Today's Markets


World Market News
Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe
When Philip Poniz opened Box 105 at his local Wells Fargo, he discovered it was empty — and that he was totally unprotected by federal law.... read more

Foreign-Owned Banks’ Results Could Sweeten Further Under Tax Law
Large U.S. financial institutions reaped a windfall from the 2017 Trump tax cuts. Now foreign banks are pushing for favorable treatment from Treasury.... read more

When the Law Says Using Marijuana Is O.K., but the Boss Disagrees
The relatively rapid acceptance of marijuana use in the United States has lawmakers and employers grappling with ways to adjust hiring rules.... read more

Asian Market News
Debt-laden Anheuser-Busch InBev's stock jumps after it agrees to sell its Australian unit
Shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev jumped Friday morning after the company confirmed the sale of its Australian business, a week after it called off the initial public offering of its Asian business.... read more

What a failed Iran deal would mean for oil prices and military tensions
Regional stability, oil prices and potential for war will all depend on what Iran does with its nuclear program in the event of the deal's termination.... read more

Taiwan's president is planning another stopover in the US. China will be infuriated
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is expected to stop over in the U.S. on Friday on her way back from visiting diplomatic allies in the Caribbean.... read more