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Asia Stocks: Markets Close Mixed

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:09am
Here are the closing levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.8% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.6% ; Seoul (Kospi) flat Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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LG Display's 2Q profit jumps as demand for big ultra-high-definition TV rises, currency rates

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:00am
LG Display Co. says its earnings for the April-June quarter more than doubled thanks to improved demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.
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Fire department says blaze at oil supply company in North Dakota extinguished; cause unknown

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:32am
A Williston Fire Department official says a massive blaze at an oil supply and logistics company in the western North Dakota town has been extinguished.
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Daimler revenue up in 2nd quarter, outlook intact but profit lower after 1-time gain in 2013

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:00am
Automaker Daimler AG is reporting a 6 percent increase in second-quarter revenue and confirming its full-year targets, though net profit declined sharply after being boosted last year by the sale of a stake in Airbus' parent company.
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China May Avoid Second Bond Default, Thanks To Bailout

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:20am
China may avoid its second-ever corporate bond default due to a bailout by a local government, Chinese media said Tuesday.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:38pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.6% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.2% (at break) ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.7% ; Seoul (Kospi) flat Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Market Basket CEOs say they share commitment to customers, urge protesting workers to return

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:27pm
The Market Basket supermarket chain's new co-CEOs on Tuesday urged protesting employees to go back to work, saying they are committed to continuing the company's "tradition of excellence and dedication." Felicia Thornton and Jim Gooch also said they saw no alternative but to take the "difficult step" of firing eight senior employees, including some of the protest's leaders, saying those employees "took significant actions that harmed the company and therefore compromised Market Basket's ability to be there for our customers." It was their first comment since the firings on Sunday.
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AP source: Cyber thieves got into 1,000 StubHub accounts; company says it issued refunds

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:10pm
Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday.
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Hong Kong Stocks Reach For New Highs

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:14pm
Hong Kong stocks extended their recent gains Wednesday morning, with the Hang Seng Index up 0.4% after hitting its highest closing level this year in the previous session.
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Australia Stocks Head To Another Post-crisis High

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:59pm
Australian stocks forged toward yet another six-year high in early Wednesday trading, with miners again leading the advance.
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Japan Stocks Rise Modestly; Nidec Results On Tap

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:33pm
Japanese stocks tiptoed higher in early Wednesday trade, with the gains spread more or less evenly across the market after an advance on U.S. markets, and with the yen holding steady (dollar at �101.51 vs. �101.53
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Cause of massive fire at oil supply company in western North Dakota town unknown

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:30pm
More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze.
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GateHouse Media parent announces $46M cash deal to buy Providence Journal from AH Belo Corp.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:57pm
The parent company of Gatehouse Media has announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H.
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San Francisco lawmakers put 2-cent-per-ounce soda tax on ballot, prepare for industry fight

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:52pm
San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.
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Congressional investigators got subsidized health insurance using bogus identities

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:32pm
Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.
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Intuitive Surgical 2nd-quarter profit drops 35 percent, tops estimate

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:23pm
Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) on Tuesday reported profit that decreased by 35 percent in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations.
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LinkedIn to Buy Bizo for $175 Million

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:03pm
LinkedIn has agreed to buy business audience marketing provider Bizo for about $175 million, a deal the social networking company said will enhance its ability to offer a comprehensive business-to-business marketing platform for brands.
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Computer companies shares up at the close of trading

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:02pm
Shares of some top computer companies were up at the close of trading: Apple Inc s rose $.78 or .8 percent, to $94.72.
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Construction companies shares up at the close of trading

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:02pm
Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading: Fluor rose $.58 or .8 percent, to $77.40.
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Banks companies shares up at the close of trading

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:02pm
Shares of some top banks companies were up at the close of trading: Bank of America Corp. unchanged at $15.52.
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