revenues increased from a year earlier due to tax hikes and a strengthening economy, a report from the Treasury showed on Monday.
By Jason Lange | Thu Aug 8, 2013 10:28am EDT(Reuters)
WASHINGTON – A gauge of the trend in layoffs of American workers fell last week to its lowest since before the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the U.S. economy.
The four-week average […]
NEW YORK – The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Thursday, with the S&P 500 rising above 1,700 after strong data on manufacturing-sector growth and as central banks said they would keep monetary stimulus in place.
Stocks were broadly higher, […]
WASHINGTON – U.S. college students will likely pay a reduced interest rate of 3.86 percent on their student loans for the new school year, after lawmakers on Wednesday finally passed a compromise bill that would reverse a recent rate hike.
TOKYO – Tokyo shares tumbled on Friday on the back of a stronger yen and the dollar languished at a five-week low against a basket of currencies as investors waited for clarity on U.S. stimulus at the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting next […]
WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday the U.S. central bank still expects to start scaling back its massive bond purchase program later this year, but he left open the option of changing that plan if the […]
NEW YORK – Stocks edged up on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting new all-time highs as the market’s recent upward momentum persisted, but a steep decline in Apple (AAPL.O) kept gains in check.
The day’s gains were broad, […]
NEW YORK – Stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as the latest economic data continued a trend of indicators pointing to anemic growth, while bellwether companies disappointed on revenue. The Federal Reserve’s decision to keep its monetary stimulus in place was […]
By Caroline Valetkevitch (Reuters)| Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:15pm EDT
NEW YORK – Stocks advanced on Tuesday, a day after their worst decline since November, as gold prices rebounded and earnings from Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson improved the outlook for […]
By Veronica Brown and Barani Krishnan (Reuters) | Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:50pm EDT
LONDON/NEW YORK – Gold headed for its biggest two-day drop in 30 years on Monday and oil, copper and grains prices also tumbled as investors fled most […]
(Reuters) | Clara Denina
LONDON – Gold dropped as much as 6.3 percent on Monday to below $1,400 per ounce for the first time since March 2011 as the market’s downward momentum gained speed after more than four months of investor […]