U.S. stocks rose on Monday, boosted by technology shares and by defense companies, which gained after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal.
U.S. stocks ended up but well off the session highs on Friday after two new reports related to a U.S. federal investigation into possible coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign renewed concerns about his political future.
Asian stocks meandered Friday following an overnight recovery on Wall Street, though investor optimism was tempered by U.S. political uncertainties and a crisis brewing in Brazil.
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday a day after the market posted its biggest single-day loss in eight months.
Brazilian federal police are searching the office and homes of a top senator and presidential contender.
Wall Street rebounded on Thursday from its biggest selloff in more than eight months with help from a move to loosen internet regulations and strong economic data.
The Brazilian real weakened against the dollar Thursday after a local newspaper reported Wednesday that President Michel Temer encouraged a businessman to continue bribing a jailed former congressman to buy the lawmaker's silence, putting the future of his government and the approval of key economic reforms by Congress at risk.
Asian stock benchmarks skidded lower Thursday following Wall Street's worst day in months as Washington's political chaos made investors more nervous about risky assets and the outlook for President Donald Trump's business-friendly proposals.
Financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply lower in early trading Wednesday as investors fretted over the potential fallout roiling the Trump administration.
Asian stock benchmarks were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors watched for the latest developments in the standoff between U.S. President Donald Trump and his former FBI director.
Investors shook off their weeks-long calm façade Wednesday, sending U.S. stocks sharply lower on the back of a New York Times report that claims President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The White House has denied the report.
FBN's Tracee Carrasco reports that experts suspect North Korea may be behind the ransomware attack.
The S&P 500 and the Dow ended Tuesday's session flat after mixed economic data and retail earnings, while the Nasdaq had another record close with help from technology stocks.
Chinese stocks sank Tuesday after April economic activity weakened while other Asian markets rose following Wall Street's spurt on higher oil prices.
A spurt in oil prices on Monday helped revive energy stocks, which have been among the year's worst performers, and U.S. stock indexes flirted again with record highs.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq notched record closing highs on Monday, powered by demand for technology stocks after a global cyber attack and by rising oil prices.
Shares were higher Monday in Asia, despite worries of disruptions from the "WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack over the weekend.
Shares were higher in early trading Monday in Asia, despite worries of disruptions from the "WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack over the weekend.
Wall Street slipped on Friday, ending the week lower as tepid economic data weighed on banks and worries deepened over Nordstrom and other department stores.
In an interview with The Economist, President Donald Trump whiffed on a batch of economic facts.