Wall Street gains on earnings optimism, waning Syria jitters

Wall Street gains on earnings optimism, waning Syria jitters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday as investors anticipated a strong earnings season and as U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that a military strike on Syria may not be imminent ratcheted down geopolitical worries. The S&P 500 has now recouped nearly all its losses from earlier this year. Trump said in a […]

Euro hits three-year high as Europe leads global optimism

LONDON (Reuters) – The euro shot to a three-year high on Monday as optimism around growth buoyed expectations of tighter monetary policy from European Central Bank, while the chance of a pro-European Union coalition in Germany also boosted confidence in the continent. With the world in general and Europe in particular showing signs of sustained […]

Wall St. rises with oil prices, earnings optimism

(Reuters) – Wall Street closed at record highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and investors bet on a strong U.S. corporate earnings season. The S&P energy sector .SPNY closed up 2 percent as Brent crude LCOc1 went above $ 70 a barrel for the first time since December 2014, boosted by […]

Tax plan optimism propels Wall Street to record highs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street hit record closing highs on Monday as optimism increased about the likelihood of lower corporate tax rates as the Republican tax bill moved closer to passage. The Nasdaq surpassed the 7,000-point mark during the session but closed below that level. The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress is expected to begin voting […]

Wall Street hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

Wall Street hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan may move forward. Shares of General Electric (GE.N) reversed an early drop of 6.3 percent to end […]

It looks like an oxymoron, but Earth optimism is worth a try

It looks like an oxymoron, but Earth optimism is worth a try

Roland Seitre/naturepl.com FIFTY-FIVE years ago last month, Rachel Carson published her seminal book Silent Spring. Its warning that indiscriminate use of pesticides was poisoning the planet is frequently credited with having started the modern environmental movement. What has that movement achieved? Arguably not much. Certainly not enough. Pesticides still abound, we’re in the midst of […]