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U.S. equities signaled a rough start Friday as futures pulled lower as geopolitical tensions prompted investors to back away from risky assets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Britain has announced 3 million pounds (US$5 million) in new funding to help contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
The Labor Department reports productivity figures for the April-June quarter.
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.
China's auto sales decelerated further in July as global automakers outpaced local brands.
The World Health Organization has declared the "extraordinary" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa an international public-health emergency.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. stock-index futures suggested a significantly weaker open for Friday trade, as Asian equities sold off.
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.
Malaysia is taking the beleaguered Malaysia Airlines System Bhd private as part of plans to restructure the carrier, reports said Friday.
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.
China's export growth accelerated in July but imports sagged in a possible sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
Japanese shares ended Friday's morning session sharply lower, with the Nikkei Stock Average down 3% at the midday break.
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.