Markets Right Now: China tariff worries sink US stocks

Mar 22, 2018

Stocks are falling as investors expect President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on Chinese products, with some of the worst losses going to technology and industrial companies.

US was a temporary stop for many Venezuelans; now it's home

Mar 22, 2018

Venezuelans who have come to the US in recent years are starting to acknowledge a bitter reality: Conditions in their homeland only appear to be getting worse and it's unlikely they'll ever call it home again

The Latest: Pound stays strong after UK rate hike hint

Mar 22, 2018

The British pound has remained firm after minutes to the Bank of England's rate-setting meeting kept the prospect of another rate hike in May on the table.

Global stocks slide amid trade tensions, Fed rate hike

Mar 22, 2018

Global stock markets drop as investors brace for trade conflict between economic heavyweights U.S. and China.

China vows to defend its interests against US trade actions

Mar 22, 2018

The Chinese government has vowed to take "all necessary measures" to defend China's interests if President Donald Trump targets China for allegedly stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over

Last-gasp try for immigration deal fell to partisan disputes

Mar 22, 2018

An effort to protect young Dreamer immigrants from deportation never really had much chance of squeezing into the huge spending bill leaders hope Congress will approve this week

Global tourism predicted to slow after best year ever

Mar 22, 2018

The travel and tourism sector is set to experience a slowdown in 2018 as a result of higher oil prices, a year after it experienced its best year on record, according to a leading global industry forum

With fate of economy in his hands, Powell plays it low-key

Mar 22, 2018

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell shows a different style from his recent predecessors

The Latest: Bargainers announce $1.3 trillion budget deal

Mar 22, 2018

Congressional bargainers have announced a bipartisan $1.3 trillion budget deal financing government agencies for the rest of this federal fiscal year

Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year

Mar 21, 2018

Fed boosts key interest rate by quarter-point and sticks with projection of 3 hikes this year

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