wallstreet3-121214_23Jun17.jpg After closing mixed for two consecutive sessions, stocks turned in another relatively lackluster performance during trading on Friday. The major averages eventually closed on opposite sides of the unchanged line for the third straight day.

Trump-Sign-062317.jpg As part of a continuing effort to address the Veterans Affairs scandal that broke in 2014, President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation known as the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law.

LorettaLynch-062317.jpg Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday they are seeking information about alleged political interference by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI's investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Trump-Speach-062317.jpg President Donald Trump has indicated he is troubled by the friendship between former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump told "Fox & Friends" in an interview that aired on Friday that Mueller is an "honorable man" and said he is hopeful the investigation of Russian interference...

DougParker-QatarAirways-062317.jpg State-owned Qatar Airways intends to acquire 10 percent stake in American Airlines Group Inc., a surprising attempt by the Gulf carrier to enter into the U.S. aviation market amidst political tensions with neighboring Gulf countries. American Airlines revealed that Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar...

wallstreet1-121214_23Jun17.jpg Stocks continue to see modest strength in mid-day trading on Friday after recovering from an early move to the downside. The Dow and the S&P 500 have moved higher after closing lower for three consecutive sessions.

Ritz-Carlton-062317.jpg Luxury hotel group Hotel Ritz-Carlton, a subsidiary of Marriott International Inc., has announced the launch into luxury yacht and cruise business. The new venture was launched The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital...

BarackObama-062317.jpg A Senate Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is not a healthcare bill, according to former President Barack Obama. Obama said in a post on Facebook that the legislation unveiled on Thursday is instead a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.

snapchat-062317.jpg Social media app Snapchat has introduced a new location service, Snap Map, that will allow users of the app to see the location of all their friends on a map. The new feature will essentially allow a user to see where his friends are hanging out and what they are up to and also share his own location with friends in real time.

US-brazil-062317.jpg The U.S. has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil due to recurring concerns about the safety of the products. The suspension of shipments from Brazil, the fifth largest exporter of beef to the U.S., will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or USDA said in a statement.

FederalReserve-062317.jpg The annual Federal stress test was cleared by 34 top banks. The result shows strong capital levels and the ability of large banks to remain capitalized even in stressed situations. The Federal Reserve noted that these banks will be able to lend to households and businesses even at severe recession and throughout the economic cycle.

wallstreet-011215_23Jun17.jpg After initially move to the downside, stocks have moved modestly higher over the course of morning trading on Friday. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory after closing mixed for two straight sessions.

Brazil-beef-product-062317.jpg The United States has decided to suspend imports of beef products from Brazil citing safety concerns. It is a major blow to Brazil, which is the world's biggest red meat and poultry exporter. Latin America's largest nation is selling beef worth more than $12 billion a year, mainly to China, the...

Trump-JohnnyDepp-062317.jpg Johnny Depp's comment about assassinating the U.S. president has sparked controversy. Depp was introducing his 2004 movie "The Libertine" at the Glastonbury festival in the English county of Somerset, when he asked: "Can you bring Trump here?" As jeers erupted from the crowd, anticipating "this...

Trump-Thumb-062317.jpg After suggesting Republicans opposed to the House healthcare bill should be primaried, President Donald Trump struck a softer tone in response to the four GOP Senators that have indicated their opposition to the Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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