Wall Street closes higher, trade choppy as U.S. stimulus talks eyed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shares on Wall Street ended higher on Thursday in choppy trading, as investors cheered the prospect of more fiscal stimulus to support a pandemic-damaged U.S. economy, with more data pointing to a slowing labor market recovery.FILE

Global markets: Sentiment sapped by COVID surge, stimulus stalemate

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares slid to a two-week low on Thursday, and oil steadied after another heavy fall, as a surge in global COVID-19 cases and fractious U.S. stimulus talks kept financial markets cautious.FILE PHOTO: Traders looks at financial

S&P ends choppy session lower as U.S. stimulus talks drag on

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s three major averages closed lower on Wednesday after a volatile trading session, as investors worried whether difficult negotiations in Washington would produce a deal for a fresh U.S. coronavirus stimulus package.FILE PHOTO: The front facade of

Wall Street muted with eyes on stimulus

FILE PHOTO: The front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York City, New York, U.S., June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes were muted at the open on Wednesday as investors

Stimulus bets drive Wall Street higher

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes climbed on Tuesday on growing signs that U.S. lawmakers were making headway in their talks over stimulus to support an economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign

Germany charges two men with selling parts for Russian arms-maker

BERLIN (Reuters) – Prosecutors have charged two Germans suspected of selling machinery to a Russian state-owned armaments group that manufactures missile systems for the Russian army. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office (GBA) said on Tuesday it has filed charges against the

Hand signals only: How Thais are marshalling mass protests

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Hands point above head = need umbrella; Hands held over head = need helmet; Hands crossed over chest = enough supplies here.Slideshow ( 5 images )Thai protesters are learning a whole new language, developed within days to

Economy, pandemic overshadow climate for young U.S. voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The two dozen students who signed up for air pollution expert James Goldstene’s advanced environmental studies class all say they are deeply passionate about fighting climate change.FILE PHOTO: Ashley Nealy waits in line to cast her