News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

BY Dow Jones & Company, Inc. | TREASURY | 09/26/21 09:15 PM EDT

Economy Week Ahead: Consumer Spending, Inflation, Manufacturing

Markets this week will be focusing on U.S. consumer spending and inflation measures, and the heads of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department are set to speak about the economic recovery.

Dow, S&P 500 Edge Higher After Evergrande Payment Deadline Passes

The Dow and S&P 500 ticked up despite lingering uncertainty about the future of heavily indebted property giant China Evergrande.

U.S. Supply Chain Struggles to Adapt as Delays Worsen

Despite mounting shipping delays and cargo backlogs, the busiest U.S. port complex shuts its gates for hours on most days and remains closed on Sundays. Major ports in Asia and Europe have operated round-the-clock for years.

In a Troubled U.S.-China Relationship, Moments of Pragmatism Emerge

Deal for Huawei executive's release follows other actions suggesting a willingness on both sides to grab at green shoots.

Debt-Limit Standoff Could Force Fed to Revisit Emergency Playbook

If the federal government can't pay all its bills because of a political standoff, options include some measures Jerome Powell has called loathsome.

Congress Heads Into Tumultuous Week Pressured by Converging Deadlines

A government shutdown and the debt ceiling loom as Democratic leaders plan votes on their multitrillion-dollar spending ambitions.

Logistics Operators Raise Pay, Enlist Robots to Meet Holiday Demand

Warehouse operators are throwing every tool they can at increasingly urgent efforts to hire seasonal workers as they brace for an expected flood of holiday goods amid competition for scarce labor from deep-pocketed rivals.

Bitcoin Miners Eye Nuclear Power Amid Environmental Criticism

Some cryptocurrency miners are striking deals with operators of struggling nuclear plants, which are carbon-free and have excess power capacity to spare.

Individuals Embrace Options Trading, Turbocharging Markets

Options trading by short-term investors is surging, and their zeal is translating to bigger swings in individual stocks and fueling momentum behind many rallies.

Corporate-Buyout Loans Near Highs of 2007

An LBO boom fueled by easy money and a looming hike in the capital-gains tax is sweeping Wall Street deal making to highs not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis.

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