Stock Market Overview
U.S. Stock Indexes Settle Mixed on a Jump in T-Note Yields Offsets Reduced US/China Trade Tensions and Strong U.S. Economic Data
The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed down -2.18 (-0.07%), the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +37.07 (+0.14%), and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed down -24.39 (-0.31%). U.S. stock indexes settled mixed Friday as an easing of trade tensions and stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data offset a jump in T-note yields. Trade tensions eased Friday, which gave equities a boost, after China's Commerce Ministry announced on Friday... Read more
BERLIN (AP) — Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe's biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package.
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia, which is among Europe's most wired and technologically advanced nations, is set to restrict the use of equipment and technology from Chinese telecom giant Huawei in its government sector, citing security concerns and recommendations by the U.S., a key NATO ally.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion.
DETROIT (AP) — Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the possibility of a United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is fining Japan Airlines $300,000 for delays that trapped passengers on two grounded planes for hours.