Katy Barnato is an associate producer for CNBC.com, for which she writes and edits business news and features.
She joined CNBC in 2011, after spending most of her career reporting on bond markets for Credit magazine. Her work has also been published in the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph.
Katy graduated in newspaper journalism from City University in London and economics and politics from the University of Bristol.
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U.S. stock index futures declined Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected private-sector jobs report and as the impasse over the U.S. spending bill continued for a second day.
U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Tuesday, as markets appeared to shrug off the U.S. government shutdown.
Stocks finished sharply lower Monday, as the budget impasse in Washington threatened the first government shutdown in nearly 17 years, but major indexes still capped a rocky month and quarter with robust gains.
Apple was named the world’s most valuable brand on Monday, taking the fizz out of Coca-Cola’s 13-year run at the top of an annual survey.
U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Friday, driven by safe-haven demand on concerns about a possible U.S. government shutdown.
European shares closed down on Friday, as a growing political crisis in Italy weighed on sentiment, combined with continual U.S. debt worries.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, as U.S. budget talks weighed on global markets.
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