List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2018

Metals Stocks: Gold futures end lower, suffer second straight monthly loss

Metals Stocks: Gold futures end lower, suffer second straight monthly loss

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold prices finished with a loss on Thursday to tally a second straight monthly decline, as pressure from the U.S. dollar index’s gains in May… Read more »

Michael Kors’ shares sink after shaky Jimmy Choo sales and weak guidance

Michael Kors’ shares sink after shaky Jimmy Choo sales and weak guidance

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. Chief Executive John Idol talked up the company’s better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, but investors are more concerned with weak sales growth going forward, sending shares down 11.5%… Read more »

CryptoWatch: Bitcoin bulls see silver lining as speculators get flushed out

CryptoWatch: Bitcoin bulls see silver lining as speculators get flushed out

A topsy-turvy week for digital currencies looks continued Thursday, with most major coins trading higher to reclaim territory lost the previous day. After surrendering the $8,000 level on May 22,… Read more »

Economic Preview: Job creation probably sizzled in May — but not wages

Economic Preview: Job creation probably sizzled in May — but not wages

American jobseekers are finding great success these days. Job openings are at a record high and unemployment is at a nearly two-decade low. The number of jobs created in May… Read more »

London Markets: FTSE 100 ends lower as European woes deepen, but locks in monthly win

London Markets: FTSE 100 ends lower as European woes deepen, but locks in monthly win

U.K. stocks ended lower Thursday, swept down along with European equities as the U.S. imposed tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports, and as Spain’s prime minister appeared on the… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President imposes tariffs on allies, attacks media

Trump Today: Trump Today: President imposes tariffs on allies, attacks media

The Trump White House on Thursday imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on the country’s top allies as the president announced he’ll pardon a conservative activist and pushed for a media… Read more »

Caroline Baum: The Fed’s verbal gymnastics include loads of back flips

Caroline Baum: The Fed’s verbal gymnastics include loads of back flips

I was relieved to read this week that central bankers are using a touch of humor in a conscious effort to court the public by altering their stuffy image. According… Read more »

Key Words: This is Blagojevich’s argument for why Trump should let him out of jail

Key Words: This is Blagojevich’s argument for why Trump should let him out of jail

Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich holds an impromptu news conference outside his Chicago home in 2012. He has been in federal prison in Colorado since that year. Just three… Read more »

Capitol Report: Here’s what is behind Trump’s pardons

Capitol Report: Here’s what is behind Trump’s pardons

President Donald Trump’s pardons are ‘remarkably politically oriented’ so far, says one observer. President Donald Trump has pardoned only five people to date, but analysts say he’s off to a… Read more »

Europe Markets: Slide in German, Spanish stocks push European benchmark to monthly loss

Europe Markets: Slide in German, Spanish stocks push European benchmark to monthly loss

Investors yanked European stocks into the red Thursday, with a selloff in German and Spanish stocks leading the broader market lower on the final day of trading in May. In… Read more »

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