Wall Street edges higher on industrial gains; healthcare drags again
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks eked out gains in volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as strong results from industrials countered another drop in healthcare stocks, with investors shrugging off release of the Mueller report.
U.S. retail sales, labor market data paint upbeat economic picture
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, the latest indication that economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a false start.
Exclusive: New U.S. consumer watchdog chief to continue review of complaints database, fair lending
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will continue with reviews, begun by her predecessor, of its public complaints database and how the agency enforces discriminatory lending laws, she told Reuters.
U.S. lawmakers to get long-awaited analysis of new NAFTA deal
(Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers and economists are awaiting a key analysis of the economic impacts of the new North American trade deal, expected to be published late on Thursday and to show minimal gains at best for the United States.
U.S. trade agency sees 76,000 new auto jobs from North American trade deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday estimated that its new North American trade deal will create 76,000 automotive sector jobs within five years as automakers invest some $34 billion in new plants to comply with the pact's new regional content rules.
U.S. wins WTO ruling against China grain import quotas
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States won a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on Thursday against China's use of tariff-rate quotas for rice, wheat and corn, which it successfully argued limited market access for U.S. grain exports.
Fed's Kaplan says he is getting more confident about economy: WSJ
(Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve policymaker on Thursday said he is "getting more confident" in U.S. economic growth this year but still thinks current interest rates are appropriate.
Hyundai Motor names former Nissan executive Jose Munoz as COO
(Reuters) - South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co on Thursday named former Nissan executive Jose Munoz as its global chief operating officer.
Who will succeed Carney to run Britain's central bank?
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is starting its search for a new governor of the Bank of England to succeed Mark Carney who is due to step down in January 2020.
Take Five: Spring growth? World markets themes for the week ahead
(Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.