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

Selina Johansson

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 […]

Americans’ economic worries rise to pandemic high: Gallup

Selina Johansson

Americans’ economic worries rose to a pandemic high this month, according to Gallup, but the level of concern still remains relatively low compared to historical trends. Twenty-six percent of Americans told Gallup in a new poll that an economic-related concern is the top problem facing the country.  Ten percent of those polled […]

Airbus stands by plans for steep rise in output

Selina Johansson

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

Selina Johansson

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 […]