Global stocks rally to record highs; gold gains

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global equity markets and Wall Street’s…

Japan jobless rate falls in November to 2.2%

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate fell and the availability of jobs held steady in November,…

Nasdaq tops 9,000 on boosts from Amazon, trade optimism

By Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters) – The Nasdaq crossed the 9,000-point mark for the first time on…

Boeing 737 MAX crisis adviser Michael Luttig to retire

(Reuters) – Boeing Co <BA.N> said on Thursday Michael Luttig, who was appointed senior adviser to…

Oil up 1% at highest since September on trade pact and crude supplies

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices were up about 1% to the highest…

Turkey’s Halkbank fails to halt U.S. prosecution for aiding Iran

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday rejected a…

Dollar up vs yen as mild ‘risk on’ sentiment supports

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar rose to a near two-week high…

Record online sales give U.S. holiday shopping season a boost: report

(Reuters) – U.S. shoppers spent more online during this year’s holiday shopping season, a report by…

Rain keeps UK Boxing Day shoppers at home

LONDON (Reuters) – UK shoppers sheltered at home on Thursday, with the numbers hitting post-Christmas sales…

U.S. Fed buys $825 million of mortgage bonds, sells none

NEW YORK, Dec 26 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve bought $825 million of agency mortgage-backed securities…

Tiffany sees rise in holiday sales on higher China spending

(Reuters) – Tiffany & Co <TIF.N>, which is being bought by Louis Vuitton owner LVMH <LVMH.PA>,…

U.S. jobless claims fall, point to sustained labor market strength

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week in…