Australian stocks came in for another round of punishment early Thursday, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 1.1% after dropping 1.9% in the previous session, with the banks and miners dragging the market lower.
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham questioned Bill and Hillary Clinton's commitment to public service on “Special Report with Bret Baier” Wednesday calling their time in office "a devotion to self-aggrandizement."
Japanese stocks stumbled into their post-holiday reopen Thursday, with the market solidly lower after a slate of earnings and ahead of a Bank of Japan meeting later in the day.
Sen. Tom Cottton, R-Ark., responded angrily Wednesday to a verbal swipe made by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, taking to Twitter to respond to the Iranian and to challenge him to a debate.
Promising to fight what he deems "obscene levels" of income disparity and a campaign finance system that is a "real disgrace," independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he will run for president as a Democrat.
China's two top makers of trains, currently reported to be in merger talks, are also seeking a joint purchase of a controling stake in the rail unit of Canada's Bombardier Inc. , Reuters said Wednesday citing two unnamed sources with knowledge of the matter.