Wall St. set to open lower after economic data

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:11:55 -0500

U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday after disappointing economic data, while investors tracked U.S.-China trade talks amid signs that the two countries were tackling some of the stickiest i...

Nike shares slip after college basketball star's sneaker rips

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:50:26 -0500

Shares of Nike Inc fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, a day after a sneaker worn by emerging basketball star Zion Williamson split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke Univers...

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall, but trend weakening

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:36:26 -0500

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the four-week moving average rose to a more than one-year high, suggesting the labor market was slowing down. ...

Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:34:07 -0500

The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a glo...

Brexit defections reveal frayed fabric of UK politics

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:32:57 -0500

Brexit has torn the fabric of Britain's political system, say a group of 11 lawmakers behind a dramatic series of defections that have sent shockwaves through one of the world's oldest and most stable...

Risk of no-deal Brexit has risen: EU's Timmermans

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:32:57 -0500

The risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union on March 29 without a deal to ease Brexit has increased this month, the deputy head of the European Commission said on Thursday.

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