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Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) flat (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) closed for holiday ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 1% ; Seoul (Kospi) flat Taipei (Taiex) down 0.5% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks seesawed early Tuesday morning following a rally the previous day, with Wall Street losses overnight weighing on the market, but sentiment helped as as pro-democracy protesters in the territory continued to shrink in number, with several primary schools on Hong Kong Island resuming classes.
North Korean and South Korean naval vessels briefly exchanged fire Tuesday in the two sides' latest military confrontation, reports said.
Australian stocks slid in early Tuesday trade, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 1% to its lowest level since February, although this time, the miners were strong while much of the rest of the market weakened.
Japan stocks started on a weak note Tuesday, with the Nikkei Average down 0.2% as a rebound in the yen had the U.S. dollar at �108.88, down from �109.39 at the previous close.
Samsung Electronics Co. says its quarterly operating profit is estimated to have fallen 60 percent from a year earlier as Galaxy handsets sales slow.
Samsung Electronics Co. issued third-quarter guidance Tuesday that came in below analysts' average expectation, according to reports.
New York City is scuttling a project that would have installed in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements.
A popular oyster farm that has been evicted from the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California will be allowed to keep operating until the end of the year under an agreement with the federal government.
California's largest utility has released emails saying the state's top utilities regulator encouraged the company to donate more than $1 million to an environmental initiative.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hasn't said whether he's going to run for president in 2016.
Raytheon Co beat out Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp for a contract to build a next-generation long-range radar system for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Defense Department said Monday.
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on Monday defended his support for a carbon tax, lashing back at criticism from his opponent who says plans to slash carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants raises energy costs for homeowners.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is selling 80 percent of its stake in a copper and gold mine in Chile for at least $1.8 billion.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Alcobra Ltd. : Approximately 4,281,100 shares changed hands, a 1,729.1 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Becton, Dickinson & Co. : Approximately 12,031,800 shares changed hands, a 1,542.2 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: AdvSh AccuvestGblOpp : Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 97.5 decrease from its 65-day average volume.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose .4 percent to $35.49 with 20,684,900 shares traded.
Shares of some top utilities companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Electric Power Co. fell $.07 or .1 percent, to $52.80.
A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Apple Inc. was unchanged at $99.62 with 36,284,700 shares traded.