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  • NEW YORK, June 10- With the S&P 500 again coming close to a record this week before falling back, investors will turn next week to a full slate of economic data and a Federal Reserve meeting in hope of fresh reasons whether to drive stocks to new highs. "Equities are having a difficult time finding a rationale to punch through to a new high," said Peter Kenny, senior market...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- The U.S. dollar fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday on waning expectations of a near-term Federal Reserve interest rate hike, while an index of world equity markets advanced to a six-week high. The dollar hit a five-week low against a basket of currencies as traders reduced bets of an imminent U.S. rate increase following a weak jobs...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- The U.S. dollar fell on Wednesday on waning expectations of a near-term interest rate hike and an index of world equity markets advanced to a six-week high. The dollar fell to a five-week low against a basket of currencies as traders reduced bets of an imminent U.S. interest rate increase following a poor jobs report and perceived dovish comments...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- The U.S. dollar fell on Wednesday on waning expectations of a near-term interest rate hike, boosting commodity prices, while an index of world equity markets advanced toward a six-week high. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday. "A positive move develops its own momentum," said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank in...

  • *Oil recovers from lows on hopes for OPEC meeting output cut. Oil prices ended lower but recovered from the day's worst levels after OPEC sources said the group will likely consider a production curb at its meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Global manufacturing activity remained stuck in a rut last month with factory output from Asia, Europe and the Americas barely...

  • *Oil recovers from lows on hopes for OPEC meeting output cut. Oil prices ended lower but recovered from the day's worst levels after OPEC sources said the group will likely consider a production curb at its meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Global manufacturing activity remained stuck in a rut last month with factory output from Asia, Europe and the Americas barely...

  • *Oil recovers from lows on hopes for OPEC meeting output cut. Oil prices ended lower but recovered from the day's worst levels after OPEC sources said the group will likely consider a production curb at its meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Global manufacturing activity remained stuck in a rut last month with factory output from Asia, Europe and the Americas barely...

  • *Oil stumbles on bets OPEC refrains from holding production. Oil prices had tumbled earlier on expectations major oil producers would not reach a deal to freeze output at an OPEC meeting on Thursday before buying emerged in late trading. "The numbers are not bad; they're just not good either," Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank in...

  • June 1- Wall Street kicked off June on a sluggish note on Wednesday, as investors sifted through a raft of manufacturing data from around the world. Global manufacturing activity remained stuck in a rut last month with factory output from Asia, Europe and the Americas barely improving, surveys released on Wednesday showed. "The numbers are not bad; they're just not...

  • Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors guards LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    The NBA Finals are a sequel to last year with the Golden State Warriors battling the Cleveland Cavaliers, but when it comes to ticket prices, it’s a new story.

  • Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Authorities open extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

  • ABU DHABI, May 22- Thousands of layoffs at state-linked companies in Abu Dhabi are a fresh sign the Gulf's wealthy oil states are hunkering down for a long period of austerity as low crude prices pressure their economies. Since mid-2015, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries in the region have curbed spending on some construction...

  • *Fed minutes help revive prospects of a near-term rate hike. NEW YORK, May 19- Stocks around the world sold off on Thursday, while the U.S. dollar gained, pressuring oil and other commodities, as investors absorbed the possibility that the U.S. Speaking on Thursday, New York Fed President William Dudley said the U.S. economy could be strong enough to warrant an...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- For people who are relocating and cannot visit a property in person, technology has made the hurry-up buying process so comfortable that 21 percent of homebuyers say they have made an offer on a house without seeing it first, according to a new survey from real-estate brokerage Redfin. Frank Hagler and his wife went all the way through the purchase...

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 LONDON- Bank of England's Financial Markets Infrastructure Supervision Director David Bailey speaks at the Futures and Options World Post Trade Event- 1300 GMT. LONDON- UK Finance Minister George Osborne discuss EU membership with the Parliament's Treasury Committee- 1300 GMT. LONDON- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

  • LONDON, May 9- The Federal Reserve's debate over whether to raise U.S. interest rates in June may be decided in the coming week, as investors look for any cracks in China and evidence of a solid start to the second quarter in the United States. For much of the past year, China has been at the centre of financial market turmoil, sometimes offering reassurance but mostly...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday he was open to raising taxes on the rich, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans and breaking with one of his party's core policies dating back to the 1990 s. "I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more," Trump told ABC's "This Week."

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday he was open to raising taxes on the rich, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans and breaking with one of his party's core policies dating back to the 1990 s. "I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more," Trump told ABC's "This Week."

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday he was open to raising taxes on the rich, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans and breaking with one of his party's core policies dating back to the 1990 s. "I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more," Trump told ABC's "This Week."

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday he is open to raising taxes on the rich, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans and breaking with one of his party's core policies dating back to the 1990 s. "I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more," Trump told ABC's "This Week."