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Solid U.S. economy bracing for coronavirus infection

Mar 07, 2020 - 12:40 PM

The White House downplays the impact of the novel coronavirus, but private economists warn real-time gauges of economic activity already show the spreading alarm

US President Donald Trump holds up an USD 8 billion emergency funding bill to combat COVID-19, coronavirus, after signing it in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 6, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Trump predicts stock market would crash if he were impeached

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:38 AM

'I'll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor,' says President Donald Trump

IMPEACHMENT? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. tech stocks continue to slide on weak day for global equities

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Shares of Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and Google-parent Alphabet all continue to decline since Facebook signaled slower growth last week

TECH STOCKS. People are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on July 30, 2018 in New York City. As technology stocks continued their slide on Monday, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.1 percent in afternoon trading with shares of Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and Google-parent Alphabet all declining. Photo by Spencer Platt/AFP

Apple's China problems hit US stocks

Jun 17, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Apple shares fall 1 7 following reports that the city of Beijing concluded the technology giant had violated a Chinese company s design patents and may be forced to halt sales of its latest iPhones in the Chinese capital

APPLE. An Apple logo at a computer store in China, January 15, 2014. File photo by Adrian Bradshaw/EPA

US stocks surge after latest Greek proposal

Jul 10, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Debt riddled Greece submits a cash for reforms plan to creditors that raised hopes that a deal could be struck to avert the country s financial collapse and a potential exit from the eurozone

IN OR OUT OF EURO? 1 euro coin made in Greece and a pile of eurocents displayed on the European flag. Photo by AFP

PSEi records a week of highs

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The local bourse closes the week’s trading at 7 689 91 – the 7th stellar finish since 2015 started

S&P 500 rises to another record; Dow just misses

Apr 03, 2014 - 9:18 AM

Positive sentiment following a run of economic data lifts US stocks

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On April 3, the S&P 500 soars to a new high on positive sentiment. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Candy Crush maker King Digital raises $500M in IPO

Mar 26, 2014 - 9:47 AM

The British game developer sells 22 2M shares in its Wall Street debut

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Getty Images sets 35 million images free for embedding

Mar 06, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Getty Images will now let users embed 35 million images for non commercial use on their blogs or editorial pieces

NON-COMMERCIAL USE. Getty Images is making 35 million photos available for users to embed on non-commercial posts. Background is a screen shot of Getty Images' embedding interface.

US stocks score sharp gains ahead of January jobs data

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:41 AM

Investors expect January jobs market report to point to firm economic growth

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On February 7, stocks rise ahead of the release of the January jobs data. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

US stocks score first gain of year

Jan 08, 2014 - 8:07 AM

A solid November trade report buoys the US market

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the evening of January 7, 2014 in New York City. After a 3-day decline stocks rose today with the Dow finishing up 106 points following Janet Yellin being confirmed as the Federal Reserve chief by US lawmakers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

US stocks lower amid mixed economic data

Jan 07, 2014 - 7:00 AM

US stocks finish lower to kick off the first full week of trade of 2014

LACKLUSTER. US stocks traded weak at the start first week of the new year. AFP PHOTO

US stocks seen gaining in 2014 despite weak start

Jan 05, 2014 - 3:25 PM

US equity markets ends the old year with a bang and opens the new year with a whimper as investors clean the slate following a rousing 2013

LACKLUSTER. US stocks traded weak at the start of the new year as most fund managers were still on holiday. AFP PHOTO

Facebook's Zuckerberg to sell 41.35 million 'B' shares

Dec 20, 2013 - 12:12 AM

These shares allow the Facebook founder and CEO to retain power over the social network site

Dow closes above 16,000 for the first time

Nov 22, 2013 - 7:19 AM

The rise comes on the heels of buoyant economic data including a drop in weekly US jobless claims

RALLY. The Dow Jones settles above the 16,000 level on the heels of key economic data, including a drop in US jobless claims. AFP PHOTO

US stocks rally as Q2 growth estimate hiked

Aug 30, 2013 - 10:31 AM

US stocks close higher following an upgrade to US 2nd quarter economic growth and a shift in expectations away from an immediate military strike on Syria

STOCKS UP. The Dow Jones rises following an upgrade to the 2nd-quarter GDP growth of the US. Photo by AFP

US stocks fall as Fed's tapering timeline stays unclear

Aug 22, 2013 - 8:22 AM

US stocks finished a choppy day lower Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve s last policy meeting gave no more clarity on the central bank s plans for its stimulus program

US stocks rise on stronger economic data

Aug 09, 2013 - 10:05 AM

US stocks Thursday snapped a three day losing streak catalyzed by stronger Chinese trade data and better sentiment on the European economy

US stocks fall as more data points to stimulus end

Aug 07, 2013 - 8:12 AM

More data and comments from the Fed point to the likely pullback in stimulus in the coming months

STOCKS DOWN. Wall Street loses overnight on hints the Fed may reel in its stimulus program. AFP Photo

US stocks rally on upbeat data; S&P hits record high

Aug 02, 2013 - 11:21 AM

US stocks rally August 2 on strong economic data from China Europe and the United States pushing the S P 500 to an all time closing high

ALL-TIME HIGH. S&P 500 hits record-high close on strong economic data from China, Europe and US. AFP Photo

US stocks almost flat after torrent of earnings

Jul 27, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Analysts describe the market as entering a consolidation phase where trade is choppy and investors still need to digest recent record peaks scored by the Dow and the S P 500

IN GREEN. The Dow Jones industrial average posts modest gains after the Fed announces its bond-buying program will continue. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

US stocks score gains after Bernanke testimony

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:51 AM

US stocks get a boost from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke s testimony that the Fed s policy on tapering its bond buying program was not on a preset course

IN GREEN. The Dow Jones industrial average posts modest gains after the Fed announces its bond-buying program will continue. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Fed report finds US economy growing modestly

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:45 AM

The US economy grew at a modest to moderate pace in recent weeks with the housing market and construction improving nationwide the Federal Reserve said in a report

A view of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

US adds 175,000 jobs in May, stocks rise

Jun 07, 2013 - 10:35 PM

The US economy adds 175 000 new jobs in May pushing the stock market to rise

MORE JOBS. The US economy adds 175,000 new jobs in May. Photo by AFP

US stocks edge higher on fresh hopes for fiscal cliff deal

Dec 31, 2012 - 10:59 PM

US stocks traded higher amid hope for a last minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff

CLOCK TICKING. (L-R) Represenatives Joseph Crowley (D-NY), John Larson (D-CT), and Xavier Becerra (D-CA) hold a news conference about jobs and the 'fiscal cliff' on Capitol Hill, December 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The House and Senate are both in session today to deal with the looming 'fiscal cliff.' issue. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

US stocks fall after gloomy IMF growth outlook

Oct 09, 2012 - 9:49 PM

In the first five minutes of trade the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 17 84 points or 0 13 percent at 13 565 81

Facebook sued over IPO

May 23, 2012 - 10:56 PM

After its 16 B IPO flopped Facebook and its underwriters are sued by lawyers and investors

Facebook flops, Apple surges

May 22, 2012 - 5:58 AM

Most investors are scared thinking Facebook was a hot deal

Facebook boosts IPO share price amid hot demand

May 16, 2012 - 6:58 AM

At the heart of the debate about the wisdom of owning a piece of Facebook is how much revenue it takes in

Facebook IPO to bring cash and change

May 15, 2012 - 10:50 AM

Facebook is expected to make its stock market debut on May 18 and watchers said users should expect changes

US stocks mired in red on Europe fears

Apr 24, 2012 - 7:18 AM

US stocks closed lower as Wall Street focused on European political and economic uncertainty

Weak jobs report batters US stocks

Apr 10, 2012 - 6:57 AM

US stocks stumbled after a disappointing jobs report showed a slowdown in hiring