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The US is only a leader in tech because of foreign workers. Silicon Valley could have happened anywhere if it weren’t for one crucial visa.

Without the H-1B visa or foreign workers, the US would not be the leader in technology it is today.
Traders work on the main floor of the BM&F Bovespa stock exchange market in Sao Paulo October 10, 2008.

HSBC: These 10 risks could throw the markets and economy for a loop in 2019

Trade tensions, impact from climate change, and corporate debt at an all-time high were among the items HSBC said were the top 10 risks in 2019.

The Dow rallies more than 350 points amid optimism surrounding US-China trade talks

Stocks surged Wednesday as signs of thawing trade tensions helped lift the mood on Wall Street following a bruising few weeks for global markets.

The Dow erases more than 300-point gain after Trump threatens government shutdown

Stocks surrendered gains Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to shut down parts of the federal government over funding for a border wall.

Dow dives 400 points, on track for lowest close in over 7 months

Stocks fell Monday as global trade tensions mounted, extending sharp declines following their worst week in nine months.
Employees push a trolley laden with crates of one kilogram gold bars at the YLG Bullion International Co. headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

Gold is eyeing its best week since March after the jobs report disappoints

Gold was headed for its best weekly gain in nine months on Friday after the jobs report showed hiring slowed in November.

Jobs report misses estimates as unemployment holds at 49-year low

The jobs report was expected to show that the unemployment rate held at a 49-year low for a third straight month.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week.

Everyone freaking out about an inverted yield curve is forgetting some things

Some investors see the recent inversion of part of the yield curve as an ominous sign. Some experts say there's more to the story.

The Dow drops nearly 600 points as trade fears ratchet back up

Stocks fell sharply Tuesday after optimism for easing trade tensions between Washington and Beijing faded and as Treasury yields turned lower.
Farmer John Duffy and Roger Murphy load soybeans from a grain bin onto a truck

America’s farmers ‘won’t gain back everything’ they’ve lost in Trump’s trade war

A US-China truce sparked hopes that protectionist policies can be scrapped. But for some farmers, damage from tariffs will outlast the trade war.