Financial markets

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gestures as she answers a question during a news conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged, citing low inflation

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve ended weeks of speculation Thursday by keeping…

 

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US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

For investors, there were few havens on Thursday. The stock market had…

 

Oil hovers near $100 amid Iran tensions

Crude prices were steady Friday amid a weaker U.S. dollar and expectations…

 

Oil hovers near $100 amid Iran tensions

Crude prices were steady Friday amid a sliding U.S. dollar and expectations…

Let the Greeks drown in their drachmas

“If you die,” Crito pleaded with the imprisoned Socrates, “people who do…