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Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.
U.S. stock futures pointed lower on Friday, but came off lows seen in Asian hours.
A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy.
The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.
South Korea's second-largest carmaker Kia Motors Corp. says its third-quarter income plunged 27 percent from a year earlier as a stronger won dented profit.
South Korea's economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in the third quarter, the lowest in five quarters, as weakness in exports and spending by companies offset the boost from government stimulus.
Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.9% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.2% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.5% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.2% Taipei (Taiex) down 0.6% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks traded lower early Friday, with housing shares falling on weak data, and banks reacting negatively to a smaller-than-expected profit from Bank of Communications Co. .
U.S. stock futures pointed to losses at the Friday open, and Asian shares lost ground in morning trade, with the moves coinciding with reports of a new Ebola case in New York City.
Japanese stocks Friday morning celebrated a weaker yen, stronger U.S. stocks and a sharp upgrade to Hitachi Ltd.'s earnings outlook, all of which helped to propel the Nikkei Average up 1.5% and the Topix up 1.4%.
Federal wranglers plan an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada-Utah line, where ranchers and rural residents say protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating domesticated mares.
Several thousand people participated in a job fair for military veterans at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses.
Australia stocks rode higher on the back of Wall Street gains overnight, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.5% in early Friday trading.
Google Inc said it is committed to spending $1 billion to lease office buildings over the next 13 to 14 years.
Average U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, with the 30-year loan at its lowest level since June 2013.
Cable TV network AMC Networks Inc said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a 49.9 percent stake BBC America for $200 million and would take operational control of the channel.
Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the other European Union leaders at a summit to step up their efforts to contain the deadly virus too.
Sears Holdings Corp. discredited a report Thursday that says it will be shuttering 116 Sears and Kmart stores, resulting in the layoffs of more than 6,000 workers.