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US Stocks Higher Ahead of US-China Trade Talks

Wall Street stocks rose Monday ahead US-China trade talks that have lifted hopes for an agreement after months of tit-for-tat tariff announcements, including those due to hit this week.

Wall Street Ends Higher on US-China Trade Hopes

Wall Street stocks finished solidly higher for a second straight session on Friday on hopes of a breakthrough in US-China trade talks.

Trump Threatens to Raise Tariffs on Chinese Goods to 25% from 10%

The United States may jack up the tariff rate on the next $200 billion in Chinese imports it plans to target as it pressures Beijing to reform its trade practices, US officials said Wednesday.

Stocks Enjoy Global Rally in Wake of UK Johnson’s Resignation

A global stocks rally gathered steam Monday, fueled by economic optimism, while the British foreign minister's sudden resignation over Brexit depressed the pound.

US Stocks Surge on News of Better-Than-Expected Auto Sales

Shares of automakers surged Wednesday on better-than-expected December auto sales, while retailers and pharmaceutical equities also gained on a good day for US stocks.

Wall Street Gains Continue into the New Year Trading

Wall Street stocks resumed their upward climb Monday, the first trading day of the new year, amid apparent rising optimism about the incoming Trump administration.

Dow Ends Week of Gains with New Record High 18,516.55 Close

 Strong US retail sales lifted the Dow to a fourth straight record Friday as global equity markets finished a big week of gains on a muted note.

S&P Downgrades UK AAA Credit Rating Post Brexit Vote

 Ratings agency Standard & Poor's removed the United Kingdom's coveted AAA status on Monday because of its vote to leave the European Union, downgrading it by two notches with a long-term negative outlook.

Brexit Poles Show Britian Staying In EU; Stocks Rise

 A top anti-Brussels campaigner said it appeared Britain had narrowly voted to remain in the EU, as counting began Thursday after millions voted in a bitterly-fought historic referendum.

US Moves to Block Haliburton Merger in Antitrust Case

US antitrust officials filed suit Wednesday to block Halliburton's proposed $34.6 billion takeover of rival Baker Hughes that would create a global oil services giant.

Beverly Hills News – Marriott Sweetens Bid for Starwood; Beats Out Chinese Offer and Stocks Rise

 Wall Street stocks notched modest gains Monday as merger news, including another twist in the takeover battle for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, lifted the market.

Federal Reserve Cut Outlook on Interest Rate Increases Amidst Global Economic Slowdown

The Federal Reserve cut its outlook for the US economy and kept its interest rate policy unchanged Wednesday, citing the impact of the global slowdown and turmoil in world markets.

G20 Finance Ministers in Shanghai Will Be Discussing Economic Slowdown

 G20 finance ministers gather in Shanghai from Friday with the global economy assailed on multiple fronts, from China's slowing growth to weak commodity prices, amid simmering disagreements over how best to face the challenges.

Dow Jumps On Rising Oil Prices, Falling Dollar

Energy and industrial names surged Wednesday with rising oil prices, but the Nasdaq finished lower as Google parent Alphabet and some other leading technology names retreated.

Stocks, Oil Prices Jump, Pushing Markets Up After Monday’s 200-Point Decline

(Reuters) - Stock and oil prices rebounded on Tuesday on hopes oil producers would cut output to address the supply glut that has punished equity markets and pushed crude values to 12-year lows.

Yen Hits One-Year High As Investors Seek Safe Haven

 The yen hit a one-year high versus the dollar Wednesday as investors sought the haven currency amid a rout in equity markets and worries about the faltering world economy.
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