European markets open to close, BOE and SNB rate decisions

European stocks close lower after central bank hikes European stocks ended the day lower after central banks in Switzerland and the UK announced interest rate hikes. The Stoxx 600 closed down 1.8% with all sectors in the red except banks and basic resources, which were flat. The British pound fell to a fresh 37-low against … Read more

EXPLAINER: How the strong US dollar can affect everyone

NEW YORK — The buck isn’t stopping. The value of the US dollar has been on a tear for more than a year against everything from the British pound across the Atlantic to the South Korean won across the Pacific. After rising again Friday, the dollar is near its highest level in more than two … Read more

Biden approval rises sharply ahead of midterms: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden’s popularity improved substantially from his lowest point this summer, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for Biden recovered from a low of 36% in July to 45%, driven in large part by … Read more