Economy

Markets Right Now: Retail report lifts US stocks

Jun 14, 2018

Stocks are closing higher Thursday as investors cheer a report showing retail sales grew in May

As Fed raises rates, popular bond index funds get pinched

Jun 14, 2018

Index funds are surging in popularity due to their low costs and relatively good performance

IMF: Tax cuts boosting US now but will hurt growth later

Jun 14, 2018

IMF projects tax cuts will boost US economy in 2018, 2019, but then hamper growth in following years

US: No sanctions relief before North Korea denuclearizes

Jun 14, 2018

The top U.S. diplomat says North Korea will not get sanctions relief before denuclearization, as he reassures key Asian allies after President Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un

In France, thousands of retirees protest Macron tax hike

Jun 14, 2018

Thousands of French retirees are protesting across the country over a tax hike on their pensions

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

Jun 14, 2018

A survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV finds that parents and their kids agree about a lot of things when it comes to politics

US retail sales climb in May by the most in 6 months

Jun 14, 2018

US retail sales climb by the most in 6 months, as healthy consumers accelerate growth

American detained in Vietnam after joining protests

Jun 14, 2018

An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors

China warns US trade deals off if tariff hike goes ahead

Jun 14, 2018

China's government has renewed its threat to scrap deals with Washington aimed at defusing a sprawling trade dispute as the White House prepares to release a list of Chinese goods targeted for tariff hikes

Geopolitical tensions lead to drop in company IPOs - study

Jun 14, 2018

A survey says that the amount of shares that companies list on stock exchanges fell by a fifth in the first half of 2018 due to geopolitical tensions like Brexit and the threat of trade wars

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