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Dow, S&P 500 Rise More Than 6% As Volatility in Stocks Continues

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 11% Tuesday, its biggest one-day gain since 1933, on signs that lawmakers were nearing a deal on a giant stimulus package to ease the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.Major indexes opened sharply higher after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.)…


Donald Trump declares national emergency at US southern border

Donald Trump declares national emergency at US southern border

By John Wagner, Josh Dawsey and Damian PalettaUpdated Feb 16, 2019 — 6.14am, first published at 5.38amWashington | President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a move designed to circumvent Congress and build additional barriers at the southern border, where he said the United States faces “an invasion of our country”.Trump is…



Stocks tumble on growth and trade-tension pessimism

Stocks tumble on growth and trade-tension pessimism

Stocks fell the most in almost three weeks as rising pessimism that trade tensions with China will persist helped send technology and multinational companies tumbling. Treasuries climbed, oil fell and the yen strengthened.Chipmakers plunged more than 3 per cent, with every member of the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index in the red. Caterpillar and DowDuPont led declines…


Five reasons why Donald Trump may be a one-term President

Five reasons why Donald Trump may be a one-term President

First, special counsel Robert Mueller does his job methodically, secretly and effectively, wrapping up one witness after another. Despite the Trump onslaught, he retains the confidence of most Americans. The Pew Research Center reports, “A majority (55 per cent) remains confident that special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a fair investigation into Russian involvement in…