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Top Central Bankers Defend Stimulus Efforts

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The leaders of four major central banks defended their sweeping stimulus policies and discussed how words themselves have become a vital tool to guide advanced economies out of the financial-crisis era.

Stocks Decline as Commodities Slump

U.S. stocks broadly fell, led by declines among energy and materials companies. The S&P 500 was down 0.6%.

High-Yield Canary Isn't Singing About Markets Doom

An autumn pullback in the junk-bond market is centered in the telecommunications sector, where fierce competition for users is pressuring the finances of many large debt issuers.

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Manufacturing Picks Up While Waiting for Trump's Policy Promises

American manufacturing has improved during the year since Donald Trump's election, despite a lack of promised policy changes aimed at lifting the sector's fortunes.

May's Brexit Strategy Scrutinized as U.K. Lawmakers Begin Debate

Prime Minister Theresa May faces the first of a series of legislative tests that will measure her ability to preside over a Parliament divided on her leadership and her vision for Britain's exit from the European Union.

U.S. Producer Prices Rose in October

The producer-price index increased 0.4% in October from a month earlier, the Labor Department said. When excluding the more volatile food and energy parts of the measure, so-called core prices were also up 0.4% in October.

Small-Business Optimism Index Rises in October

Optimism among U.S. small-business owners inched up in October, according to a report Tuesday, as more owners said they expect better sales in the months ahead and believe it is a good time to expand their operations.

With a Tweak, Earnings Look Even Better

Take away the losses that insurers suffered from hurricanes and earthquakes, and S&P 500 earnings grew at a double-digit rate in the third quarter.

German, Italian Growth Add Fuel to Eurozone Recovery

The German and Italian economies moved up a gear in the third quarter, aided by an increase in demand for their exports, as the eurozone's $10 trillion economy remained on course for its strongest year since 2007.

Chinese Bond Rout Continues as 10-Year Yield Touches 4%

The 10-year government bond yield briefly hit a fresh three-year high of 4.01%, crossing a psychologically important level, before ending the day at 3.97%.

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November 14, 2017 11:15 ET (16:15 GMT)