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Futures Point to Lower Open Ahead of Weekly Jobs Data

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:35am
U.S. equity futures pointed to a lower open after Morgan Stanley revealed 2Q earnings, and ahead of a weekly labor market update.
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Morgan Stanley Second-Quarter Results Top Views

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:25am
The second-biggest U.S. investment bank posted 2Q earnings results that beat analysts estimates, sending shares slightly higher in early trading.

U.S. Equity Futures Point to Lower Open After New Russia Sanctions

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Mattel 2nd-quarter profit falls as Barbie, Fisher-price sales decline

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:18am
Mattel's profit plunged 61 percent in the second quarter, weighed down by costs tied to its acquisition of Mega Brands, but sales of its iconic Barbie doll continue to sag and sales of Fisher-Price products were slow.
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Cardiologist sues New York strip club, 4 women in alleged $135K credit card scheme

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:15am
The three evenings started innocently enough: The cardiologist says he and a woman who introduced herself as a nursing student went to dinner and, on one occasion, a concert at Madison Square Garden.
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House Republicans seek to undo DC gun-control laws, restore penalties for pot possession

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:14am
If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won't be allowed to walk the streets with a joint in their pocket, and they will be allowed to carry a semi-automatic rifle.
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After 16 hours on stalled casino boat, passengers taken to shore aboard Coast Guard vessels

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:09am
After 16 hours stuck at sea, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters.
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A loss or a gain? Democrats reach for political advantage with women in birth control setback

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:08am
Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November.
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Health insurer UnitedHealth's 2nd-quarter profit slips 2 percent as taxes, other expenses rise

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:44am
UnitedHealth Group says its second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation's largest health insurer still trumped analyst expectations.
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US home construction expected to show further rebound in June

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:41am
The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in June.
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Applications for US jobless aid likely rose last week; layoffs still at pre-recession levels

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:26am
The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.
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UnitedHealth Rises Ahead Of The Bell After Earnings Beat Views

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:19am
UnitedHealth Group Inc. climbed 3.3% in premarket action on Thursday after the healthcare insurer reported second-quarter earnings that beat expectations.
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Albania secures a $135 million credit line to help insure bank deposits

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:51am
Albania has secured a 100 million-euro ($135 million) credit line from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to help insure bank deposits when required.
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Oil price rises above $102 after US crude inventories fall more than expected

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:17am
The price of oil rose above $102 per barrel Thursday after a U.S. inventories report showed a larger-than-expected drop in crude oil supplies.
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Nissan Motor Co signs as first global sponsor of Man City, sister clubs in NY and Melbourne

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:30am
Premier League champion Manchester City has signed Nissan Motor Co. as the first global sponsor of its portfolio of clubs.
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US, European nations seek to show united front against Russia, but divisions persist

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:28am
The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing Moscow for its threatening moves in Ukraine.
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Justice Department to update Congress on IRS probe; missing emails now part of investigation

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:14am
A Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service is expanding to include an inquiry into the disappearance of emails from a former senior IRS official.
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On a roll with hybrid success, Toyota gambles on futuristic fuel cell car running on hydrogen

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:29am
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
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Novartis posts 3 percent profit rise for 2Q, cites strong momentum for new product development

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:07am
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG says its second-quarter profit rose 3 percent from a year earlier, reflecting solid growth and an increased focus on core products.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:47am
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.7% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.3% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.3% ; Taipei (Taiex) down 0.9% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Union chief vows to keep negotiating as New York commuter rail strike looms

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:03am
The chief negotiator for unions at the nation's largest commuter railroad is vowing to keep working toward a deal that would avoid a strike.
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