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Suzanne Barlyn

U.S. bail-bond insurers spend big to keep defendants paying

Mar 26 2021

NEW YORK Insurance companies have spent $17 million to defeat proposals to weaken or abolish the for-profit bail industry in the United States, a system that brings insurers $15 billion in business a year, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign contributions, company financial statements and interviews with more than three dozens experts on criminal justice, campaign finance or bail.

U.S. regulators inch toward pet-insurance rules as Sir Purrs A Lot ails

Mar 26 2021

U.S. insurance regulators are close to creating a legal standard for pet insurance that would address long-standing consumer complaints that insurers rarely pay up when their furry friends are not well.

U.S. regulators inch toward pet-insurance rules as Sir Purrs A Lot ails

Mar 26 2021

March 26 U.S. insurance regulators are close to creating a legal standard for pet insurance that would address long-standing consumer complaints that insurers rarely pay up when their furry friends are not well.

Wall Street surges on jobs data, global equity markets regain ground

Mar 05 2021

NEW YORK Wall Street and a gauge of global equity markets rose on Friday as investors cheered signs of economic strength in a report that showed faster-than-expected U.S. jobs growth, data that initially stoked inflation concerns.

Wall Street surges on jobs data, global equity markets regain ground

Mar 05 2021

NEW YORK Wall Street and a gauge of global equity markets on Friday recovered from earlier losses as investors took stock of a report that showed faster-than-expected U.S. jobs growth but which had previously stoked inflation concerns.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street stumbles on jobs data, global equity markets flat

Mar 05 2021

NEW YORK, March 5 A gauge of global equity markets was little changed on Friday and Wall Street gave back some of its early gains as investors took stock of a report that at first blush showed faster-than-expected U.S. jobs growth but was also a reminder that the recovery will still take time.

Wall Street slumps on Fed remarks, bond scare

Mar 04 2021

NEW YORK Wall Street slumped on Thursday and global stock markets declined after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell repeated his pledge to keep credit flowing until Americans are back to work, rebutting investors who have openly doubted he can stick to that promise once the pandemic passes.

Wall Street slides on tech sell-off, other world stocks flat

Mar 03 2021

NEW YORK Wall Street fell on Wednesday as investors sold off technology stocks, while shares from Asia to Europe were flat, while the dollar rose even as U.S. jobs data disappointed investors and virtual curreny bitcoin jumped.

World stocks retreat on jobs data, rising dollar

Mar 03 2021

NEW YORK Shares from Asia to Europe retreated on Wednesday, while the dollar rose and Wall Street opened down following disappointing U.S. employment data.

Stocks edge down as investors hit pause, watch bond yields

Mar 02 2021

NEW YORK Global equity markets were little changed on Tuesday as Wall Street retreated and investors took stock of gains from Monday's surge, pausing to gauge whether a bond yield jump had run its course.

World News

IMF chief says Omicron could dent global economic growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The International Monetary Fund is likely to lower its global economic growth estimates due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the global lender's chief said at the Reuters Next conference on Friday in another sign of the turmoil unleashed by the ever-changing pandemic.