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The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday.
The Commerce Department releases its May report on consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday.
Greece's creditors gave the country's leader, Alexis Tsipras, until 11 a.m.
Swedish budget fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz AB says its second-quarter revenue increased by 21 percent to 45.9 billion kronor ($5.6 billion), despite an unusually cold spring in many of its European markets.
Asian stock markets were lower Thursday as negotiations to keep Greece from defaulting dragged on without result, dimming hopes of a deal this week.
President Barack Obama has overcome an embarrassing defeat on trade and maneuvered his way back to a rare victory under a Republican-controlled Congress.
Congress is wrapping up President Barack Obama's trade agenda after handing him the big prize of "fast track" negotiating authority.
South Korea's finance ministry says economic growth will slow this year as the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome saps spending and tourism.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) down 0.1% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 0.2% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.6% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.2% ; Taipei (Taiex ) up 0.6% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks pulled back Thursday, giving back gains from the previous session and tracking weakness in the U.S. markets overnight.
After months of negotiations and right before recreational pot becomes legal, Oregon House legislators passed a bill Wednesday setting up the state's legal marijuana market.
Australia stocks went dancing down the chart early Thursday, with the S&P/ASX 200 losing 0.6% in the first hour of trade.
Japanese stocks eased back in early Thursday trading, with some apparent profit-taking a day after the market saw its highest close since 1996.
A major health system has banned the sale of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from some of its hospital gift shops, accusing the newspaper of "slanted" coverage, the newspaper reported Wednesday.
Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K-12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue, legislative staffers warned Wednesday.
Farmers and environmentalists urged Montana regulators on Wednesday to establish buffer zones around homes to protect them from oil and gas drilling.
An analysis of Montana's finances last year revealed 125 errors and a lack of internal controls that could have brought the inaccuracies to light earlier.
Delta Air Lines will stay at Dallas Love Field — for now — while the airline and rival Southwest argue in court about space at the crowded airport.
Five years ago, General Motors revealed an all-new compact car in the U.S. that was designed to enter a market that GM ignored for decades.
General Motors unwrapped the next generation of its Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan with an eye on global markets.