Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street gains as investors look ahead to Fed chairman's speech

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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from Target, Lowe's and other retailers

Gulf of Mexico oil, gas lease bidding down from last 2 sales

Oil and gas companies made $159.4 million in high bids for federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico, down from sales in March and a year ago

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Economic twilight zone: Bonds that charge you for…

A sign of economic pessimism: Bonds that charge you for lending money

Retailers' results show sharp divide between…

Retailers' results show sharp divide between losers, winners.

Markets Right Now: Big gains by retailers lead stocks higher

Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from major retailers.

Fed officials widely divided on rates at July…

Fed minutes: Panel widely divided on interest rates at July meeting, with two officials pushing for bigger cut

Ellison's home improvement at Lowe's is paying off

Lowe's overcomes stormy spring weather in a very strong second quarter

FAA cites risk in damaging sensors linked to Boeing crashes

The FAA is warning aircraft workers to be careful not to damage sensors that misfired in crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets

US has 501,000 fewer jobs than first reported

Revised figures showing that the economy had 501,000 fewer total jobs this March than initially reported

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Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

Shootings in public places have made business owners aware that they and their staffers need to be educated about workplace violence

Portuguese truckers plan new strike, risking gas…

Portuguese tanker truck drivers have announced a new walkout, just days after returning to work and resuming talks with employers in a pay dispute

US home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low…

US home sales increased 2.5% in July as falling mortgage rates help affordability

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US…

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower as investors await speech by the U.S. Fed chairman for outlook on rate cuts

Walmart sues Tesla for solar panels that went up in flames

Walmart is suing Tesla, saying that several solar panels that Tesla installed on Walmart store rooftops went up in flames, causing millions of dollars in damage

American Airlines will pay $22 million to settle mail case

American Airlines will pay about $22 million to settle claims that it falsified times when it relayed U.S. mail for delivery overseas

Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy…

Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Tuesday after another slide in bond yields and a mixed batch of corporate earnings weighed on the market

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Execs starting to worry about tariffs' effects on…

Corporate America is starting to worry out loud that President Donald Trump's tariffs will depress consumer spending and undermine the economy.

Markets Right Now: Banks lead major US stock indexes lower

Financial companies led a modest slide by stocks on Wall Street as a mixed batch of company earnings and declining bond yields weighed on the market.