Stocks move higher as investors push through trade anxiety. US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%. Asian shares rise following broad rally for US stocks.
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Friday, August 9th

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Terrance McCauley
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Stocks move higher as investors push through trade anxiety

Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday afternoon as investors at least temporarily set aside concerns about the heated trade war between the U.S. and China that roiled the market earlier in the week. The rally pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up by more than 300 ...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016. Financial markets around the globe have been whipsawed by anxiety over the U.S.-China trade war, sending investors fleeing from stocks to the safety of ...

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Gordon Charlop, Mario Picone
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Asian shares rise following broad rally for US stocks

Asian shares rose Friday as investors bought back stocks following gains on Wall Street, although worries about a trade dispute between the U.S. and China remained. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added nearly 0.6% in morning trading to 20,706.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.2% ...

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Japan OKs 1st export to South Korea under new trade curbs
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Japan OKs 1st export to South Korea under new trade curbs

Japan said Thursday it has granted its first permit for a South Korea-bound shipment of chemicals to produce high-tech materials under Tokyo's new export requirement that has increased tensions with Seoul. Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko made a rare announcement of the approval, saying ...

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Uber posts biggest quarterly loss ever after stock payouts
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Uber posts biggest quarterly loss ever after stock payouts

Uber lost $5.24 billion in the second quarter — its largest quarterly loss ever — after making huge stock-based payouts in the months following its initial public offering. The ride-hailing giant said Wednesday it paid $3.9 billion in stock-based compensation and expenses during the q...

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As mortgage rates drop, the trick is finding a house
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As mortgage rates drop, the trick is finding a house

Wall Street's anxiety over the Trump administration's trade war with China could herald lower mortgage rates for homebuyers, but a chronic shortage of houses for sale will keep prices high. Investors fearful that the trade war could sharply slow global economic growth have been buying...

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German exports a bit lower in June, add to economic clouds
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German exports a bit lower in June, add to economic clouds

German exports were a little lower in June than the previous month and dropped 8% in year-on-year terms, reinforcing expectations that data due next week may show the economy shrank slightly in the second quarter

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Trump calls on Fed to make 'substantial' rate cuts

President Donald Trump is not letting up on his attacks on the Federal Reserve, calling for "substantial" Fed rate cuts to allow the dollar to fall in value against foreign currencies. In a series of tweets Thursday, Trump said, "As your president, one would think that I would be thri...

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Japanese economy grew better than expected April-June
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Japanese economy grew better than expected April-June

Japanese government data is showing Japan's economy grew at a better-than-expected 1.8% seasonally adjusted annualized rate during the April-June quarter on healthy consumer spending and capital investment

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Stephen Ross
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Trump fundraiser puts billionaire host on defensive

A billionaire New York investor and owner of the Miami Dolphins who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for President Donald Trump also has a financial interest in the president's business empire _ including his iconic Manhattan tower.

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Immigrants lock doors, rally around children of detained
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Immigrants lock doors, rally around children of detained

Mississippi residents rallied around terrified children left with no parents and migrants locked themselves in their homes for fear of being arrested Thursday, a day after the United States' largest immigration raid in a decade. A total of 680 people were arrested in Wednesday's raids...

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Brazilian federal police arrest businessman Eike Batista
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Brazilian federal police arrest businessman Eike Batista

Federal police on Thursday arrested Brazilian businessman Eike Batista, once the holder of the country's biggest fortune, on suspicion of market manipulation and money laundering. This is the second time that authorities have arrested Batista, a former oil and mining magnate who in 20...

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James Lyons, Florence Reaves
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Opponents of refinery location take case to Supreme Court

Two environmental groups who say North Dakota regulators should have intervened in the location of an oil refinery near the state's top tourist attraction, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, are taking their case to the state Supreme Court

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