Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | What’s an Election Loss When He’s ‘My Kevin’? McCarthy Appears Set to Lead House G.O.P. Supported by ByJulie Hirschfeld Davis Nov. 13, 2018 WASHINGTON — As the death toll rose in devastating fires raging across California on Monday, Representative Kevin McCarthy got on the telephone with President Trump to explain how bad it was. In a call from his Capitol office on Veterans Day, Mr. McCarthy, who represents California’s Central Valley, laid out for Mr. Trump the severity of the conflagrations that have ravaged his state and the destruction they were causing, according to a person familiar with the conversation. Several hours later, Mr. Trump, who had threatened in a weekend Twitter post to revoke federal money for California for the “gross mismanagement” … [Read more...] about What’s an Election Loss When He’s ‘My Kevin’? McCarthy Appears Set to Lead House G.O.P.
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Stocks are poised to move higher on Friday after President Donald Trump said he spoke with China's Xi Jinping and that discussions are "moving along nicely," boosting Wall Street's hopes the two economic powers may resolve their trade dispute. Futures contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 300 points before the stock market begins trading at 9:30 a.m. E.T., while futures for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes also pointed to gains. Global stocks rose on hopes of a trade deal, with markets in Europe and Asia gaining ground. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 4.2 percent, while the Shanghai Composite index added 2.7 percent. Mr. Trump has asked U.S. officials to start drafting potential terms for a new trade agreement with China, with the president aiming to reach a new pact while at the Group of 20 nations summit in Argentina later in November, reports Bloomberg News. Trade tensions have weighed on investor sentiment because the Trump administration's … [Read more...] about Stock market today: Hope for U.S.-China trade deal sends shares higher-11-2-18
Monday was a record day for the leading Danish stock index C25. Investors put so much money into Danish shares that the C25 rose a record 2.4 percent. That’s the biggest single-day increase since the index was created nearly two years ago. The record single-day increase came just one week after the C25 fell by a record five percent. According to Otto Friedrichsen, the head of equity at investment management firm Formuepleje, investors should be wary of drawing too many conclusions from Monday’s performance. “I don’t think you should put too much into the fact that it increased so strongly. I think you should see it as an effect of the volatility we’ve seen over a longer period,” he said. “We are now seeing the market correct itself,” he continued. “There is an increased appetite for risk today compared to earlier.” The biotech firm Genmab was … [Read more...] about Danish stock index sets single-day increase record
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Upshot Supported by Polls show enthusiasm surging in many mostly white suburban districts, but less so among young and nonwhite voters. ByNate Cohn Oct. 19, 2018 A wide range of evidence indicates that Democratic voters are poised to vote in numbers unseen in a midterm election in at least a decade. Democrats have largely erased the turnout deficit that hobbled them during the Obama presidency, according to results from more than 50 New York Times Upshot/Siena College polls of the most competitive House battleground districts. Democrats may even be poised to post higher turnout than Republicans, a rarity, in many relatively white suburban districts on Nov. 6. But it’s not clear if this blue turnout surge will extend much further, particularly among young and nonwhite voters. Whether Democrats turn out … [Read more...] about For a Change, Democrats Seem Set to Equal or Exceed Republicans in Turnout
Marley Jay, Ap Markets Writer Updated 12:17 pm PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower as technology companies continue to fall. Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower as technology companies continue to fall. Photo: Richard Drew, AP Trader Michael Capolino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower as technology companies continue to fall. Trader Michael Capolino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower as technology companies continue to fall. Photo: Richard Drew, AP Trader Ryan Falvey works on the floor of the … [Read more...] about Major US stock indexes struggle higher after a wobbly day