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1:54 p.m. July 16, 2019 - Associated Press
G-7 finance chiefs to tackle cryptocurrency risks, digital tax at Paris summit France’s new 3% tax on tech-company revenue likely to be a point of contentionFinance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet at a chateau north of Paris starting Wednesday.
10:16 a.m. July 16, 2019 - Barrons.com
Facebook’s New Libra Currency Runs Into Distrust in the Senate The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the planned currency on Wednesday.
6:19 a.m. July 16, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Retail sales pop again in June in good sign for consumer-driven U.S. economy Retail sales rise 0.4% in June, capping off strong second quarterSales at U.S. retailers rose solidly in June for the fourth month in a row, pointing to a strong rebound in consumer spending in the second quarter that suggests the economy is not as fragile as the Federal Reserve apparently believes.
11:25 a.m. July 15, 2019 - Barrons.com
Mnuchin Lays Out ‘National Security’ Worries Over Facebook’s Libra Currency U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threw cold water on the regulatory path forward for Facebook’s digital currency Libra, saying “this is indeed a national security issue.”
6:12 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Fannie, Freddie need explicit government guarantee, securities industry group says No-one wants to make investors skittish at a precarious moment in the housing cycleA securities industry group has put the government on alert that any effort to release Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from conservatorship must have a spelled-out government guarantee, arguing that an implied backstop won’t be enough, as it was in 2008, and will cause investors to flee the market for mortgage-backed securities.
4:49 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Tug-of-war debate over interest rates has to include taxes, inflation Focus on nominal rates alone gives a flawed pictureFocus on nominal rates alone gives a flawed picture of economic conditions, writes Mark Hulbert.
3:14 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Should investors prepare for a ‘shock and awe’ campaign from the Fed? Powell may look to take markets by surpriseMarket participants are preparing for a wide range of outcomes in Fed policy over the coming months.
4:14 a.m. July 14, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Here’s what 2020 Democratic candidates have said about universal basic income Businessman Andrew Yang has centered his campaign around a $1,000-a-month universal basic incomeBusinessman Andrew Yang has centered his campaign around a $1,000-a-month universal basic income.
12:50 p.m. July 12, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield stages biggest weekly climb in three monthsLong-term U.S. Treasury yields climb this week, despite trading lower on Friday, following testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who entrenched expectations for interest rate-cuts at the end of this month.
12:09 p.m. July 12, 2019 - By William Watts
Goldman sees ‘low but rising risk’ Trump will intervene to weaken U.S. dollar In a QE world, a return to intervention ‘is not a giant leap’: Goldman’s CahillWill President Donald Trump put the government’s money where his mouth is in an effort to quench his desire for a weaker U.S. dollar? Analysts at Goldman Sachs say it’s still unlikely, but the risk is rising.
11:57 a.m. July 12, 2019 - By William Watts
Here’s how currency intervention works Trump’s complaints about dollar’s relative strength have investors contemplating the possible return of FX interventionPresident Donald Trump’s grumbles about the relative strength of the U.S. dollar has analysts pondering the potential return of currency intervention. Here’s a look at how the process works.
9:59 a.m. July 12, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
U.S. debt ceiling fears surface in “kink” in Treasury bill yield curve as drop-dead date approaches Analysts estimate U.S. Treasury Department could run out of cash in September - OctoberInvestors fears that Congress will fail to raise the U.S. borrowing limit before cash runs out are cropping up in short-term Treasury bills.
11:04 a.m. July 11, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
France wants global agreement on taxing digital sales after U.S. denounces new tax U.S. launches Section 301 investigation claiming France discriminating against companies like Google, FacebookFrance’s goal is to achieve a global agreement on taxing digital services, finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday, after the U.S. government’ decided to launch an investigation into the new tax on sales in the country by multinational firms
11:02 a.m. July 11, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
U.S. runs June budget deficit of $8 billion Shortfall widens to $747 billion for fiscal year to date, Treasury says The federal government’s June budget deficit narrowed to $8 billion, the Treasury Department reported Thursday, down nearly 90% from the same month a year ago. The much-lower monthly figure was affected by shifts in the timing of certain federal payments, as well as receipts.
11:45 a.m. July 9, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Two-year Treasury yield hits four-week high after debt auction The Treasury Department sold $38 billion of 3-year notes on TuesdayTreasury prices slip Tuesday, pushing yields higher, as a key debt auction for short-dated notes weighed on trading for U.S. government paper.
7:45 a.m. July 9, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
IRS data: Rich Americans received bigger tax refunds under Trump’s new tax law The new tax law made sweeping changes, but some income levels felt them more than othersThe new tax law made sweeping changes, but some income levels felt them more than others.
12:54 p.m. July 8, 2019 - By Richard Rubin
Treasury could hit debt limit in first half of September, much earlier than estimated Bipartisan Policy center says weaker revenue data has caused so-called ‘X date’ to come soonerThe U.S. government could run out of money to pay its bills by early September, a think tank said Monday.
12:19 p.m. July 8, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow closes lower as Apple, Boeing shares slump, investors rethink Fed rate-cut chances Boeing loses a nearly $6 billion deal after 737 Max safety concernsStocks close lower Monday as investors scale back expectations for interest-rate cuts following last week’s strong June jobs report.
6:47 a.m. July 8, 2019 - Associated Press
Federal grand jury investigating top GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy It will examine whether Broidy used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leadersIt will examine whether Broidy used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders.
5:13 a.m. July 7, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
One argument for canceling student debt: Student-loan borrowers may be far poorer than most economists believe A new analysis raises questions about some conventional wisdom on student debtA new analysis raises questions about some conventional wisdom on student debt.
4:46 a.m. July 6, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Where the 2020 candidates stand on student debt and college affordability Free college and student-loan refinancing will be up for debate during this election cycleFree college and student-loan refinancing will be up for debate during this election cycle.
4:40 a.m. July 6, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Mortgage rates hold near 2-year lows but veterans will soon pay more So far this year, the 30-year-fixed has averaged 4.18%, down from 4.54% in 2018Rates for home loans rose slightly even as Washington struggled to be fair to older generations of veterans without passing the tab to younger ones.
3:25 a.m. July 6, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Here’s why America’s $1.5 trillion student-loan crisis has spiralled out of control Financial-education curricula were developed during a time when most workers could count on a paycheck at a stable jobFinancial-education curricula were developed during a time when most workers could count on a paycheck at a stable job.
2:31 a.m. July 6, 2019 - By Leslie Albrecht
Why donating diapers isn’t the best way to help immigrant children detained at the border The government can accept donations from the public only under certain circumstancesThe government can accept donations from the public only under certain circumstances.
4:53 p.m. July 5, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Stock Market May Be Pointing to Trump’s Reelection Much can change before 2020, but the S&P 500’s recent move to a record appears to reflect growing expectations that Trump will win.
6:14 a.m. July 5, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Bank stocks, bond yields rise after better-than-expected jobs reportFinancial stocks were the only one of 11 S&P 500 sectors showing gains Friday morning, after a better-than-expected jobs report led to a rise in bond yields, due to greater optimism toward the health of the U.S. economy. Financial stocks, as measured by the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund added 0.3%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average , S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite index were all down more than 0.5%. Top performers Friday morning include Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , JP Morgan Chase & Co. , Citizens Financial Group Inc. and Regions Financial Corp. . The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note rose 10 basis points to 2.051% after the Labor Department said Friday morning that the U.S. economy added 224,000 new jobs in June, above economists expectations of 170,000, per a MarketWatch poll. The report showed job gains in every sector of the economy, while wage growth held steady at 3.1% year-over-year. Financial shares have helped lead stocks higher over the past three months, up 5.6% since early April, according to FactSet.
2:00 a.m. July 4, 2019 - Associated Press
Syria-bound tanker with Iranian oil stopped by Gibraltar authorities Vessel likely carried just over 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oilThe Gibraltar authorities didn’t confirm the origin of the ship’s cargo but Lloyd’s List, a publication specialized in maritime affairs, reported this week that the Panama-flagged large carrier was laden with Iranian oil.
4:31 p.m. July 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump can’t use Pentagon funds to build border wall, appeals court says Panel says plan bypasses Congress’ budget powers; Trump vows to appealAn appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election.
10:19 a.m. July 3, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures score highest finish in over 6 years Palladium futures climb to a fresh record highGold futures notch back-to-back gains on Wednesday, settling at their highest in over six years, as expectations grow for loose global monetary policy, boosting the appeal of the yellow metal.
9:22 a.m. July 3, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq close at record high levels in short session ahead of July Fourth holiday Tesla shares surge on deliveries; Symantec soar on Broadcom buyout talkStocks close at record levels as investors cheer signs of easy monetary policy ahead of the July Fourth holiday.
7:09 a.m. July 3, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
Trump’s plan for health-care pricing could expand this lucrative workplace benefit A provision tucked inside the plan helps people with high-deductible health insurance plans make better use of their HSAsA provision tucked inside the plan helps people with high-deductible health insurance plans make better use of their HSAs.
12:32 p.m. July 2, 2019 - Associated Press
Seeking Trump’s tax returns, House committee files lawsuit The lawsuit was filed by the Ways and Means Committee against the Treasury Department and IRSThe lawsuit was filed by the Ways and Means Committee against the Treasury Department and IRS.
12:21 p.m. July 1, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
S&P 500 settles below intraday high sparked by U.S.-China trade truce Semiconductor shares lead rallyU.S. stocks pared back early gains Monday, including a new intraday high for the S&P 500, but still ended up on the day after Washington and Beijing agreed to refrain from escalating their trade dispute.
8:05 a.m. July 1, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Bond Market Isn’t Impressed by the Trade Truce While stocks are rallying to records on news of a trade detente, the Treasury market has barely budged.
6:06 a.m. July 1, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Construction spending down 0.8% in May after revised 0.4% gain in April Outlays for U.S. construction projects fell 0.8% in May at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.3 trillion, the Commerce Department reported Monday. That's the biggest drop since November. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected growth of 0.3%. Spending in April was revised higher to a 0.4% gain from the prior estimate of a flat reading. Residential construction, which has been weak, fell 0.6% in May. Spending on public construction projects dropped 0.9% in the month.
12:24 p.m. June 30, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Will Fannie and Freddie get a new sibling? Many observers now think that the duopoly that currently exists works well, especially as the two giants are carefully regulatedThe Trump administration and the Federal Housing Finance Agency are both making overtures toward getting the ability to charter a new mortgage finance giant in the mold of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, something all housing observers are keeping a close eye on.
4:24 p.m. June 28, 2019 - Barrons.com
Tariffs and Other Troubles What does the bond market know that the stock market doesn’t?
3:58 p.m. June 28, 2019 - Barrons.com
What’s Ahead for Stocks After a Great First Half Stocks climb around 18% in year’s first six months, and global bond markets are so crazy that even 100-year paper is selling.
1:09 p.m. June 28, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks close higher with S&P 500 up 17% for year to date ahead of U.S. - China trade talks All three benchmarks, however, book weekly lossesU.S. stocks closed higher Friday with S&P 500 index up 6% for month on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks progress.
12:52 p.m. June 27, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
S&P 500 books first gain in 5 days as investors await China-U.S. trade progress China pushed to end punitive trade tariffs ahead of G-20 meetingThe S&P 500 halts a four-day slump but the Dow marks its longest skid since March.
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