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Asian stocks mostly higher after Fed chief outlines gradual approach to rate rise

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:23pm
Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually.
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China Central-bank Chief Warns Of U.S. Dollar Strength

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:21pm
China's central bank governor said Sunday that the U.S. dollar could grow "too strong" and prompt capital flows out of China and other nations.
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China Stocks Shoot Higher On 'Silk Road' Details

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 10:44pm
Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks both popped higher Monday morning after China unveiled more details and projections for its "New Silk Road" plan to boost trade and economic relations with the rest of Eurasia and Africa.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 10:08pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.6% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 1.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 0.9% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 1.3% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.3% ; Taipei (Taiex ) up 0.3% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Japan Stocks Swing Down Then Up, As Yen Creates Headwinds

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 8:47pm
Japanese stocks took a rollercoaster ride early Monday, opening higher and then dropping to negative territory, only to recover its gains about half an hour into the session, with the Nikkei Average up 0.2% but the Topix 0.2% lower.
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Australia Stocks Fall, Tracking Losses For Oil, Iron Ore

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 7:31pm
Australian stocks began a holiday-shortened week on a low note Monday, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.9% as pullbacks for crude oil and iron ore weighed on the resource shares.
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ABN Amro directors renounce pay increase amid public outrage; finance minister welcomes move

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:32pm
ABN Amro board members are giving up a 100,000-euro ($110,000) pay increase after the Dutch government delayed a decision on selling the nationalized bank amid public outrage at the raise.
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Mining for tourists? Parts of Appalachia look to past for tourism future; 'it's not a panacea'

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:17pm
Mines built this company town.
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Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine after reaching price deal with GSK

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:08pm
Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
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$54 million debut for DreamWorks' 'Home' bests Ferrell, Hart comedy 'Get Hard' at box office

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:44am
The DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" at the box office, but both films debuted strongly.
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Pipelines pinched: Despite highest costs in US, Northeast resists natural gas expansion

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:05am
Most people agree the Northeast must expand its energy supply to trim the nation's highest costs and natural gas could be at least a short-term answer.
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Duke Energy CEO's $8M pay package docked $600M over coal ash carrying heavy metals into river

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 3:15pm
Duke Energy's CEO is paying a price for a massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.
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Exxon Mobil unit asks for exception to North Dakota gas flaring rules for 140 oil wells

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 2:48pm
A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp. is asking state regulators to grant an exception to the amount of natural gas companies are permitted to burn off at 140 of its oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties.
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