WATCH: Cool, Cloudy End To Workweek
WATCH: Cool, Cloudy End To Workweek
Stock markets finished lower on Wednesday, giving back early gains as investors started to worry about just how sustainable the bull market move in November was. Losses were biggest for the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC), but even there, the declines were relatively modest in comparison to the huge gains stock investors have enjoyed since the end of October. On Wednesday, blue chip stocks ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) were the latest companies to announce new share repurchase programs that could return as much as $51 billion to investors over the next couple of years.
'Mountains' of e-waste are being shipped by the UK to developing countries with concerning consequences
The Levelling Up Secretary said he is concerned about local government finances but predicted that no ‘well run’ councils are at risk.
A huge London derby headlines a third straight night of Premier League action
Couple's relationship said to be an 'open secret' in aristocratic countryside circles, according to a newspaper
Exclusive: Senior councillors agree to enter into negotiated out-of-court settlement with 114 firefighters over the 2017 tragedy
Sir Chris Bryant said rhetoric used by equalities minister Kemi Badenoch in the Commons had contributed to his safety concerns.
It was the final showdown before the Republican presidential primary begins in Iowa in a few weeks’ time.
Sheffield City Council says smoke drifting over the city from controlled burning on nearby grouse moors causes health problems.
Miner Liontown Resources is speaking with the United States Department of Defense about supplying tantalum from its Australian operations if the U.S. passes a new regulation by year end as expected, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday. Lining up a tantalum deal with the U.S. defense department would provide the company a crucial endorsement and potentially future funding as it develops its Kathleen Valley lithium mine, seen as one of the most promising deposits of the metal. The project in Western Australia will also produce tantalum, a critical material in electronics and for metal alloys to make missiles and tanks more heat-resistant, among other uses.
Monthly increase of 0.5% in November comes as average price of property goes up to £283,615, says Halifax
The Bank revealed it is looking more closely into whether the wider adoption of AI poses risks to financial stability in the UK.
STORY: China’s exports might finally be on the up again. Figures out Thursday showed overseas shipments rising for the first time in six months in November. Exports rose 0.5% on the year, beating analyst forecasts of another drop. It also comes after a fall of more than 6% the month before. Recent numbers suggest exporters are overcoming a prolonged slump in demand with discount pricing. Economists aren’t convinced that China is out of the woods, however.One official survey last week showed new export orders shrinking for a ninth month. Other figures show weak domestic and business confidence threatening to undermine any recovery at home, and the property sector remains in turmoil. Such factors led global ratings agency Moody’s to slap a downgrade warning on the country’s debt this week. Chinese markets reflect the uncertain outlook. The yuan eased against the dollar following Thursday’s data. And Hong Kong’s Hang Seng stock index was down around 1% by the afternoon.
The tech giant said Gemini will not yet be available in the UK.
Outgoing immigration minister says he does not believe new bill ‘provides us with the best possible chances of success” in getting the Rwanda flights to take off’
Nikki Haley mocked her rivals for being “jealous” of her rising profile as she faced an onslaught of criticism at the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses.
Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch said the change was ‘long overdue’, with the list last updated in 2011.
Accessibility in gaming is a hot topic - but there's still a lot of work to do to open up the hobby.
Being built in Dubai, it will feature hundreds of 12-metre growth towers spread over a vast area.
The demonstrators are urging BAE to end their ties with Israel and cease all weapons, defence and supplies trading with them.