U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent a request to the EU for a delay to Brexit – but without his signature. The request was accompanied by a second letter, signed by Mr Johnson, which says he believes that a delay would be a mistake. The PM was required by law to ask the EU

British MPs on Saturday passed an amendment 322-to-306 that will delay Brexit until Parliament passes the bill implementing the withdrawal agreement. The so-called Letwin amendment will have the effect of postponing a vote on the withdrawal agreement negotiated by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the European Union and will force Johnson to ask the

U.S. stocks finished near their lows of the session on Friday, with declines in Johnson & Johnson and Boeing Co. delivering the lion’s share of the pain for the Dow industrials. The Dow closed off 255 points, or 0.9%, at 26,770. Dow components Boeing cut about 170 points from the price-weighted average, while J&J and

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that he is nominating Energy Department Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to become the department’s new secretary, replacing Ricky Perry. Perry “will be leaving at the end of the year to pursue other interests,” Trump said. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they

Shares of Kansas City Southern surged 6.2% toward a record high in afternoon trading, enough to keep the Dow Jones Transportation Average in positive territory to buck weakness in the broader market, after the railroad company reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings. The stock’s price gain of $8.43 was adding about 51 points to the Dow transports’

Oil futures fell modestly on Friday to post a loss for the week, as data from China showing slower economic growth fed worries about weaker demand for oil. Gross domestic product expanded at a 6% pace in the third quarter, the slowest in 27 years. November West Texas Intermediate oil fell 15 cents, or 0.3%,

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is selling off by 171 points, or 0.6%, despite positive market breadth data for the NYSE. The number of advancing stocks is outnumbering decliners 1,429 to 1,360 on the NYSE, while volume of advancing stocks represents 53.8% of total volume on the Big Board. Meanwhile, decliners are leading advancers 1,708

Boeing Co. is by far the biggest drag on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday, as the aerospace giant’s stock selloff accounts for a triple-digit decline all by itself. Takeaway Boeing and Johnson & Johnson’s tumbled, and the Dow would actually be higher. Boeing’s stock fell 4.8% in afternoon trading after Reuters reported that

Gold futures settled lower on Friday, but posted a modest 0.4% gain for the week. “Gold appears to be in ‘no man’s land’,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda. “The trade war is the gift that keeps on giving, but uncertainty on how much the [Federal Reserve] will fill the punchbowl has gold

Mattel Inc. has added another film project to its roster. Mattel Films has partnered with 59% and Valpariso Pictures to produce a live-action film based on the big purple dinosaur Barney. Daniel Kaluuya, star of “Get Out,” is one of the co-producers at 59%. Among the other films in the works are one featuring Barbie,