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US consumer spending expected to show slight slip in January with rebound coming

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:51am
The Commerce Department releases its January report on consumer spending Monday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
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Chinese reporter's pollution documentary draws 28 million views in 2 days

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:49am
A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 28 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution.
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German energy company RWE completes sale of oil and gas division to Russian-linked company

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:47am
German energy company RWE says it has completed the 5.1 billion euro ($5.7 billion) sale of its oil and gas exploration and production division to a Russian-linked investment company.
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Milestones for the Nasdaq composite index

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:18am
Key milestones in the history of the Nasdaq composite index: — Feb. 8, 1971: Nasdaq index is created and set at 100 by the National Association of Securities Dealers, an industry self-regulatory group.
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As the Nasdaq composite approaches its dot-com peak, a look at the index over time

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:18am
It's taken 15 years for the Nasdaq composite index to approach the record high of 5,048 it reached back in March 2000, at the height of the tech-stock boom that would later collapse.
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As European Central Bank prepares to start its stimulus, decline in eurozone prices slows

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:16am
Official figures show that the fall in consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone eased in February, a development that may assuage market concerns that the region is set to suffer a pronounced period of deflation.
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First Look: Better design, camera among the things Samsung gets right in new S6 phones

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:18am
Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality.
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Tourism on the rise in Malaysia in 2014 despite aura of tragedy from double plane disasters

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:06am
Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014.
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Long commutes to low-paying work: Dearth of jobs a barrier to post-bankruptcy Detroit's growth

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:33am
When Alison Norris couldn't find work in Detroit, she searched past the city limits, ending up with a part-time restaurant job that's 20 miles away but takes at least two hours to get to via separate city and suburban bus systems.
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Survey shows China manufacturing improved in February but export demand weak

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:08am
China's manufacturing activity improved in February for the first time in four months but export demand weakened, a survey released Monday showed.
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Asian stock markets mostly rise as China rate cut offsets cut in estimated US growth

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:05pm
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data.
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China Stocks Up After Rate-cut, Mixed Data

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 10:33pm
Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks kept their head above water after a brief struggle Monday morning, digesting news that China's central bank had lowered interest rates over the weekend due to increasing downward pressure facing the Chinese economy.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 10:17pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.2% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.8% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.3% ; Taipei (Taiex ) flat Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Dutch chipmaker NXP to buy smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor for $11.8 billion

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 9:58pm
Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V.
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Japan Stocks Get Weak-yen Boost; NTT Up On M&A Report

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 8:38pm
Japanese stocks posted some solid gains at the Monday open, helped in no small part by a weaker yen as the dollar rose to �119.94, up from late Friday's �119.34.
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Australia Stocks Rise, With Bank Up Ahead Of Rate Decision

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 8:06pm
Australian stocks stacked up some fresh gains in early Monday trading, with the top banks and senior miners supporting the advance a day ahead of a Reserve Bank of Australia policy decision.
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What we know about mobile payments on Samsung phones, comparisons with Apple, Google services

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 1:19pm
Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone.
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Warren Buffett predicts huge crowd at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in May

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:34pm
The crowd at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting is likely to top 40,000 as the company marks 50 years of Warren Buffett's leadership.
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Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million weekend

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:46am
Will Smith's caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.
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HTC One has same outward appearance but much better camera inside _ 20 megapixels vs just 4

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:02am
From the outside, the new HTC One smartphone looks and feels like last year's model.
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