US Equities Slide as Health-Care, Utility Stocks Decline
After seeing modest strength for much of the trading session on Wednesday, treasuries spiked higher in reaction to the Federal Reserve's widely expected decision to raise interest rates. The Nasdaq composite slipped 3 points, or 0.1%, to 5,897.
Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, with the materials group leading broadbased gains as base and precious metal prices gained further ground following the Federal Reserve interest rate decision the day before.
That gradual pace is one reason investors remain enthusiastic about stocks in the face of rising rates, which historically have spooked stock holders because they can slow economic growth and corporate profits.
Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari was the lone member to vote against the rate hike, preferring to leave rates unchanged. After the United Kingdom vote last summer to leave the European Union, investors were anxious about whether a wave of nationalism across the continent could eventually break the European union apart.
Across emerging markets, where investors had been concerned about faster USA hikes and more political upheaval in Europe, MSCI's sector equity index jumped almost 2 per cent - the biggest daily gain since last July.
Across the Atlantic, European stocks rose on Thursday after far-right candidate Geert Wilders was defeated in a closely watched Dutch election, pouring cold water on fears that a populist wave was sweeping the continent.
Investors lodged large bets on the dollar after Donald Trump's USA presidential election win past year, expecting his mix of tax reform, capital repatriation and new public spending to raise inflation in the United States and in turn drive Fed rates higher.
Canadian Girl Guides to Cancel US Visits After Trump Travel Ban
Under the ban, citizens from six different Muslim-majority countries may not be allowed in the USA under certain circumstances. The suspension includes short trips and all travel through U.S. airports.
Dutch PM beats back far-right challenge: Exit polls
Turnout was 81 percent, higher than the 74.6 percent at the last parliamentary election five years ago. As you can see, there are a bewildering number of parties in the Netherlands .
Seed in the NCAA Tournament, Open in Buffalo, New York
The Wildcats were among the last teams in on several projected brackets, but beating the Mountaineers might have eliminated doubt. They just haven't been challenged enough lately and don't have an impeccable tournament history to totally trust them.
"The market is not sure about the timing of a rate hike in the future". The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.52% from 2.50% late Wednesday.
EARNINGS POP: Tech giant Oracle jumped 7.1% to $46.12, notching the biggest gain in the S&P 500, after reporting stronger revenue and earnings for its latest quarter than analysts expected.
Gold's value tends to rise in times of market volatility and when the dollar weakens. The euro was last down 0.2 percent at $1.0740.
But a softening of the joint draft statement's language on trade, removing a rejection of protectionism, speaks to a promised rise in USA tariff barriers which has so far largely been seen as dollar-positive.
Gold, copper and oil all rallied on the weaker dollar. Brent crude, which is used to price global oils, rose 26 cents to $52.00 a barrel. If it closes lower Thursday, that would be the eighth decline in the last nine days.
The dollar, meanwhile, is down 0.1 percent against the Japanese yen, at 114.63 yen. The euro rose to $1.0733 from $1.0713, and the British pound rose to $1.2352 from $1.2301.
Up To 42 Reported Dead In Air Strike On Syrian Mosque
Al-Jinnah is located in the country's northwest - a region that includes Idlib province and the western parts of Aleppo province. Since then, more than 320,000 people have been killed and 11 million displaced in the conflict, according to activists.
Honda WR-V launched at starting price at Rs 7.79 lakh
Honda has revealed the price of the much-awaited compact crossover called the WR-V at its global launch event in India. It comes with a 1.2 litre i-VTEC Petrol engine which has a capacity to churn out 89 bhp and a torque of 110 Nm.
Dallas baby dies after multiple 'ghost' calls swamp 911 service
Both city officials and T-Mobile say that Dallas' aging 911 infrastructure could be playing a part in the issue. At this point, officials said that they could not connect the child's death to the T-Mobile "ghost call issue".
Cheerios Seeds: Bees Need Help, So Cereal Maker Giving Away Free Flowers
Anyone interested in helping with the Bring Back the Bees campaign can sign up on the Cheerios website to receive 100 free seeds. Supporters were encouraged to plant wildflowers in "bee-friendly" areas and share stories using the hashtag #BringBacktheBees .
Boaty McBoatface Is Going on Its First Mission
A sub christened Boaty McBoatface after a public vote to name a research ship is set to embark on its first polar mission. Boaty McBoatface is ready for duty.
McDonald's Worker Jumps Through Drive-Thru In Attempt To Save Woman's Life
McDonald's released a statement praising their employee for his quick and fearless response to the emergency. He was serving breakfast to a woman and her two kids, when he noticed something unusual.
WWE Smackdown: Shane McMahon calls out AJ Styles for WrestleMania
The match is obviously going ahead, so Styles is clearly part of the blue brand, until WrestleMania at least. Similarly, he could fight The Undertaker, a match many thought would happen at WrestleMania this year.
Vancouver airport ranked best in North America eight years running
This is the fourth time that Billy Bishop Airport has won a prestigious Skytrax award , having also won in 2013, 2015, 2016. For the full list of the world's 100 best airports visit the World Airports Awards website.
The Flash 3.16 Review - "Into The Speed Force"
Then Lenoard Snart shows up for Barry's nightmare despite Barry trying to trade places for Wally's Hell but then his Dad appears. Jesse also insists on going but once again Barry tells her to stay behind to keep the city safe in his absence.
New England Patriots Might Lose 'Frustrated' Malcolm Butler After Signing Stephon Gilmore
If they don't, they Saints will be forced to part ways with their first-round pick in 2017 which is the number 11 spot. Teams control young players' rights for an extended period while paying them at a negotiated, limited scale.
Mar 17 2017