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The Commerce Department reports on May factory orders Thursday at 10 a.m. Eastern.
Global stocks were higher on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt.
A French appeals court has ruled that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 1,000 women with leak-prone breast implants, overturning a lower court decision.
Sweden's central bank has cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.35 percent saying "events in Greece over the past few days have substantially increased the uncertainty." In a statement, the bank says the consequences of the situation in Greece for the eurozone as a whole and for Sweden "are difficult to judge." The Riksbank on Thursday lowered the repo rate by 0.10 percentage points, saying its "expansionary monetary policy is having an effect and inflation is rising." The bank's decision in April to lower the repo rate had strengthened the krona "more than expected against several currencies." The rate change takes effect July 8.
Sweden's Riksbank has cut its main repurchase, or repo, rate to minus 0.35% from minus 0.25%, saying the Swedish krona has become stronger than the central bank had forecast.
The prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore.
The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.
Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.6% (at break) ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) down 1.2% (at break) ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 1.2% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.5% ; Mumbai (Sensex ) down 0.2% ; Taipei (Taiex ) up 0.2% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
An explosion and fire at a northeast Nebraska petroleum distribution center have left seven people injured, two of them critically.
A state board that examined a preliminary review of Wayne County's finances said Wednesday the entity is operating under probable financial stress.
Australian stocks scrambled higher in early Thursday action, with broad gains for the market overcoming weakness in some of the major miners to send the S&P/ASX up 0.6%.
The FBI is working with police to catch vandals behind nearly a dozen fiber-optic cable cuts in Northern California in the past year.
Japanese stocks rallied in early Thursday trading, as a fall in the yen and a rise for U.S. shares helped ease jitters about Greece and lift the Nikkei Average 1.2% and the Topix by 1.1%.