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Winners and losers as China adjusts to 'new normal' of slower economic growth

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:16am
China's economy, the world's second largest, grew 7.4 percent last year, its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter century.
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Twitter Buying India Firm ZipDial

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:28am
Twitter Inc. said in a blog post dated Tuesday that it was buying Bangalore, India-based mobile-marketing company ZipDial for an undisclosed sum.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:53pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 1.5% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.8% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 2% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.2% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.7% ; Taipei (Taiex ) up 0.5% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Chinese Stocks Recover After GDP Outpaces Estimates

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:43pm
Chinese stocks rebounded Tuesday morning following a heavy sell-off the previous day, after China's fourth-quarter economic growth printed slightly higher than expected, while China's market watchdog denied that its recent move to crack down on margin-trading rules was meant to hammer the markets.
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Delta plane searched at JFK airport following telephoned bomb threat; no injuries, no arrests

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:34pm
Authorities say a passenger jet is being searched at John F.
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Japan Stocks Rally Further On Techs And Steel

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:39pm
Japanese stocks grooved into fresh gains early Tuesday, with techs and steel mills among the winners as the Nikkei Stock Average improved by 1%, extending a 0.9% advance in the previous session.
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Australia Stocks Nudge Lower Ahead Of China Data

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 7:40pm
Australian stocks deflated modestly in early Tuesday trading, as weakness for much of the resource sectors outweighed a modest bounce-back for the financials.
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Northern Idaho police investigating instant horse racing legality

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 7:16pm
Northern Idaho police have launched a criminal investigation probing the legality of slot-like machines known as instant horse racing terminals, which are slowly gaining popularity across the state.
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China's GDP Growth Tipped To Slow To 7.2% For Fourth Quarter

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 7:16pm
China was expected to post slowing economic growth when it releases its fourth-quarter gross domestic product numbers and other data later Tuesday.
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South Dakota leading sunflower-producing state for 2nd straight year; only 3rd year in history

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 6:30pm
While Kansas is nicknamed the Sunflower State, South Dakota keeps making the case for itself, having nabbed the top sunflower-producing spot in three of the last four years.
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Bill would void new North Dakota flaring, oil shipment rules set by 3-member regulatory panel

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:45pm
New rules aimed at curbing the wasteful burning of natural gas in North Dakota and making crude oil safer for shipment would be void under a proposal by some Republican lawmakers.
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Canadian government threatens to block Alaska ferry project over US steel requirements

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:01pm
The Canadian government has issued an order that would block the state of Alaska from updating a ferry terminal unless the two sides resolve an ongoing dispute over the use of U.S. steel in the project.
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Electronic cigarettes debated at Montana Legislature amid call for banning sales to minors

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:46pm
Montana lawmakers considered for the first time Monday whether to regulate electronic cigarettes.
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Non-stop JetBlue flights from Reno-New York City bring 'instant credibility,' economic boost

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:31pm
JetBlue Airways' plans for the first, daily non-stop flights linking Reno and New York City have local business and tourism officials excited about the potential impact on the region's broader economy.
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Labor dispute at West Coast sea ports continues to affect delivery of imports and exports

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:03pm
The dispute between dockworkers at the West Coast's sea ports and their employers didn't take a day off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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Brent Crude Fell 2.7% In Monday Trade

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:58pm
ICE Brent crude oil futures for March delivery lost $1.33, or about 2.7%, to close at $48.84 a barrel on Monday during a session when U.S. markets were closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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AbbVie's hepatitis C treatment, part of new generation of virus fighters, gets approval in EU

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:46pm
Drugmaker AbbVie says its new, multipill hepatitis C treatment has been approved for patients in the 28 European Union member countries.
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Gov.-elect Tom Wolf picks Lancaster schools superintendent, ex-lawmaker for cabinet posts

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:32pm
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has named Lancaster school Superintendent Pedro Rivera as his choice for secretary of the Department of Education and former state lawmaker Kathy Manderino to become secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry.
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SOTU: With Nothing to Lose, Obama Will Aim High

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:16pm
The president must figure he has nothing to lose, so in the State of the Union speech he'll likely take credit for the upward tick of the U.S. economy, among other items. In all probability, the applause will last longer Tuesday night than the life of any of these measures in Congress.
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Oracle names former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta director, expands board to 12 members

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:32pm
Oracle Corp. said Monday it named Leon Panetta a director, effective immediately.
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