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Merger talk drives up Spanish banks — a bright spot on a tough day for European equities

European stocks are struggling to hold onto gains after Thursday’s selloff driven by Wall Street. Financials were a bright spot as tie-up talk in Spain’s banking sector is driving gains. 10:19 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020

London builders under pressure as regulators open inquiry into leasehold market

London stocks were headed for the third straight losing week on Friday, with strong gains for mining companies but losses for building companies amid news regulators will open an investigation into the treatment of leasehold homeowners. 9:36 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020

Why America's Jobs Recovery Is Different From Other Countries'

The U.S. unemployment rate shot up faster than in any other developed country during the pandemic. WSJ explains how differences in government aid and labor-market structures can help predict how and where jobs might recover. Video/Illustration: Jaden Urbi/WSJ video content 5:53 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020

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As FTSE reshuffle looms ITV could get the boot

A 65-year old media company and is in danger of slipping out of the FTSE 100 when the index reshuffles next week, while a retailer beloved by bargain shoppers may take its place.

10:41 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020
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European stocks choppy as euro strengthens and Fed makes policy shift

European stocks trade choppy as a strong euro hampers gains, while U.S. equity futures rise. Investors are watching a policy shift by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is leaving his post amid health issues.

5:13 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020
U.K. consumer confidence remains gloomy

U.K. consumer confidence remained at deeply depressed levels in August as Britons waited to see what state the economy will be in once it emerges from the coronavirus crisis, data published Friday showed.

7:10 p.m. Aug. 20, 2020
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European stocks reach for modest gains amid virus worries

European stocks were trading mainly flat on Monday, as investors kicked off a new week of trading with continued worries about the virus’s global spread.

9:43 a.m. Aug. 17, 2020
Trump Announces Israel, UAE Will Establish Diplomatic Relationship

President Trump announced Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to establish a formal diplomatic relationship. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press video content

1:10 p.m. Aug. 13, 2020
Fauci Explains Why the U.S. Lags in Curbing Coronavirus Cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before a House Covid-19 subcommittee that European countries were more successful in reducing coronavirus infections due to their initial shutdowns. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Shutterstock video content

4:49 p.m. July 31, 2020
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Sterling surges at the end of a month that’s been less than kind to the FTSE 100

The pound climbed on Friday, closing out a month that is set to deliver sharp gains for the U.K. currency but the rally did no favors for the broader stock market.

11:16 a.m. July 31, 2020
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European stocks turn lower as investors juggle tech optimism and economic gloom

European stocks drop on the final trading day of the month, as economic worries overshadow upbeat earnings in the U.S. and Europe.

11:12 a.m. July 31, 2020

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