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Stocks fall, bond yields take another breathtaking drop

Stocks fall, bond yields take another breathtaking drop

NEW YORK — Stocks kept falling sharply Friday, and bond yields took even more breathtaking drops as a brutal, dizzying couple weeks of trading showed no sign of letting up. Even a better-than-expected report on U.S.

US trade deficit narrows to $45.3 billion in January

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January as exports fell but imports fell more. The politically sensitive trade gap with China widened. The Commerce Department said Friday that the divide between what the U.S.
Cruise ship is held off California coast for virus testing

Cruise ship is held off California coast for virus testing

SAN FRANCISCO — Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with 3,500 people aboard to stay back from the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew can be tested, after a traveller from its previous voyage di
'This is not a drill': WHO urges the world to fight virus

'This is not a drill': WHO urges the world to fight virus

BANGKOK — The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out “all the stops” to slow the epidemic, as it drained colour from India's spring festivals, closed Bethlehem's Nativi
A record low on average 30-year fixed mortgage: 3.29%

A record low on average 30-year fixed mortgage: 3.29%

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates have sunk to a record low, giving many homeowners an opening to refinance their loans to free up money to spend or save. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage hit a record low of 3.29% this week from 3.
Virus ripples through travel, energy, financial markets

Virus ripples through travel, energy, financial markets

The economic affects of the coronavirus have preceded the spread of the virus itself, with financial markets swinging wildly, companies closing offices or asking employees work from home in affected areas, and throttling air travel across the globe.
Virus fears grip markets again; stocks and bond yields slide

Virus fears grip markets again; stocks and bond yields slide

NEW YORK — Fear dominated financial markets again on Thursday, and stocks fell sharply on worries about the fast-spreading virus outbreak. It's the latest shudder in Wall Street's most volatile week in more than eight years. Major U.S.
Review: 'First Cow,' a western fable of unpasteurized poetry

Review: 'First Cow,' a western fable of unpasteurized poetry

The American West is about as well-trod territory as there is in movies, but Kelly Reichardt keeps unearthing new treasures. Her latest excavation, “First Cow,” is her most sublime yet.
Winfrey reversed upcoming book selection after controversy

Winfrey reversed upcoming book selection after controversy

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey reversed her book club selection of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s upcoming “My Dark Vanessa” after the novel was briefly the subject of online controversy, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.
'Simple greed': Ex-UAW leader Jones charged with corruption

'Simple greed': Ex-UAW leader Jones charged with corruption

DETROIT — Prosecutors on Thursday charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, alleging he plotted with others to embezzle more than $1 million to splurge on private villas, golf outings, boozy meals and horseback rides on