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Financial markets were sluggish Wednesday as an apparent budget deal in the U.S. Congress failed to divert attention from investors' primary focus - whether the Federal Reserve will reduce its stimulus next week.
Cajoled by developed world governments and shocked by disasters such as the Bangladesh factory collapse, investors in emerging market companies are looking more closely at environmental, social or governance issues before they buy.
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Stocks edged lower in morning trading Wednesday as investors weighed a budget deal out of Washington and the outlook for economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
The S&P/TSX composite index gained 27.97 points to 13,340.75 as commodity prices rose amid positive Chinese economic data.
TAKING A BREAK: Stocks fell modestly Tuesday as investors stepped back a day after the market notched its latest record high close.
Banking regulators on Tuesday unveiled a central element of the sweeping 2010 reform law Congress passed in response to the financial crisis.
The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. each unanimously voted to adopt the so-called Volcker Rule, taking a major step toward preventing extreme risk-taking on Wall Street that helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis.
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Stocks fell Tuesday morning as investors hit the pause button a day after the S&P 500 closed at yet another record high.
In early European trading, Britain's FTSE 100 was nearly flat at 6,562.83. France's CAC 40 was down 0.1 percent at 4,131.75.
The Toronto stock market moved higher Monday as investors bought up battered gold and financial stocks that slipped last week in the wake of earnings reports from the big banks.
The nation's wealth rose 2.6 percent from July through September to $77.3 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Monday.
Stocks rose again Monday, as the market continued to cheer Friday's better-than-expected jobs report as well as some notable mergers.
Food distributor Sysco jumped $7.79, or 23 percent, to $41.15 after it announced an agreement to buy rival US Foods in an $8.2 billion acquisition.