Oct 31, 2012 4:05 PM ET
Stocks were little changed and 2.76 billion shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange. Home Depot and Lowe’s traded higher but insurance stocks declined. Apple fell as much as 2% on management overhaul. European markets closed lower and markets in Hong Kong and Tokyo jumped more than 1%.
Oct 31, 2012 10:20 AM ET
Investors shifted attention to domestic earnings news and the Nikkei in Tokyo jumped 1%. Hitachi and Komatsu gained after maintaining annual earnings outlook and Fuji Heavy soared 7% after lifting earnings estimate.
Oct 30, 2012 2:52 PM ET
Stock exchanges and Wall Street was closed for the second day in a row. Lower Manhattan, where the New York Stock Exchange is located, is struggling with widespread salt water flooding and power outages that may cripple the activities for days to come.
Oct 30, 2012 10:34 AM ET
The Nikkei index in Tokyo declined for the third day and dropped to its one-month average after Bank of Japan announced the widely expected asset purchase program increase. The central bank also left its target rate range between zero and 0.1%.
Oct 29, 2012 11:11 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo were under pressure after Honda lowered its annual income outlook by 20%. Several Japanese companies have cut profit outlook after extended boycott of Japanese products in China dragged sales. NTT DoCoMo lowered its annual net outlook by 9%.
Oct 26, 2012 11:58 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo turns lower from the four-week high after Asian markets drop and more companies report weak earnings outlook. Fanuc lowered its earnings outlook for the current year by 2% and NTT DoCoMo cut its estimate by 9%. Panasonic is expected shrink its mobile business.
Oct 25, 2012 4:05 PM ET
Stocks struggled and indexes stayed near the flat line after several corporations report weaker than expected results. Pearson and Bertelsmann are looking to merge their publishing divisions. Berkshire Hathaway won a bankruptcy auction of subprime loans from Residential Capital.
Oct 25, 2012 9:51 AM ET
The Nikkei index gained as the yen dropped to the lowest since June and the expectations of another round of measures from the Bank of Japan next week. Nintendo and Sharp fell on earnings worries and Hitachi Metals lowered operating earnings outlook.
Oct 24, 2012 4:00 PM ET
U.S. indexes struggled after early gains and the latest parade of earnings dominated market sentiment and better than expected new home sales in September. U.S. sues Bank of America for mortgage fraud. Fed left its bond buying program and interest rate policy intact.
Oct 24, 2012 10:35 AM ET
The benchmark Nikkei index declined for the first time in eight days and halted the longest rally in 26 months. Sharp Corp gained 6% after the company began selling smartphone in China. Jtek and Kawasaki Heavy declined after companies missed their estimates.