Traders refrained from making strong bets on U.S. stocks, bonds and the dollar before a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that may provide clues on the path for interest rates in the world's largest economy.
As Sears continues to stumble, the struggling retail giant is leaning on its billionaire CEO Edward Lampert to prop up the company until it can sell off its household brands, home services business and real estate.
WASHINGTON—Demand for long-lasting factory goods rebounded in July, a sign the manufacturing sector could continue to stabilize in the second half of the year.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in five weeks, another sign of endurance in the labor market.
FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks fell Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in lackluster trading as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday for hints on ...