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Concern about Junk Bonds Not Over Yet

U.S. junk bonds are trading down on Wednesday, following global stocks lower as investors fret about North Korea’s possible nuclear test, China’s slower-growing economy and a fresh plunge in oil prices. Some energy companies were among the biggest losers on the day, including bonds from Range Resources Corp and California Resources Corp. A Range Resources…

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China Stock Trading Halted after Steep Drop

Asian markets tumbled Monday on the first day of trading in 2016, with declines so steep in mainland China that authorities halted trading there for the rest of the day. Analysts cited a number of reasons for the selling, including China’s disappointing manufacturing data, reported earlier Monday, and the coming removal of a ban on…

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Gold Prices Jump after Weak U.S. Jobs Data

Gold prices jumped Friday after U.S. jobs data came in far lower than expected, signaling continued sluggish economic growth and easing expectations of an interest-rate increase this year—adding up to a bullish backdrop for safe-haven assets such as precious metals. Gold prices were down nearly 1% earlier in Friday’s trading session but reversed losses after…

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Greece ‘48 Hours Away From Unrest’

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras probably has 48 hours to resolve a standoff with creditors before civil unrest breaks out and ATMs run out of cash, hedge fund Balyasny Asset Management said. Fund managers are questioning how the International Monetary Fund and Europe’s leaders can seal a deal with Athens following the “no” vote in…