Market Extra: Stock-market dividend payouts are hitting records all over the world

Market Extra: Stock-market dividend payouts are hitting records all over the world
The U.S. stock market is easily outpacing equities elsewhere in the world in 2018, but there’s nothing uniquely American about one attribute of the current investing environment — the massive amounts of money being returned to shareholders. According to a study by Janus Henderson, dividend payments surged in the second quarter, increasing rapidly and broadly, with nearly every geographic region... Read More

Economic Report: Existing-home sales tumble to a 2½-year low as buyers give up

Economic Report: Existing-home sales tumble to a 2½-year low as buyers give up
Prospective home buyers speak with a loan advisor and real estate agent while touring a house for sale. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing-home sales fell in July. The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a 5.34 million seasonally-adjusted annual rate in July, down 0.7% versus June, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. That was the... Read More

Capitol Report: Senate committee expected to narrowly approve Trump pick to lead CFPB

Capitol Report: Senate committee expected to narrowly approve Trump pick to lead CFPB
The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday is expected to narrowly confirm Kathy Kraninger on party lines to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Kraninger is one of six nominations the committee will consider, including Dino Falaschetti to lead the Office of Financial Research, Kimberly Reed to be president of the Export-Import Bank, and Elad Roisman to be a commissioner... Read More

The New York Post: Michael Cohen is willing to talk to Mueller about Russia, Lanny Davis says

The New York Post: Michael Cohen is willing to talk to Mueller about Russia, Lanny Davis says
Michael Cohen departs from a House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Michael Cohen is willing to speak with Special Counsel Robert Mueller about a “conspiracy to collude” with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, his lawyer said on Tuesday night. Cohen — who pleaded guilty earlier on Tuesday to helping President Trump pay hush... Read More

Trump Today: Trump Today: President accuses Cohen of making up ‘stories’ as he calls Manafort ‘brave’

Trump Today: Trump Today: President accuses Cohen of making up ‘stories’ as he calls Manafort ‘brave’
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted sympathetically about his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort following his guilty verdict, and said he wouldn’t suggest hiring his ex-attorney Michael Cohen, whom he accused of making up “stories.” TRUMP FEELS ‘VERY BADLY’ FOR MANAFORT Trump said on Twitter he felt “very badly” for Manafort and that he had “such respect for a brave... Read More

Economic Report: Existing-home sales tumble to a two-year low as buyers give up

Economic Report: Existing-home sales tumble to a two-year low as buyers give up
Prospective home buyers speak with a loan advisor and real estate agent while touring a house for sale. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing-home sales TK in July. The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a 5.34 million seasonally-adjusted annual rate in July, down 0.7% versus June, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. That was the... Read More