wallstreet-112814_18Oct17.jpg While a jump by shares of IBM (IBM) contributed to a notable advance by the Dow, the broader Nasdaq and S&P 500 spent much of the trading day on Wednesday lingering near the unchanged line. The major averages still all reached new record closing highs.

Trump-Thumb-101817.jpg While Democrats have largely been critical of the Republican tax reform plan, President Donald Trump has claimed the proposal has some bipartisan support. Trump suggested to reporters ahead of a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday that "people on both sides" support the tax reform plan.

French grocery retailer Carrefour Group (CRERF, CRRFY, 0NPH.L) Wednesday reported third-quarter sales including value added tax of 21.86 billion euros, up 1.9 percent from last year. On a like-for-like basis, excluding petrol, sales increased 0.5 percent. Total sales under banners including petrol...

Frederica-Wilson-101817.jpg President Donald Trump has vehemently denied a Congresswoman's accusation that he made insensitive remarks to the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in an ambush in Niger. Trump claimed in a post on Twitter on Wednesday that Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., had "totally fabricated" the story.

wallstreet4-103112_18Oct17.jpg While the Dow has climbed firmly into positive territory, the broader Nasdaq and S&P 500 have spent much of the trading session on Wednesday lingering near the unchanged line. The choppy trading comes on the heels of the mixed performance seen in the previous session.

President-Trump2-101817.jpg Potentially raising concerns among Republican lawmakers facing primary challenges from the right, the results of a Politico/Morning Consult show President Donald Trump is seen as more in touch with GOP voters. Fifty-seven percent of self-identified Republican voters said Trump is more in touch with them.

HarveyWeinstein-101817.jpg Embattled Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct against him, has resigned from the board of directors of the film production company that he co-founded. The Weinstein Company (TWC) had removed Weinstein as its chairman on October 8, shortly...

EA-Visceralgames-101817.jpg Electronic Arts Inc. said it is shutting down its Visceral Games Studio and making major changes to its upcoming Star Wars project currently being developed by the studio. Visceral Games is best known for creating the "Dead Space" series.

wallstreet-111614_18Oct17.jpg Stocks are turning in another lackluster performance in morning trading on Wednesday after ending the previous session mixed. The Dow has climbed firmly into positive territory, although the broader Nasdaq and S&P 500 have been lingering near the unchanged line.

canada-Mortgage-101717.jpg Canada's banking regulator has released tougher mortgage-financing rules for borrowers in the uninsured segment of the mortgage market, which has been responsible for the major share of growth recently. It includes a requirement to "stress test" borrowers with uninsured loans to ensure they can withstand the impact of higher interest rates.

StevenMnuchin-101817.jpg President Donald Trump has frequently touted the strength seen on Wall Street since his election, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned the stock markets could see a significant pullback if Republican lawmakers fail in their efforts to pass tax reform.

GeorgeSaunders-BookerPrize-101817.jpg American author George Saunders has won The Man Booker Prize for his fiction "Lincoln in the Bardo," that tells the story of President Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb. Saunders became only the second American writer to win The Man Booker Prize...

Housingstarts-US-101817.jpg With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupting new residential construction in the South, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a substantial decrease in housing starts in the month of September. The Commerce Department said housing starts plunged by 4.7 percent.

wallstreet3-121214_18Oct17.jpg Following the mixed performance seen in the previous session, stocks may move to the upside in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 91 percent.

McDonalds-SG-Mobile-phone-locker-101817.jpg McDonald's offers smartphone lockers so as to help customers spend quality time during family meals. The "Phone off. Fun On" campaign, introduced recently in a Singapore branch, aims to encourage diners to take a break from the virtual world to have real conversations over meals.

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