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Carnival lowers profit outlook, cites ban on Cuba…

Cruise ship operator Carnival is citing the U.S. ban on cruises to Cuba among factors that will cause full-year earnings to fall short of expectations

Q&A: Why are stocks jumping when bond yields are cratering?

Just as the S&P 500 was setting its record high on Thursday, bond yields were tumbling to their lowest levels in years

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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

The S&P 500 closed at a record high Thursday, erasing all the losses from a steep pullback it suffered in May

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S&P 500 index closes at record high as stock…

Wall Street capped a broad rally for stocks by driving the S&P 500 index to an all-time high

Oracle, Noble Energy rise while Carnival, Steelcase fall

Oracle, Noble Energy rise while Carnival, Steelcase fall

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 index closes at a record high

The S&P 500 is closing at a record high and has erased all of a steep pullback it suffered in May.

The S&P 500 index is closing at a record high, erasing its losses from May

The S&P 500 index is closing at a record high, erasing its losses from May

A glance at US mortgage rates: little changed; 30-year 3.84%

Long-term US mortgage rates were little changed this week. The key 30-year, fixed-rate loan hovered around an average 3.8% for the third straight week.

US long-term mortgage rates little changed…

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were little changed this week. The key 30-year, fixed-rate loan hovered around an average 3.8% for the third straight week.

Car payment trouble? How to turn it around

More Americans are falling behind on their car payments. If you're one of them, know that you have options.

World shares rise on hopes for US-China truce…

Global markets are up on hopes for a trade truce between the United States and China and the Federal Reserve's hint at lower rates

China rejects threats, tariffs as way to resolve…

China's Commerce Ministry says officials on both sides are preparing for a meeting of Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping next week in Osaka, but that threats and tariffs will not resolve trade tensions between the two biggest economies

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Asian shares gain, Shanghai up 2.6%, on Fed rate…

Asian shares gain, Shanghai up 2.6%, on Fed talk of possible rate cuts

Top US trade official plans to meet Chinese…

Top US trade negotiator plans to meet Chinese counterpart before Trump-Xi summit

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth…

General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder if vehicles are safe to drive

Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of…

Fed leaves key rate unchanged but says 'uncertainties' are rising, signaling future rate cuts

Pilots criticize Boeing for mistakes on its…

Pilots criticize Boeing for mistakes on its grounded 737 Max jet

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks rose modestly on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it is prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shore up the economy

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers…

The investors who bought The Berkshire Eagle have an emotional connection to the newspaper, and they want their readers to have one, too

Adobe and Viacom rise while NCR and Rio Tinto fall

Adobe and Viacom rise while NCR and Rio Tinto fall

Some succession planning basics business owners need to know

Many small business owners don't plan for what will happen to their companies after they die, although their businesses could be at risk of shutting down if they die suddenly

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Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as Fed signals lower rates

Stocks rose modestly on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it is prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shore up the economy.

The Latest: Fed sees no risk to dollar from…

The Latest: Federal Reserve sees no risk to dollar from cryptocurrencies

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

The full text of the Federal Reserve's policy statement after its meeting Wednesday