Wall St edges higher on oil jump, tech still soft

By Sruthi Shankar Undated, March 20 : U.S. stocks inched higher on Tuesday with energy stocks leading the way thanks to a jump in oil prices but technology stocks remained on the defensive after the previous day’s bruising selloff. Oil rose to its highest level so far this month, lifted by tension in the Middle […]

In warning for Trump, Democrat claims too-close-to-call Pennsylvania vote

By David Morgan CANONSBURG, Pa., March 14 : The Democrat candidate claimed a congressional election in a Republican heartland in Pennsylvania, as a vote seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s performance as president remained officially too close to call early on Wednesday. In an ominous sign for Republicans eight months before national midterm elections, […]

Wall St strives to bounce back from worst week in two years

By Sruthi Shankar Undated, Feb 12 : U.S. stock index futures held on to gains of more than 1 percent as Wall Street attempts to bounce back from its worst week in two years, while volatility remains relatively elevated and U.S. bond yields hit a new four-year high. By 8:26 a.m. ET (1326 GMT), Dow […]

US urges Cambodia to reverse steps against democracy

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Dec 13 : The United States has called on Cambodia to reverse steps that “backtracked on democracy” before a general election next year, a visiting U.S. official said on Wednesday. Relations between Cambodia and the United States have hit their lowest in years after the arrest of a rival […]

US SEC chair to face grilling from Senate panel over cyber breach

By Michelle Price and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON, Sept 26 : The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to be grilled by Congress on Tuesday over a 2016 hack of the regulator’s corporate filing system that has shaken investor confidence in its cyber defenses. The hearing by the Senate Banking Committee, which […]

Amid political rancor, Martin Luther King to be honored at Atlanta church

By Rich McKay ATLANTA, Jan 16 : Hundreds are expected to pack the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s home church in Atlanta today to mark the federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader, amid political and racial rancor as the first black US president prepares to step down. The commemoration of the Nobel Peace […]