Door slams on Fed ‘put’ as market pain takes back seat to inflation fight

Door slams on Fed ‘put’ as market pain takes back seat to inflation fight

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – In the month since Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell laid down a hard line on inflation, stocks have suffered double-digit losses, chasms have opened in global currency markets, and yields on the safest US government debt have surged to their highest levels since the dark days of the financial crisis … Read more

Bed, Bath & Beyond investors watching merchandise mix during sales slump

NEW YORK, NY, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY.O) investors will be closely watching the home goods retailer’s second quarter earnings on Thursday for clues as to how customers are responding to its merchandise overhaul. The holiday season will be Bed Bath & Beyond’s “make-or-break moment” to show shoppers that its new … Read more

US fines 16 Wall Street firms $1.8 bln for talking deals, trades on personal apps

Sept 27 (Reuters) – US regulators on Tuesday fined 16 financial firms, including Barclays (BARC.L), Bank of America , Citigroup , Credit Suisse (CSGN.S), Goldman Sachs , Morgan Stanley and UBS (UBSG.S), a combined $1.8 billion after staff discussed deals and trades on their personal devices and apps. The sweeping industry probe, first reported by … Read more

Eisai, Biogen say Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in slowing cognitive decline

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Eisai Co Ltd (4523.T) and Biogen Inc (BIIB.O) on Tuesday said their experimental Alzheimer’s drug significantly slowed cognitive and functional decline in a large trial of patients in the early stages of the disease, marking a rare win in a field littered with failed drugs. The drug, lecanemab, slowed progress of … Read more

Growth stocks lead bounce on Wall Street after brutal selloff

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S. September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Major indexes set to snap five-day losing streak Rate-sensitive tech, growth stocks shine Sharp rebound in oil prices boost energy firms Indexes up: Dow … Read more

Fed officials stare down markets, say inflation is top focus

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – US Federal Reserve officials on Monday sloughed off rising volatility in global markets, from slumping US stocks to currency turbulence abroad, and said their priority remained controlling domestic inflation. “There are interactions there,” Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said, noting that … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin miners get stuck in a bear pit

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Sept 27 (Reuters) – Spare a thought for the beleaguered bitcoin miner. In late 2021, miners were the toast of the town with … Read more

Rampant dollar pauses for breath as bears stalk stocks

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Asian markets attempted to stabilize on Tuesday after a wild few days during which most assets, barring the dollar, fell, with the greenback easing a bit and stocks flat. Sterling , which collapsed to a record low $1.0327 on Monday, … Read more

Twitter to interview Elon Musk, known for combative testimony

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s tendency to dish out insults while being questioned under oath will be tested anew this week, when lawyers for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N)are expected to interview the Tesla Inc (TSLA .O) CEO about his abrupt decision in July to ditch his $44 billion deal for the social … Read more

Wall Street ends lower, Dow confirms bear market

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Fed rate hikes have investors ‘throwing in the towel’ Casinos jump as Macau allows tour groups after nearly 3 years Indexes: Dow -1.11%, S&P 500 -1.03%, Nasdaq -0.60% Sept 26 (Reuters) – Wall Street slid deeper into a bear market on Monday, with the S&P 500 … Read more