The 10-year hit the key 3% level for the first time since 2014 — and it could have big implications for stocks

The 10-year yield climbed above 3% for the first time since January 2014. The yield has been rallying amid worries that tariffs announced by President Donald Trump will spark inflation. Those worries have some suggesting four rate hikes by the Federal Res


As ECB Contemplates Rate Move, Storm Clouds Gather

Trade disputes and a stronger currency are threatening a hard-fought economic recovery in the 19-nation eurozone, potentially delaying a move by the ECB to follow the Federal Reserve in increasing short-term interest rates.

Life & Style

Drink This Now: Benziger Family Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

This organically farmed Pinot Noir comes from one of California's first certified biodynamic wineries.


Eurozone interest rates could stay frozen well into 2019

When will the European Central Bank join the U.S. Federal Reserve and start raising interest rates?


Suffolk Broads: £4m boost for Attenborough-backed project

A wildlife trust has won a lottery grant to extend a nature reserve and build a visitors centre.


'We thought that’s not right': Indigenous artefacts return home

Repatriation rights a wrong for the Budjiti, but there are many more displaced objects • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningWhen Dave and Sue Akers became caretakers of Naree Station Reserve, a remote parcel of land about two hours up a dir


10-year Treasury yield surges to highest level since early 2014

The 10-year Treasury yield hit its highest level since January 2014, nearing the critical 3pc milestone, on signs the US Federal Reserve looks set to hike interest rates at least two more times this year.

Formula 1

Rosberg steps back from Kubica management role

Rosberg took an active part in helping lead negotiations with Williams as the Grove-based outfit pondered a replacement for Felipe Massa.In the end, the team opted for Sergey Sirotkin and Kubica was handed a reserve driver role.With the Williams situatio


The indicator with an almost perfect record of predicting US recessions is edging towards a tipping point

Arkaprava Ghosh / Barcroft India/ Barcroft Media via Getty Images The US yield curve is flattening, a normal scenario at a time when the US Federal Reserve is lifting interest rates. When the curve has turned negative in the past — where short-date


South Africa's new president is lifting investor sentiment: Central bank chief

Both business and consumer confidence have improved, according to the head of South Africa's central bank.

Life & Style

The world's biggest Starbucks is a 30,000 square-foot museum to coffee in China — here's what it's like

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai is the largest Starbucks in the world with a total square-footage of 30,000 square feet. The Roastery features in-house roasting, three coffee bars, an augmented reality experience designed by Chinese e-commerce


Trump to nominate economist Clarida as new Fed vice chairman

President Donald Trump said he would nominate Richard Clarida, an economist who advises fund manager Pimco, and Michelle Bowman, a Kansas banking regulator, for two key positions at the US Federal Reserve.


Trump to nominate Clarida, Bowman to Fed's Board of Governors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate Richard Clarida, an economist who advises fund manager Pimco, and Michelle Bowman, a Kansas banking regulator, for two key positions at the U.S. Federal Reserve.


Trump continues reshaping the Fed and picks a new second-in-command

President Donald Trump announced Monday that economist Richard Clarida will be the Federal Reserve's next vice chairman. Trump also nominated Michelle Bowman, Kansas' top banking regulator, to the Fed's Board of Governors. The selections continue Trump's


The Reserve Bank won't be raising interest rates anytime soon. Here's why | Greg Jericho

Sure, employment is growing but wages aren’t and nor is inflationNext month, should the Reserve Bank once again keeps interest rates on hold (rated a 100% chance in the market) it will mark 91 months – more than seven and a half years – since the RB


Trump to nominate economist Richard Clarida for critical Fed vice chair position

President Donald Trump resumed his efforts to put his own stamp on the Federal Reserve.


7 Polish female bison heading to Spain to help herd grow

A bison reserve in eastern Poland says seven young female animals are traveling to Spain to help boost a bison herd there.


Osprey lays first egg of season at Loch of the Lowes nature reserve

Lassie touched down at the Loch of the Lowes reserve on 20 March ahead of the mating season.


Nicaragua puts out forest fire in southern nature reserve

A forest fire that raged out of control for nine days in southern Nicaragua has been put out after scorching about 13,500 acres (5,500 hectares) of land in a tropical nature reserve, authorities said Friday.

United States

Fed's Bullard says recent inflation data 'unsurprising'

Inflation data earlier this week that showed price pressures increasing were unsurprising, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Friday.


Grand National 2018 – Vicente joins top-weight Minella Rocco in missing the Grand National with first reserve Thunder And Roses getting a run

TOP-WEIGHT Minella Rocco has been pulled out of the Grand National  along with Paul Nicholls’ Vicente due to the ground conditions. Jonjo O’Neill’s Minella Rocco had been well fancied to run a big race despite the weight. BET £5 AND GE

Showbiz & TV

Fern Britton rings This Morning phone-in to beg for pink chair from the set as show gives away famous furniture before moving location

FERN Britton begged Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford for one of This Morning’s famous armchairs as they gave away the furniture. The show’s former host rang up during the phone-in and asked for them to reserve the pink IKEA seat for her as they prepar


GoFindMeAHome: why crowdfunding is many homeless people's last resort

There have been nearly 300,000 GoFundMe campaigns related to homelessness in the last three years. Some see it as a sign of a broken social system and dwindling options for those in needDave Schulman’s long decline toward homelessness began 18 years ago


Grand National 2018 – Top-weight Minella Rocco OUT of the Grand National with first reserve Thunder And Roses getting a run

TOP-WEIGHT Minella Rocco has been pulled out of the Grand National due to the ground conditions. Jonjo O’Neill’s chaser had been well fancied to run a big race despite the weight. BET £5 AND GET A FREE £10 BET WITH SUN BETS His absence means


The Fed's Inflation Target Is Getting Close---Now What?

Don’t look now, but the Federal Reserve is about to hit its inflation target.


Federal Reserve eyes more aggressive US interest rate path

Some members of the US central bank say the path for interest rates is likely steeper than expected.


Federal Reserve policymakers all saw strengthening economy, inflation: minutes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of the Federal Reserve's policymakers felt that the U.S. economy would firm further and that inflation would rise in the coming months, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting on March 20-21 released on Wednesday showe


Fed: Investors taking market volatility 'in stride'

Federal Reserve officials have been watching stock market volatility with a careful eye, according to the latest meeting minutes.


Here come the Fed minutes ...

The Federal Reserve at 2 p.m. ET will release minutes of the policy meeting it held last month.  At the March 20-21 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to raise its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 0.75% to 1%, as

Life & Style

When To Pick The Chase Sapphire Preferred Over The Chase Sapphire Reserve

The Chase Sapphire Reserve burst onto the scene in late 2016 making many people to quick to dismiss the Chase Sapphire Preferred. While both cards are incredible, they cater to distinct markets. Here are several reasons it might make sense to pick the Pre

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