Stocks opened lower on Friday after China said it will slap new tariffs on U.S. goods.US Marketsread more
Powell repeated his pledge Friday to keep the economic expansion going while acknowledging that tariffs and other factors are causing growth to slow.The Fedread more
China says the new tariffs will begin Sept. 1 and Dec. 15. That's when President Trump's latest tariffs on Chinese goods are to take effect.Marketsread more
One area that has been raising alarm bells is the market's growing expectation that inflation will go lower and lower, and stay there for a long time.Market Insiderread more
On Tuesday, Walmart filed suit against Tesla alleging its solar panels had caused fires in seven of its stores.Technologyread more
The idea came up as the White House brainstorms on ways to avoid a preelection economic slowdown, The Washington Post reports.US Economyread more
The Koch brothers financed one of the most influential political networks in the modern era. The sprawling political empire includes conservative and libertarian nonprofits...Politicsread more
At least three members of Facebook's Libra organization are considering leaving the operation due to intense regulatory scrutiny.Technologyread more
Google on Friday released a new set of community guidelines that are meant to crack down on what employees can say inside the company.Technologyread more
Emails between Facebook employees from 2015 illustrate early actions the company took to investigate third-party use of their data.Technologyread more
Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit alleging that his removal was part of a scheme by President Donald Trump to remove government employees "because they were not politically loyal...Politicsread more
Stocks dropped again on Monday, adding to the losses from the previous two trading days. Sellers have been out in abundance, worried about the sharp rise in interest rates. But if the trend continues and rates continue to rise through October, history shows there may not be anything to be afraid of.
Since 2010, the 10-year yield has jumped by at least 25 basis points in a 30-day period 14 times. During these moves, the markets tend to move significantly higher: with the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all gaining much better than 3 percent - the three trading positively 86 percent of the time.
Digging into individual sectors, some clear outperformers emerge. The Energy, Tech and Financials sectors all post average gains in excess of 4 percent.