Claire Hunte has worked in the UK and US. She was launch editor of the World Life Insurance Report, and worked on FTyourmoney.com and was managing editor at Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary in the US. She has also worked for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and PwC.
The markets mulled a trio of concerns in mixed trading on Friday with the major indexes trading in a narrow range
The major averages all turned lower in trading on Thursday. The Dow fell -0.17%, Nasdaq fell -0.53% and the S&P 500 slipped -0.19%.
The dollar bounced back after the Federal Reserve announced it would begin the historic unwinding of its balance sheet in October.
Stock market indexes extended gains propelled by telecom and financial stocks.
Investors take it to the limit as the three major indexes hit record levels in trading but Nasdaq wobbles at finish.
Competition in the global security sector intensifies as Northrop Grumman announced the acquisition of Orbital ATK, an aerospace and defense technology company in a $9.2bn deal.
Latest US inflation data shows Consumer Price Index was 0.4% in August.
The S&P 500 hit a record high extending gains on Tuesday. Financials were among the leaders on the big board.
US stocks followed a global rally with indexes boosted by a surge in investor confidence.
The US dollar plummeted to levels not seen in over two years. The weakness in the dollar follows a tumultuous week
Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm on record, weighs on sentiment in a mixed day of trading.
US stocks were up across the board after yesterday's despondent opening to the week. Investors remained calm in the face of a number of political and geopolitical risk factors.
Gold and Treasuries benefit as investors take flight following a further escalation in North Korean nuclear crisis.
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Wall Street extended gains at the finish on Thursday boosted by a rally in biotechnology stocks and comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that the tax agenda is still on track.
As tropical storm Harvey wends its way along the Gulf Coast bringing more rain and flooding in Louisiana, US markets remain sanguine as economic growth picture stays rosy.
US consumer confidence is growing according to data released by the Conference Board. The optimistic outlook spurred indexes higher.
The aftermath of the worst tropical storm to hit Texas in over 50 years is having an incapacitating effect on a key oil area. Oil and gas suffered losses on the S&P 500.
US stocks edged higher, but Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen offered no hints on interest-rate policy in speech today.
Spending in accessories propelled sales at Signet Jewelers and Tiffany & Co. Signet's better-than-expected earnings performance sent its shares up 16%.