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German chemical, oil company BASF cuts 2015 outlook as global economic growth stutters

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:46am
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.
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U.S. Stock Futures Lower, But Pare Losses, After N.Y. Ebola News

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:10am
U.S. stock futures pointed lower on Friday, but came off lows seen in Asian hours.
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Survey shows end to slide in German consumer confidence, despite cooling economic outlook

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:46am
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.
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Whistle-blower sees little change in South Korea 10 years after exposing cloning fraud

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:18am
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.
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Kia Motors joins Hyundai in reporting 3Q profit fall as stronger won hits

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:18am
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.
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South Korea's economic growth slows to 3.2 percent in 3Q, lowest in more than 1 year

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:11am
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.
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Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, as investors lose patience

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:05am
Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:17pm
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.
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Hong Kong Stocks Fall On Banks, Real Estate, But Off Lows

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:08pm
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. .
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U.S. Stocks Futures Point To Losses After N.Y. Ebola News

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:41pm
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.
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Japan Stocks Rally As Hitachi Hikes Profit Estimates

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:23pm
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%.
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Feds to round up mustangs that are knocking down fences to get to mares near Nevada-Utah line

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:45pm
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.
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Thousands attend job fair designed for veterans at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:45pm
Several thousand people participated in a job fair for military veterans at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Food companies spending millions to fight label requirements in Colorado

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:45pm
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.
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Australia Stocks Join U.S. Peers In Gains, As Banks Rise

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:39pm
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.
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Google Commits to $1 Billion in Long-Term Office Leases

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:36pm
Google Inc said it is committed to spending $1 billion to lease office buildings over the next 13 to 14 years.
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Average US mortgage rates this week and for the past year, at a glance

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:30pm
Average U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, with the 30-year loan at its lowest level since June 2013.
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AMC Pays $200 Million for 49.9% Stake in BBC America

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:50pm
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.
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European Union leaders seek to produce more aid in fight against; UK ups its pledge

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:43pm
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.
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Sears calls report inaccurate that says it will be closing 116 Sears, Kmart stores

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:31pm
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.
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