Stocks climb as Fed minutes show determination on rates

BEIJING — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after notes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting confirmed expectations for more interest rate hikes but contained no surprises to rattle investors.Benchmarks in Hong Kong and Sydney declined while Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul were higher. Oil prices also advanced.Investors are uneasy over the impact of interest rate…

Nordstrom, Caleres rise; Mr. Cooper, Raymond James fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Nordstrom, Caleres rise; Mr. Cooper, Raymond James fallNEW YORK — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday:Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., up $6.90 to $78.14.The sporting goods retailer reported solid first-quarter financial results.Nordstrom Inc., up $2.90 to $23.58.The department store chain raised its…

Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents in parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers in Moscow passed a bill to strengthen the stretched Russian army. Putin’s decree applying to the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions could allow Russia to strengthen…

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss named LMA manager of the year

Klopp signed a contract extension running until 2026 last monthLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named the League Managers Association’s manager of the year. The German, 54, collected the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy, which is voted for by the full membership of managers across all the divisions.Klopp also won the Premier League manager of the…