Global & Local News

26Feb 2018

Banks are one of those businesses people love to complain about. They compete with cable companies, airlines and drug companies as being some of the most disliked. Only 32% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot of” confidence in banks, according to a recent Gallup poll. The image of banks took a […]

26Feb 2018

All kinds of people come to futures exchanges, to buy and sell futures and options contracts. They may work for banks, corporations or governments. They may be livestock ranchers, investment managers, construction planners, farmers or food manufacturers. Really, futures trading involves just about anyone in the world who wants either to manage the risk of […]

26Feb 2018

The Associated Press Published 4:00 p.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 NEW YORK — There were few warning signs before the stock market’s plunge in early February, but so far, the slump hasn’t changed investors’ thinking very much. Stocks did well throughout 2017 and the gains sped up in December and January. Investors were convinced that […]

26Feb 2018

The Associated Press Published 4:00 p.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 Gold has traditionally been considered a refuge for investors seeking shelter from a volatile stock market, though the big market tumble this month may have been an exception. Despite the market’s first correction, or drop of at least 10% from a recent peak, in two […]

26Feb 2018

Wall Street capped several days of choppy trading on Friday with a broad rally that gave the stock market a modest gain for the week. Technology companies, banks and healthcare stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains. Energy companies also rose along with crude oil prices. The rally came as bond yields pulled back […]