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IMF, World Bank Leaders: Now Is the Time to Prepare for a Future Downturn

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Global policy makers are becoming complacent during a moment of calm, doing too little to prepare their economies for a future downturn, the leaders of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank said.

Stocks Pause After Record Run

Stocks in Europe and U.S. futures were little changed after U.S. equities notched milestones not seen in more than 20 years.

U.S. Crude Prices Fall as Another Storm Approaches

Oil prices were mixed as investors waited to see the potential impact of Tropical Storm Nate on U.S. Gulf Coast oil infrastructure.

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No End in Sight for Stocks' Longest Streak in 20 Years

Stocks continue their steady march higher, notching milestones not seen in more than 20 years, yet many investors see few obstacles to the seemingly endless run.

German Manufacturing Orders Surge

Orders for German manufacturers rose 3.6% in August, reflecting a solid upswing in this important sector.

Trading Database Could Be Delayed Due to Data-Security Hitches

U.S. exchanges overseeing the creation of a vast database of stock and options trades have discussed whether to delay its mid-November launch because the project's contractor hasn't met key data-security milestones, according to people familiar with the matter.

RBA Still Not Ruling Out Rate Cut

A slump in Australian retail sales is no cause for immediate alarm, but a wider stalling of consumption could still prompt action, central banker Ian Harper tells WSJ.

Fed's George: Delaying Rate Rises Poses Risks to Growth, Financial Stability

Kansas City Fed President Esther George repeated her call for the central bank to continue gradual increases of its benchmark interest rate.

BOE's McCafferty: Bank Tweaked Guidance After Market Misread

Bank of England officials tweaked their communications in September because they felt their messages on interest rates were falling on deaf ears, one of the U.K. central bank's nine policy makers said.

5 Things to Watch in the September Jobs Report

The Labor Department releases its monthly snapshot of the labor market Friday, covering hiring and unemployment in September.

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October 06, 2017 07:15 ET (11:15 GMT)