Economy

Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Aug 16, 2018

Walmart is raising its outlook for the year after beating expectations for the second quarter

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Aug 16, 2018

U.S. stocks jumped Thursday as China and the U.S. said they will hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending their trade war

Markets Right Now: US stock indexes close sharply higher

Aug 16, 2018

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street following strong results from Walmart and signs of progress in defusing the trade dispute between China and the U.S.

Challenged by US and market crisis, Turkey turns to Europe

Aug 16, 2018

Beset by a weak currency and tension with the US, Turkey reaches out to Europe in an attempt to shore up relations with major trading partners despite testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership

Why markets are worried about suddenly cold Turkey

Aug 16, 2018

Why are investors around the world so worried about Turkey's economy, when it's smaller than Florida's

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

Aug 16, 2018

Kudlow: China is sending trade envoy to Washington for trade talks this month

Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.53 percent

Aug 16, 2018

Average US mortgage rates fall for second straight week; 30-year at 4.53 percent

July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

Aug 16, 2018

US housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher costs might be weighing on homebuilders

European stock markets pick up after losses in Asia

Aug 16, 2018

Stock markets are higher in European trading after Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and a downbeat day in Asia

Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China's economy

Aug 16, 2018

Global stock indexes fall as investors fret over outlook for growth, especially in China.

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