Following the U.S. Senate's approval, a bipartisan, $1.3 trillion spending bill
JPMorgan Chase & Co. may spin off Quorum, its customized blockchain
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said The Wall Street Journal's report earlier this month on his possible retirement as early as the end of 2018 was "more of a wishful thought than anything." During a public appearance in Boston, Blankfein said that while the company narrowed down candidates for his possible successor, nothing was said about his tenure, according to Reuters.
Fayetteville, Tenn.-based BOLC Corp. seeks to merge with Hazel Green, Ala.-based North Alabama Bancshares Inc.
And in cryptocurrency
In other parts of the world
Asia Pacific: Asian central banks respond to US Fed hike; AXA names Thai ops CEO
Europe: Aviva abandons preference share plan; Basel cuts forex capital requirements
Middle East & Africa: Qatar Central Bank hikes deposit rate; Equity Group posts FY'17 profit rise
The day ahead
Early morning futures indicators pointed to a lower opening for the U.S. market.
In Asia, the Hang Seng decreased 2.45% to 30,309.29, and the Nikkei 225 declined 4.51% to 20,617.86.
In Europe, around midday, the FTSE 100 was down 0.56% to 6,913.57, and the Euronext 100 was down 1.37% to 995.91.
On the macro front
The durable goods orders report, the new home sales report and the Baker-Hughes Rig Count report are due out today.
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