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U.S. Stocks: Futures Feel The Weight Of Geopolitical Worries

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:25am
U.S. equities signaled a rough start Friday as futures pulled lower as geopolitical tensions prompted investors to back away from risky assets.
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Cleveland Indians to renovate 20-year-old downtown ballpark, cutting capacity by 5,000 seats

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:20am
The Cleveland Indians are making extensive renovations to 20-year-old Progressive Field, a move that team officials say will improve the fan experience but will reduce capacity at the downtown ballpark by about 5,000 seats.
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Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:18am
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America.
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Iselle weakens from hurricane to tropical storm 50 miles from Hawaii; winds at 70 mph

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:17am
The first storm in a one-two punch that sent Hawaii scrambling to brace itself weakened on its approach to the state, while a second system close behind was largely expected to pass north of the islands.
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Ohio attorney general: Man fatally shot by police in Wal-Mart store was waving air rifle

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:06am
A man who was fatally shot by police in a Wal-Mart store in a Dayton suburb after officers say he waved a weapon at customers was carrying an air rifle, Ohio's attorney general said Thursday.
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Britain announces $5 million funding to help contain Ebola spread in West Africa

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:05am
Britain has announced 3 million pounds (US$5 million) in new funding to help contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
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Worker productivity likely rebounded in April-June quarter as growth recovered

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:23am
The Labor Department reports productivity figures for the April-June quarter.
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Portuguese flag carrier pilots stage 24-hour strike over working conditions

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:44am
TAP Air Portugal pilots are staging a 24-hour strike on Saturday over what they say is a deterioration in work conditions, with their walkout disrupting the flag carrier's operations during the peak summer vacation period.
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China auto sales growth slows to 9.7 percent in July as local brands outpaced by global rivals

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:01am
China's auto sales decelerated further in July as global automakers outpaced local brands.
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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Health Emergency

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:34am
The World Health Organization has declared the "extraordinary" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa an international public-health emergency.
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Week 2 of public corruption trial of former Virginia governor, wife wrapping up

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:31am
Week two of the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is wrapping up in federal court in Richmond.
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German exports up 0.9 percent in June and imports surge, trimming the country's trade surplus

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:38am
German exports rose 0.9 percent in June compared with the previous month, while the strongest rise in imports to Europe's biggest economy for nearly four years trimmed the country's trade surplus.
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Asian stock markets mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters; exports boost China index

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:27am
Asian stocks sank Friday as jitters over the crises in Iraq and Ukraine escalated but Chinese stocks rose after trade figures showed surprisingly strong growth in exports.
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U.S. Stock Futures Point To Solidly Lower Open

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:19am
U.S. stock-index futures suggested a significantly weaker open for Friday trade, as Asian equities sold off.
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Walmart China Accused Of Using Old Meat, Oil

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:48am
In the wake of a massive expired-meat scandal in China involving brands such as McDonald's Corp. , a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. outlet in China has also been accused of serving expired meat, as well as recycling used cooking oil to prepare food.
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Malaysia Airlines To Be Privatized, Restructured

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:33am
Malaysia is taking the beleaguered Malaysia Airlines System Bhd private as part of plans to restructure the carrier, reports said Friday.
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British-US couple stand trial in China on charges of illegally dealing in private information

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:29am
A British man on trial with his American wife for illegally obtaining and selling private information about Chinese nationals says he buys such information from other consulting companies.
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China's export growth accelerates in July while imports sag in sign of economic weakness

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:25pm
China's export growth accelerated in July but imports sagged in a possible sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
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Japan Stocks Fall Sharply On Yen; Nikkei Down 3%

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:48pm
Japanese shares ended Friday's morning session sharply lower, with the Nikkei Stock Average down 3% at the midday break.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:29pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 2.9% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.7% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.9% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 1% Taipei (Taiex) down 0.8% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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