Mar 23, 2012 10:28 AM ET
Australian stocks declined and the two benchmark indexes closed nearly unchanged. The dollar declined and retailers continued to struggle as investors looked ahead to the RBA meeting on April 3.
Mar 23, 2012 9:51 AM ET
European indexes fell as the euro zone teeters on a recession but France lifted its economic growth outlook for the current year and business confidence improved in March. The UK confidence and mortgage approvals fell in February. Accenture quarterly profit rose 28%.
Mar 22, 2012 4:40 PM ET
U.S. stocks retreated after investors focused on deepening declines in growth in China and euro zone sentiment worsened indicating mild recession. FedEx reported sharply higher earnings but fell after it estimated slower growth.
Mar 22, 2012 11:34 AM ET
U.S. stocks were under pressure after weekly jobless claims declined last week and the index of leading economic indicators increased in February. However economic data from the euro zone prompted worries of recession and Chinese manufacturing weakened for the fifth month in a row.
Mar 22, 2012 10:59 AM ET
ConAgra third quarter net soared 26% to $271.6 million and reaffirmed fiscal 2012 expectations. Discover Financial first quarter net soared 36% to $624 million as credit rose 9%. Dollar General fourth quarter net increased 7% to $292.5 million. FedEx third quarter net more than doubled to $521 mn.
Mar 22, 2012 10:47 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo faced selling in the final hour after Chinese manufacturing declined for the fifth month in a row. Japan exports declined less than expected and trade balance swung to a surplus in February.
Mar 22, 2012 10:22 AM ET
Australian stocks traded higher and banks rallied on the hopes of lower interest rate in the next few months after a private survey indicated another monthly slowdown in manufacturing in China.
Mar 22, 2012 9:06 AM ET
European indexes declined after euro area private sector activity worsened and Chinese manufacturing output fell in March. The UK retail sales dropped more than estimated in February. Hermes proposed a special dividend of Ä5 a share after record annual results.
Mar 21, 2012 3:02 PM ET
U.S. stocks struggled after indexes faced a worry wall as investors digest latest housing data. Existing home sales struggled in February and inventory of unsold homes edged lower. Crude oil, copper and gold headed higher.
Mar 21, 2012 11:27 AM ET
Actuant second quarter net soared $32.2 million on sales growth. General Mills third quarter international sale soared 51%. Jabil Circuit second quarter net surged 76% to $97.7 million. Krispy Kreme lifted third quarter outlook. Oracle reported record operating margin and third quarter net rose 18%.