News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day
Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Boosted Spending by 16%
American shoppers increased their spending over the five-day shopping period between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, according to new data.
U.S. Stocks Fall After Trump Signals Further Delays to China Deal
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 400 points after President Trump suggested a trade war with China could continue well into next year as he threatened new tariffs on several more countries.
Twitter Plans First Sale of High-Yield Debt
The social-media company aims to raise $600 million as it tries to bounce back from disappointing third-quarter earnings.
Trump: 'No Deadline' on Beijing Trade Pact
President Trump's comments at a NATO summit injected fresh uncertainty over the future of a "phase-one" trade deal between the U.S. and China.
Guns and Coal Offer the Sin of Tobacco Stocks, but Not the Quality
The outperformance of alcohol and tobacco might have had nothing to do with being sinful. That doesn't bode well for guns and coal.
Bridgewater Co-CEO to Leave the Hedge Fund
Bridgewater Associates said Eileen Murray, one of its two chief executives, plans to step down, marking the culmination of a succession plan at the world's largest hedge fund.
Oil Trading in Sweet Spot Adds to Improving Economic Signals
Oil prices have stayed in a contained range that analysts say benefits both producers and consumers, bolstering hopes that the global economy can rebound.
Natural Gas Jumps on Colder Weather Forecasts
Futures climbed after some climate models predicted a sweep of cold weather across the Midwest and eastern two-thirds of the U.S.
Bank of Canada Expected to Hold Steady on Rates
Canadian market watchers expect the Bank of Canada to leave its main interest rate unchanged in its decision on Wednesday but are sharply divided on whether a rate cut is coming in early 2020.
Chicago Property Prices Stagnate, Trail Even Crisis-Stricken Hong Kong
Prices of commercial real estate in Chicago fell by 4.1% over the past year. The Windy City has struggled attract new companies to the same degree as the bigger coastal metropolises and some fast-growing midsize cities.