Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:42:45 -0400
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S&P 500 ends slightly higher after Fed gives mixed signals
The S&P 500 ended marginally higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, as expected, but gave mixed signals about their next move.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:36:18 -0400
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Stocks reverse losses, Treasury yields dip following remarks by Fed's Powell
The S&P 500 and the Dow reversed losses to close higher on Wednesday and U.S. Treasury yields slipped after remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tempered the market's initial reaction to the U.S. central bank's policy statement.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:32:25 -0400
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UK parliament suspension not a matter for judges, PM Johnson's lawyer tells Supreme Court
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is not a matter for judges and was not done for improper reasons, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court the five-week shutdown was lawful.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:32:25 -0400
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Northern Ireland's DUP sees Brexit deal if both sides 'flexible'
The Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it believed a deal could be secured for an orderly British exit from the European Union if flexibility is shown by all sides.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:28:09 -0400
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Greta Thunberg to Congress: 'Don't listen to me. Listen to the scientists'
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a pointed message before a U.S. congressional hearing on Wednesday: "I donít want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists."
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:16:42 -0400
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Democrats seek details on U.S. military use of Trump resort hotel
Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:15:25 -0400
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Fed cuts rates on 7-3 vote, gives mixed signals on next move
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered a widely expected interest rate cut aimed at sustaining a record-long economic expansion, but gave few hints of whether or when it could reduce borrowing costs further.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:15:25 -0400
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Fed cuts rates again, gives mixed signals for next move
The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year on Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a decade-long economic expansion, but gave mixed signals about what may happen next.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:06:45 -0400
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U.S. Congress to advance 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy' bill
U.S. congressional committees are due to start voting next week on legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures under consideration including annual reviews of the Chinese territory's special economic status and the imposition of sanctions on those who undermine its autonomy.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:31:40 -0400
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Fed makes small changes in bid to better control policy rate
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday tweaked two key rates used to manage its main policy lever, but stopped short of additional bond purchases some investors anticipated.