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President Donald Trump has threatened that the United States will pull out of the World Trade Organization if the global trade body does not stop taking advantage of the country, and end its unfair treatment. "We will leave if we have to," he said while addressing workers at Shell Pennsylvan…

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Stocks moved sharply higher in morning trading on Tuesday and remained firmly positive for the remainder of the session. With the jump on the day, the major averages offset the steep losses posted in the previous session. The major averages pulled back off their best levels of the day but re…

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With President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China raising concerns about the global economic outlook, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer offered a temporary reprieve on Tuesday by announcing a delay in imposing new tariffs on certain Chinese products. Lighthizer said the…

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After edging slightly lower early in the session, stocks have shown a substantial move to the upside over the course of morning trading on Tuesday. The major averages have jumped firmly into positive territory, more than offsetting the steep losses posted in the previous session. In recent t…

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Stocks have moved mostly lower in morning trading on Monday, adding to the losses posted last week. The major averages have all moved to the downside, although selling pressure has remained somewhat subdued. In recent trading, the major averages have climbed well off their lows of the sessio…

Following the recovery from an early sell-off in the previous session, stocks extended the upward move with a substantial rally during trading on Thursday. With the jump on the day, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 more than offset Monday's steep losses. The major averages saw further upside i…

Stocks have moved mostly higher in morning trading on Thursday, extending the rebound from the early sell-off seen in the previous session. With the upward move, the major averages are further offsetting the steep losses posted on Monday. The major averages have seen further upside in recent…

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly showed a modest decrease in the week ended August 3rd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dipped to 209,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week's revi…

Stocks showed a substantial turnaround over the course of the trading session on Wednesday, recovering from an early sell-off to end the day mostly higher. The major averages all climbed into positive territory, although the Dow pulled back below the unchanged line going into the close. Afte…

Gold prices rose sharply on Wednesday as investors continued to seek the safe haven asset amid mounting worries about the likely impact of the deepening rift between the U.S. and China. Several central banks across the globe reduced their key lending rates to bolster growth, and this has rai…

On the heels of interest rate cuts by central banks in India, New Zealand and Thailand, President Donald Trump continued to urge the Federal Reserve to lower rates more aggressively in a series of posts on Twitter on Wednesday. Trump accused the Fed of incompetence, claiming the U.S. central…

Following the sell-off seen in the previous session, stocks showed a strong move back to the upside during trading on Tuesday. The major averages fluctuated after an early upward move but maintained a positive bias throughout the session. The major averages finished the session near their be…

Stocks showed a strong move to the upside in early trading on Tuesday, rebounding following the sharp drop seen in the previous session. The major averages have given back some ground since then but remain in positive territory. Currently, the major averages are holding on to varied gains. T…

China took strong exception to the U.S. decision to designate it as a "currency manipulator", as their central bank came out with a detailed version why the Yuan's value went down. Describing the U.S. labeling as a "capricious act of unilateralism and protectionism", the People's Bank of Chi…

Extending the sell-off seen over the past few sessions, stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the trading day on Monday. With the steep drop on the day, the major averages tumble to their lowest closing levels in two months. The major averages climbed off their worst levels going int…

Stocks have moved sharply lower in morning trading on Monday, extending the sell-off seen over the past few sessions. The major averages have slid firmly into negative territory, falling to their lowest intraday levels in nearly two months. Currently, the major averages are lingering near th…

Growth in U.S. service sector activity unexpectedly slowed in the month of July, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday. The ISM said its non-manufacturing index fell to 53.7 in July after dropping to 55.1 in June. A reading above 50 still indicates s…

After moving significantly higher over the course of morning trading on Thursday, stocks pulled back sharply after President Donald Trump announced plans to impose a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion worth of Chinese imports. The major averages climbed off their worst levels go…