Stock-index futures edge higher as trade hopes rise


Stock-index futures pointed to a slightly higher start for Wall Street on Thursday after investors shook off the launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and focused on positive noises around U.S.-China trade negotiations. What are major indexes doing? Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMZ19, +0.16%Read More →

Europe stocks edge lower in first reaction to Fed minutes


European stocks drifted lower on Thursday, after indications that the Federal Reserve last month wasn’t aggressively looking to cut interest rates. Down 2.6% for August heading into the day, the Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.18%  weakened 0.26% to 374.81. The German DAX DAX, +0.08%   dropped 0.18% to 11781.29, theRead More →

Stocks edge higher as Apple results boost Dow, tech shares


U.S. stocks rose modestly Wednesday morning as investors weighed another round of corporate earnings, with Apple Inc.’s better-than-expected results helping put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight record close. Investors are also awaiting the outcome of a Federal Open Market Committee meeting and news conference with FederalRead More →

Asian shares edge up, ECB meeting in focus By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – A pedestrian looks at various stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Thursday after Wall Street managed to end higher, but gains were capped by political uncertainty in the United States and worries about weakeningRead More →