A government report this week is expected to show that the economy added about 180,000 jobs last month, an increase from the 155,000 jobs added in November but below the average 206,000 jobs per month added during all of 2018.
Samsung is less exposed to China than Apple.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's GDPNow computer-based economic forecaster gets uncannily accurate roughly a month before official quarterly data releases on gross domestic product. The latest projection for a 2.7% fourth-quarter reading could confirm traders' fears that the stimulus from President Donald Trump's tax cuts is fading.
Stocks rise Monday on positive trade news from President Donald Trump on China.
2018 was a transformational year for the global markets. Will the lag effects of major market events cause economic headwinds in 2019?
The Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates on Wednesday for the fourth time this year, but officials signaled that they might pause or halt the rate-hiking campaign early next year.
The Federal Reserve is widely expected to boost the benchmark for short-term borrowing costs at a meeting that concludes Wednesday. Fed officials may also signal that they might pause or halt the rate-hiking campaign early next year.
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas lost 0.6% during the third quarter on its $14 billion holdings of stocks from countries like China, Brazil, Russia and Turkey. Such declines helped to cap the fund's overall return to 2.2% -- well below the average for U.S. institutional investment plans.