Dow Industrials Hit 30000 Milestone
The Dow climbed to the 30000 mark after signs that President-elect Joe Biden's transition process will get under way, easing concerns that the new administration would not get timely access to briefings and key information.
Federal Reserve Can Restart Emergency Lending If Needed, New York Fed's Williams Says
The Federal Reserve is well prepared to navigate the U.S. economy's challenging path to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and the central bank can resume emergency lending efforts if it deems it necessary, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams said Tuesday.
Consumer Confidence Dropped in November
Consumers' views of the economic outlook soured in November as coronavirus cases soared across the country, according to survey data released Tuesday.
Oil Price Rally Signals Optimism on Global Growth
Upbeat coronavirus vaccine trial results in recent weeks and Democratic nominee Joe Biden's recent victory in the U.S. presidential election are igniting fresh gains in oil prices.
U.S. Home-Price Growth Accelerated in September
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which measures average home prices in major metropolitan areas across the nation, rose 7% in the year that ended in September.
Behind Dow 30000: A Self-Perpetuating Upward Cycle
Low interest rates and a buy-the-dip mantra have locked stocks in an ascending spiral, defying the pandemic and economic woes. Pessimists say today's gains will inevitably lower returns tomorrow, and Covid-19 is still a wild card. 'It's crazy. It's a stock market I never thought I'd see.'
Vaccine Hopes Send Record Funds to Emerging Markets
The amount of money flowing into emerging-market funds last week hit an all-time high, as advances in vaccine development and a weaker dollar boosted investors' risk appetite.
Yellen Will Confront a Cooling Economic Recovery, Uncertain Stimulus Prospects
President-elect Joe Biden's pick to be Treasury secretary will play a key role pushing for more aid for an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdowns.
Germany's DAX Index Changes Rules After Wirecard Collapse
Germany's leading stock index expanded its size and changed rules to boost the quality of its constituent companies, a move sparked in part by the collapse of payment company Wirecard caused by a multibillion-dollar fraud.
When the Coronavirus Pandemic Settles Down, so Will Homeowners
America's housing market has been radically changed by the Covid-19 crisis, and some of those changes will persist. But the first thing to come after the crisis passes will be the hangover.
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