Americans now say they approve of free trade by 64%-27%, a margin of better than two to one. That's up from 57%-37% early in Trump's presidency, and 51%-41% near the end of...Politicsread more
Kudlow pointed to strong retail sales and low unemployment as signs that the U.S. economy remained strong.Marketsread more
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note briefly fell below the 2-year rate on Wednesday, a phenomenon in the bond market known as yield curve inversion, which is...Marketsread more
The MacBook Pro recall and its subsequent ban from flights underscores the increasing brand risk from problems with lithium-ion batteries.Technologyread more
Experts say the timing of Amazon executives' contributions to Rep. David Cicilline likely reflect the company's heightened urgency over growing regulatory scrutiny.Technologyread more
Despite aggressive strides, Waymo needs one thing before their self-driving cars become a seriously useful transportation system: people. We talked to the ones closest to it.Technologyread more
CNBC combed through Wall Street research to see which stocks are still a buy after their earnings reports.Marketsread more
Coinbase security chief Philip Martin explains, "Possession of a key is possession of your currency. What that means is that you can't revoke a cryptocurrency key, if that key...Technologyread more
Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos' accusations extended beyond GE's management to actuaries, auditors and analysts who he claims overlooked billions in liabilities.Marketsread more
The Supreme Court could strike down the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency Elizabeth Warren has likened to her child and which Justice...2020 Electionsread more
Bianco Research's James Bianco suggests Wall Street is desperately looking for a signal that a 50 basis point cut is coming next month.Trading Nationread more
European stocks closed lower Wednesday, as rising yields in the bond markets offset excitement surrounding corporate earnings.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally down 0.77 percent, with most sectors and all major bourses in the red. Basic resources stocks were down almost 1.8 percent while industrials were almost 1.7 percent lower. Overall, market players were worried with the impact of higher interest rates on the stock market, and more broadly, on the global economy.
The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield topped 3 percent on Tuesday — the first time it has done in more than four years. Investors around the world have been fixated on the 10-year note, with concerns looming that hitting the 3 percent barrier could trigger a reaction from financial markets both in the U.S. and internationally.
On Wall Street, stocks dropped, adding to losses from the previous trading session, with investors worried about the impact of higher interest rates.
Metso jumped to the top of the European benchmark Wednesday, up more than 7 percent after reporting an operating profit that was up by 28 percent in the first quarter. Credit Suisse rose 3.8 percent after delivering an earnings beat.
Kering was among the top performing stocks in Europe, up by 4.6 percent, after posting a strong first-quarter growth in sales.
The German lighting group Osram sank 17 percent, after cutting its forward guidance for the 2018 fiscal year. U.K. lender Metro Bank fell near to the bottom of the index, down by 7 percent, on rising costs. The bank added it might need an equity raise.
Sticking with the corporate space, the board of biotech firm Shire announced that it had received a revised acquisition proposal of £46 billion ($64 billion) from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. In a statement, the Irish group said it was willing to recommend this revised offer to its shareholders.
Looking to politics, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to strive for stronger measures on Iran, in regards to the nuclear deal established in 2015.
The U.S. leader also revealed on Tuesday that NAFTA talks could be agreed on quickly, and showed positivity on the country's relationship with North Korea, saying that the Asian leader Kim Jong Un had been "very honorable" and wanted to hold a summit soon; Reuters reported.