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wallstreet-sept18_21nov19.jpg After moving to the downside early in the session, stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading day on Thursday but largely maintained a negative bias. The major averages eventually ended the day modestly lower, adding to the losses posted in the previous session.

wallstreet-aug30_21nov19.jpg After moving to the downside early in the session, stocks continue to see moderate weakness in mid-day trading on Thursday. With the drop in the day, the major averages are adding to the losses posted in the previous session.

generalmotors-112119.jpg General Motors Co. (GM) is hiring for new workforce, after cutting about some 4,000 salaried employees early this year. According to Detroit Free Press, the auto giant is hiring for a new workforce as the company invests more money to develop electric and self-driving vehicles. Earlier this year,...

wallstreet-july17_21nov19.jpg Stocks have moved moderately lower in early trading on Thursday, adding to the losses posted in the previous session. The major averages have all moved to the downside, although selling pressure has remained somewhat subdued.

economic-112119.jpg A report released by the Conference Board on Thursday showed a modest decrease by its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of October. The Conference Board said its leading economic index edged down by 0.1 percent in October after dipping by 0.2 percent in both September and August. Economists had been expecting another 0.2 percent drop.

ethicon-112119.jpg Australia's Federal Court has ruled in favor of more than 1,000 women in a landmark class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson after they suffered severe pain and complications from the healthcare giant's pelvic mesh implants. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon were accused of hiding the risks of its pelvic mesh products.

existing-home-sales-112119.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. rebounded by more than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday. NAR said existing home sales jumped by 1.9 percent to an annual rate of 5.46 million in October after tumbling by 2.5 percent to a revised rate of 5.360 million in September.

lamborgini-112119.jpg Italy's Automobili Lamborghini has teamed up with Salesforce.com, Inc. to trace, certify and authenticate Lamborghini's heritage cars on blockchain. Lamborghini will use Salesforce blockchain for this purpose. This move to use blockchain technology is expected to increase the customer experience and maintain the value of Lamborghini's heritage vehicles.

spacex-nov21.jpg SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype was damaged while undergoing pressurization testing on Wednesday evening. Video from the vicinity of SpaceX's Boca Chica test facility in Texas showed white plumes erupt from the top part of the Starship Mark 1 vehicle while it was undergoing a pressurization test. The eruption blew off the upper bulkhead high into the air.

phillyfed-112119.jpg After reporting a continued slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing growth accelerated by more than anticipated in the month of November.

jobless-claims2-112119.jpg The Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits came in unchanged in the week ended November 16th. The report said initial jobless claims came in at 227,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised level. Economists had expected jobless claims to dip to 219,000 from the 225,000 originally reported for the previous week.

ecbank-sep13_21nov19.jpg The need for unity among Governing Council members was stressed during the final policy session chaired by Mario Draghi after the latest round of monetary stimulus measures led to a sharp divide in the rate-setting body, minutes of the October 23-24 meeting showed on Thursday. "Looking ahead, a strong call was made for unity of the Governing Council," the minutes revealed.

wallstreet-oct25_21nov19.jpg After coming under pressure over the course of the previous session, stocks may move back to the upside in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a slightly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 11 points.

googlefacebook-nov21.jpg Facebook and Google's omnipresent surveillance of billions of people poses a systemic threat to human rights, Amnesty International warned in a report published on Thursday. The surveillance-based data-collection business model of the tech giants is incompatible with the right to privacy and poses a systemic threat to a range of other rights including freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of

davidsolomon-nov21.jpg Goldman Sachs Inc. Chief Executive David Solomon on Thursday denied allegations of gender discrimination in setting credit limits for the Apple Card, which is administered by the financial services giant. The CEO promised to deliver more transparency to the investment bank's clients when taking decisions. The Apple Card, Apple's first credit card, was introduced by the tech giant in March.

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