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The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice Monday barring flights of U.S. planes over Syria, citing extremist groups equipped with anti-aircraft weapons that could pose a serious threat.
China's president has promised to rein in "unreasonably high" pay for executives at government-owned companies in an apparent effort to mollify public frustration at the wealth of state industry.
Hong Kong stocks trekked higher in early Tuesday trading, with the Hang Seng Index up 0.2% at 25,009, opening above 25,000 for the first time since before the 2008 global financial crisis.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.8% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.6% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.8% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Australia stocks traded higher in Tuesday morning action, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.5% after a strong performance for U.S. markets.
Japanese equities couldn't help from making solid gains Tuesday morning, boosted by Wall Street's strong advance overnight and a further weakening for the yen (dollar at �102.64 vs. �102.48
Groups on both sides of the casino debate are touting the start of their campaign operations this week, as voters are set to decide in November whether to repeal the state's casino law.
"The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action.
The reptile reboot "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" held off a trio of new challengers at the weekend box office.
A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.
A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Aquasition Corp. : Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 98.3 decrease from its 65-day average volume.
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Fabrinet fell 18.1 percent to $14.53.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corp. : Approximately 854,700 shares changed hands, a 1,106.5 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Blackrock Muniyield Investment Fund : Approximately 114,200 shares changed hands, a 363.6 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Dollar General Corp. rose 11.6 percent to $64.14.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. fell .3 percent to $34.65 with 18,327,500 shares traded.
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Aquasition Corp. fell 8.4 percent to $8.00.
Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. fell $.09 or .3 percent, to $34.65.
Shares of some top machinery companies were up at the close of trading: Caterpillar rose $1.24 or 1.2 percent, to $106.98.