West’s invasion fears rise as Putin accuses Kyiv of ‘escalation’

Selina Johansson

Kremlin brinkmanship along the Ukrainian border escalated on Friday, with President Vladimir Putin accusing Kyiv of intentionally stoking tensions in eastern Ukraine, where Moscow-backed separatists ordered an evacuation of civilians to Russia. Ukrainian security services vociferously denied any unilateral moves in the region. But the increased Russian sabre-rattling reinforced the […]

Stocks drop as Russia-Ukraine conflict concerns rise

Selina Johansson

Stocks fell Monday as investors eyed the escalating threat of Russian invasion in Ukraine alongside ongoing concerns over inflation and an aggressive move toward policy tightening by the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 came off session lows but still ended in the red to extend losses after last week’s roller-coaster […]

Stocks rise to kick off new year of trading

U.S. stocks closed at record highs on Monday, as investors built on momentum from last week into at least the first session of the new year. The S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq each advanced.  U.S. equities posted another year of solid gains in 2021, rising by 27% and delivering a […]

Airbus stands by plans for steep rise in output

Airbus has stood by its commitment to boost production, saying that demand from airlines coming out of the pandemic has been strong as air travel continues to recover. The European plane maker’s bullish stance came as it raised its full-year profit guidance and cash flow target for the second time […]

Stock futures rise as traders await jobs report

Stock futures opened higher Thursday evening, extending gains as investors awaited a key report on the labor market’s recovery. Contracts on the S&P 500 ticked up after the index logged a third straight session of gains during Thursday’s regular trading day. The move to the upside came after Senate leaders said […]