NEW YORK Dec 18 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 posted its biggest jump since January 2013 on Thursday, extending a Fed-fueled rally from the previous session, as tech shares gained after stronger-than-expected results from Oracle.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits for the first time declined last week and stayed near 14-year lows. This is a strong and current indicator that the labor-market is improving.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the Western powers for imposing a new �Berlin Wall� across Europe and warned the Russian people to brace for two years of hardship, admitting that sanctions are doing more damage than originally thought ...
U.S. financial regulators took a step toward increasing their scrutiny of large asset managers such as BlackRock Inc. (BLK) and Fidelity Investments.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is taking a page from predecessor Alan Greenspan's 2004 playbook, a step that appears to validate the expectations of investors who expect interest-rate liftoff in June 2015.