Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Late Thursday rally could save Wall Street’s wild week

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/28/18, 11:58 am

Wall Street tried to maintain momentum Friday after a rally Thursday afternoon erased a 600-point loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, finishing the day with a gain of 260 points. Although the New York Stock Exchange had its best day in 10 years on Wednesday, it’s still on track for the worst December on record since 1931, with the Dow and the S&P 500 both down around 9 percent for the month. Meanwhile, most global markets advanced Friday, but Japan’s Nikkei was down slightly.

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Shutdown continues, as Trump threatens to close southern border

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/28/18, 10:40 am

President Donald Trump threatened Friday to close the U.S.-Mexico border entirely if Congress doesn’t fund construction of a border wall, as a partial government shutdown approaches one week with no solution in sight. Incoming acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Democrats have ignored a White House offer to lower funding levels for the border wall from the president’s original request of $5 billion.

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Evacuations and warnings continue for Indonesian volcano

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/28/18, 10:08 am

Bad weather and a column of ash are hampering efforts to monitor Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau island volcano, and officials are concerned it could it could trigger another tsunami. On Friday, authorities said the search for victims of Saturday’s tsunami would extend into January. Residents of nearby islands have been told to stay away from the coastline after an eruption on Anak Krakatau caused a tsunami last weekend, killing at least 426 people and displacing 40,000 others.

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