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Pfizer surged 7.9% after the drug maker’s experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 cut by 89% the risk of developing severe disease. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP

European equities wrapped up another week of gains on Friday, led by advances in travel stocks after a positive update from US drugmaker Pfizer on its(...)

A US Labor Department report showed nonfarm payrolls increased by 194,000 jobs last month, compared with an expectation of 500,000. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

European stocks ended a volatile session lower on Friday as investors digested data showing slowing jobs growth in the United States, but they still m(...)

Wall Street indexes were supported by gains in defensive and heavyweight technology stocks on Thursday afternoon. Photograph: Bloomberg

Falling commodity prices, regulatory shake-ups in China and signs that the United States may ease up on economic stimulus hit European shares hard on(...)

US shares were lower in early afternoon trading as a rally in growth stocks ran out of steam. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares fell on Thursday as rising Covid-19 cases across the continent rattled economically-sensitive sectors like travel, leisure and banks. (...)

US stocks rose on Thursday and the S&P 500 hit a record intraday high. Photograph: EPA

European stocks inched to fresh peaks on Thursday as the European Central Bank raised its recovery outlook and promised to keep ample stimulus flowing(...)

Technology stocks helped Wall Street’s main indexes rebound on Thursday after three sessions of declines. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

European stocks dipped on Thursday, weighed down by a fall in heavyweight miners after commodity prices tumbled, while a rapid rise in US inflation ke(...)

President Joe Biden makes remarks before signing the “American Rescue Plan” as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 11th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the labour market is regaining its footing as an (...)

Wall Street’s main indices rose on Thursday as investors looked to corporate earnings and signs of progress on a pandemic-relief package after data suggested the US labour market was stabilising.

European shares extended their rally to a fourth straight day on Thursday, as investors hoped for a swifter global economic recovery, while Unilever’s(...)

The unemployment rate fell to 6.7 per cent from 6.9 per cent in October

The US economy added the fewest workers in six months in November, hindered by a resurgence in new Covid-19 cases that, together with a lack of more (...)

US President Donald Trump  has presided over the handling over the Covid-19 pandemic, which is raging in the US and impacting the economy. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a seven-month low last week, but the pace of decline has slowed and furthe(...)

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