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Stocks Drop in Final Trading Day of Year 

Money managers entered 2022 expecting stock market gains to moderate, but few were prepared for how tough this year would be.

China's Xi Jinping Offers Rare Acknowledgment of Covid-19 Policies' Toll 

The Chinese leader, in a New Year’s speech, said that things will get better soon and that “it was not an easy journey for anyone”.

Business Disruptions Wane as Some Industries See a Return to Normal 

With the new year approaching, here’s a look at some of the Wall Street Journal’s recent coverage of businesses recovering from the disruption of Covid-19.

Europe Goes on Blackout Watch as Winter Descends 

Europe’s grueling energy winter has sent energy operators and businesses on high alert for blackout risks, compounded by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Congress Boosts Funding to Stockpile Key Metals, Battery Ingredients 

The defense stockpile, which holds raw materials used in technologies behind certain weapons, equipment and machinery, is getting a $1 billion funding boost.

The Craziest Moments From the Longest Tech Boom (So Far) 

From pizza robots to the crypto collapse, the long bubble has shown us the hilarious, the sad, and the unexpectedly triumphant.

For U.S. Stocks, 2022 Is a Year With Almost No Record Highs 

LS&P 500 ends with just one record close, the lowest record since 2012.

Retiring Fed President Challenged the Consensus Inside Central Bank 

Esther George of Kansas City is leaving next month after 40 years at the regional Fed bank

Investors Remain on Edge After Brutal Markets Year 

The Federal Reserve is waiting on the debate about what is coming in 2023.

Chicago PMI rebounds in December, remains in contraction territory 

The Chicago Business Barometer, also known as the Chicago PMI, rebounded to 44.9 in December from 37.2 in the previous month.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

01-01-23 2115 ET

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