Hong Kong stocks rose for a second straight day Tuesday as investors squeezed some more gains out of news that the long-awaited Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect would start next week, an announcement that boosted shares Monday.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.7% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.6% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.9% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.2% Taipei (Taiex) flat Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed the former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner.
A Defense Department spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that the group was visiting the Al-Asad Air Base to “conduct a site survey of facilities for potential future use as an advise and assist operation location in support of Iraq Security Forces.”
With a ruling last week by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on same sex marriage bans, it appears likely the Supreme Court will ultimately weigh in on the contentious issue, possibly before their term ends in June 2015.
Japanese stocks cracked higher in early Tuesday action, with the Nikkei Stock Average up 0.8%, erasing the previous session's 0.6% loss, while the Topix made a 0.5% advance.
Australian stocks sat slightly weaker in early Tuesday trading, as bank shares advanced but resource stocks retreated in a reversal from the previous day's pattern.
Republican leaders hope that they can extend dozens of expiring tax provisions worth into the hundreds of billions of dollars even before they take control of the Senate in January, clearing the way for other work and gaining an early victory on tax policy.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR) on Monday reported a loss of $908.1 million in its third quarter.
S&P Dow Jones Indices said late Monday it will break out real estate into its own sector, bringing the number of S&P sectors to 11.
Sotomayor's brief order Monday puts on hold indefinitely a lower-court order clearing the way for same-sex couples to marry despite a ban in Kansas on gay marriage.
The parent company of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort gave its union an ultimatum Monday: Drop your appeal of a court-ordered cost savings package or we shut the casino down and put 3,000 workers on the street.
Opponents of "Obamacare" are asking that an appeals court case on the Affordable Care Act be delayed because the Supreme Court is stepping into a separate case covering the same legal ground.
Actress Meryl Streep and musician Stevie Wonder were among the 19 recipients who will receive the presidential medal of freedom, the White House announced Monday.