Currencies

  • Shares of San Francisco-based Twitter fell more than 11 percent
    Twitter_shares_fall_as_growth_of_monthly_users_slows 2015-07-29 07:44:25 UTC
    San Francisco - Shares of San Francisco-based Twitter fell more than 11 percent in extended trade on Tuesday after the company said it had 304 million core users in the second quarter, up from just 302 million in the prior quarter. Raising concern...
  • Dow opens higher for first time in five days
    Financial-markets-wall-street 2015-06-10 16:15:16 UTC
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher on Wednesday for the first time in five days and returned to positive territory for the year as a selloff in the equities market took a breather. U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday, after three days...
  • European Factors to Watch-Shares seen tracking U.S. shares lower
    Dax 2015-06-09 06:58:45 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks were set to fall for the sixth consecutive session on Tuesday, tracking a drop in Asian and U.S. shares as investors mulled the prospect of a U.S. interest rate rise as early as September. At 0607 GMT,...
  • Asian shares swoon, dollar on defensive
    Asia-stock 2015-06-09 06:37:33 UTC
    (Reuters) - Asia shares sank in a sea of red on Tuesday as speculation of U.S. rate rise as early as September hit emerging markets generally, while failing to give a lasting lift to the dollar. A steady start soon gave way to broad selling wit...
  • After strong earnings at Wall Street Asian stock market rise
    Asian-stock-market 2015-04-27 05:29:44 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings and investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 percent to...
  • Asian markets up after Wall Street gains
    Asia 2015-03-23 04:57:59 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's gains amid expectations global central banks will hold off raising interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.2 percent to 3,659.11 points and Tokyo'...
  • Asia stocks weak after US drops on Fed rate hike anxiety
    Asia-stock 2015-03-11 03:55:03 UTC
    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks got off to a weak start Wednesday following sharp declines on Wall Street sparked by growing investor anxiety about a looming U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 18,757....
  • Harsh winter: US economy one quarter away from recession
    Broker-diaalnews.com-wallstreet 2014-05-29 17:53:59 UTC
    The US economy contracted for the first time in three years in early 2014 after a much worse performance than originally feared. Washington's commerce department said the world's biggest economy shrank at an annual rate of 1% during the first q...
  • Asia Stocks: China factory data spark share rally
    4a6a8a72b6d0c612330f6a706700cb0f 2014-05-22 06:27:49 UTC
    After some economists shrugged off a series of weak China data in recent months, some are also shrugging off today’s strong China data. Always the first to comment on HSBC’s China PMI is the bank’s own chief China economist Hongbin Qu. While Qu...
  • U.S. Stocks Fall as JPMorgan Drops, Tech Shares Fluctuate
    22ae1b9a334b09213f0f6a7067001ecf 2014-04-11 16:17:29 UTC
    U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest drop for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in two months, as technology shares swung between gains and losses while JPMorgan Chase & Co. slid on disappointing earnings. JPMorgan lost 3.4 percent as profit fell ...
  • Google Shareholder Votes Can Be Worth Less Than Zero
    Goog-googl 2014-04-03 18:50:08 UTC
    What is the worth of a Google (GOOG) shareholder vote? One correct answer has always been: not much. Since the company went public in 2004, its stock has come in two flavors: Class A shares, which come with one vote apiece; and Class B shares, ...
  • Russia stocks feel sanctions bite
    A62a4b5f25cd0118380f6a706700620d 2014-03-21 08:07:46 UTC
    U.S. stock futures traded little changed on Friday as markets in Russia fell as Washington announced additional sanctions on key members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Dow Jones industrial average index futures fell 0.1% and Nasdaq...
  • Stocks down on discouraging news from Asia
    3c3a02d0306d2825420f6a70670045ed 2014-03-10 16:29:31 UTC
    A dash of discouraging economic news from China and Japan put a damper on the U.S. stock market Monday, adding to concerns that global growth could be slowing. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell six points, or 0.4 percent, to 1...
  • Stocks rise as US job market improves
    213542-five-u-s-stocks 2014-03-06 21:43:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors were looking for any reason to look past the cold weather that has hampered the U.S. economy in the last few weeks, and they found it. Stocks mostly rose Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people wh...
  • US stocks rebound as factory output surges
    3c3a02d0306d2825420f6a70670045ed 2014-03-18 02:30:16 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sharply higher following news that output at U.S. factories surged last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 181 points, or 1.1 percent, to 16,247 Monday. The increase in factory production was the biggest ...
  • Global stocks slide as tensions build in Ukraine
    9f1ee310e792cf17370f6a70670026e3 2014-03-03 22:04:54 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rising tensions over Russia's military advance into Ukraine pushed stock markets around the world sharply lower on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped the most in a month, following stock markets in Europe and Asia l...
  • US stocks end mostly higher after a late stumble
    Untitled 2014-03-01 00:06:23 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending mostly higher after the market had a brief stumble in the afternoon. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory, but weakness in technology stocks held back the Nasdaq composite. The...
  • Stocks end higher but fall short of record high
    Bf57ddef49040114350f6a706700b04b 2014-02-24 23:02:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended higher Monday, but a late fade kept it from closing at an all-time high. The market marched broadly higher most of the day, helped by optimism about the economy and more corporate mergers, only to slowly l...
  • World stocks fall on weak China data, Fed minutes
    Asia-stock-news 2014-02-20 10:12:52 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A contraction in Chinese manufacturing and the possibility of higher U.S. interest rates dragged global stock markets lower Thursday. China's manufacturing tumbled to a seven-month low in February, according to the pre...
  • Early gain fades for stocks; S&P 500 declines
    Diaalnews.com 2014-02-22 08:53:01 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped on Friday, pushing the market to a weekly loss, as investors assessed the latest round of company earnings. Express Scripts, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefits manager, fell after its fourth-quarter earnings slipp...
  • Asia stocks rise as China credit growth rebounds
    Study-abroad-beijing-china-city 2014-02-17 06:31:23 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after China's bank lending in January beat forecasts and Europe reported stronger-than-expected economic growth. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.3 percent to 2,122.9 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225...
  • Stocks rise as investors assess earnings
    Ecbc394c4d4579092c0f6a706700837a 2014-02-14 07:12:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose for the fifth time in six days Thursday as higher earnings from several big U.S. companies helped investors shrug off discouraging news about jobs and retail spending. Goodyear Tire & Rubber surged to...
  • Asian stocks jump on Yellen easy-money remarks
    F4af40ed0e54b310310f6a70670070fd 2014-02-12 09:11:32 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were higher Wednesday after the new head of the U.S. Federal Reserve vowed a continuation of low interest rates. Stronger Chinese trade figures and the shelving of another U.S. debt limit battle also boosted markets. ...
  • Stocks rebound to post gain for the week
    99a6fd26e0d02911330f6a7067009127 2014-02-08 08:05:34 UTC
    As comebacks go, this one was a couple of days in the making. On Friday, the U.S. stock market rebounded from a deep slump earlier in the week to muster the first positive five-day stretch after three weeks of declines. The day's modest gain...
  • Google awards $106M in stock, cash to Schmidt
    L169_cifrf8a50e66d7392d241b723c2080ddc226 2014-02-04 22:46:49 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Google says it is awarding its $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, plus a $6 million cash bonus in recognition of the executive chairman's contributions to the company's performance in 2013. Google Inc. said in a regul...