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Corporate Profits Fall In Fourth Quarter, 2014

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:31am
Adjusted pretax corporate profits fell at a 1.4% annual rate in the fourth quarter and company earnings posted the first decline in 2014 since the middle of the Great Recession, government figures show.
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4th-quarter GDP Unchanged At 2.2%; Exports, Consumers Stronger

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:30am
The U.S. economy grew 2.2% in the final three months of 2014, unchanged from the government's prior estimate and less than half the 5% pace in the third quarter.
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U.S. Economy Grew 2.2% in the Fourth Quarter

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:25am
U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as expected, though robust consumer spending helped limit the slowdown in the pace of activity.
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Crude Prices Fall as Middle East Supply Fears Ease

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:20am
Oil prices in the U.S. broke a two-day run higher as worries receded over the threat of disruptions to Middle East supplies due to Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen.
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Dow Chemical to separate part of business and combine it with Olin in $5B cash-and-stock deal

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:19am
Dow Chemical is breaking off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal with Olin Corp. valued at $5 billion.
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Germanwings Co-pilot Had Sick Note For Day Of Crash: Prosecutors

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:18am
Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had a doctor's note excusing him from work on the day he crashed a plane in the French Alps, but tore it up, AP reported Friday, citing prosecutors.
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RBS Sells Private Banking, Wealth Management Units

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:16am
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS.LN) said Friday it is selling its internationally managed private banking and wealth-management business to Union Bancaire Privée UBP SA, for a price to be based on their assets under management on closing.
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Dow Chemical to Take Control of Olin

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:57am
Dow Chemical said Friday it will separate a large part of its chlorine business and merge it with Olin Corporation in a deal giving Dow control of Olin, and a transaction valued at $5 billion.
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Finish Line's Stock Jumps After Profit, Sales Beat Expectations

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:53am
Finish Line Inc.'s stock ran up 7.4% in premarket trade Friday, putting them on course to open at a new high for this year, after the athletic shoe retailer beat fiscal fourth-quarter profit and sales expectations.
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U.S. Stock-Index Futures Steady After GDP

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:51am
Wall Street was set for a fifth-straight day of declines as equity futures held losses steady following a unrevised final reading on fourth-quarter U.S. GDP, and ahead of the latest consumer-spending picture.
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Dow Chemical's Stock Jumps After Deal To Separate Chlorine Business, Merge It With Olin

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:27am
Shares of Dow Chemical Co.
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BlackBerry Reports Surprise Profit, But Sales Fall Short

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:18am
BlackBerry Ltd. said it swung to a fiscal fourth-quarter net profit of $28 million, or 5 cents a share, from a loss of $423 million, or 80 cents a share, in the same period a year ago.
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Varoufakis Resignation Rumor Denied By Greek Ministry Of Finance

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:57am
A representative from the Greek Ministry of Finance on Friday rebuffed rumors that the country's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is resigning.
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Fed's Fischer Says Hedge Funds Deserve Greater Scrutiny

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:31am
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Friday suggested that hedge funds deserve greater scrutiny from federal regulators.
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Yemen conflict weighs on Asian stock markets as Tokyo index slips on weak data

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:24am
Asian shares were lackluster Friday as the conflict in Yemen ripped through the Middle East and Japanese data showed the world's No.
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Hong Kong Stocks Drop Further With Oil Shares Weak

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:32pm
Hong Kong stocks extended their losses Friday morning, as oil shares were mostly weaker amid concerns about earnings despite recent gains for crude futures.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:19pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.4% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.1% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) down 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.5% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.1% ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.4% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Japan Stocks Off Lows But Weighed By Ex-dividend Issues

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:29pm
Japanese stocks sat weaker in early Friday moves, but the losses were driven in large part by the long list of blue-chip shares trading without rights to their latest divdends.
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Lumber Liquidators Weighs Libel Suit Against CBS

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:21pm
Executives at Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL), the controversial discount floor retailer, are telling investors they are feeling so emboldened by a recent regulatory announcement they may sue the news program “60 Minutes” over its reporting that raised issues about the safety of the company’s products, the FOX Business Network has learned.
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Australia Stocks Claw Their Way Higher, With Energy On The Rise

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:41pm
Australian stocks headed modestly higher Friday, swinging from a negative open on the back of mild losses overnight in the U.S. The S&P/ASX 200 was quoted 0.3% higher about 40 minutes into trade, with energy shares leading the gains after oil futures extended their sharp advance a day after Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the Yemeni civil war.
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