Jan 21, 2010 8:45 AM ET
Markets in Asia and Europe were on the defensive after China reported fourth quarter economic expansion of 10.7%. In 2009, economy grew at a rate of 8.7%, above 8% target rate. Metal prices fell in London trading on the worries that China will issue more measures to tighten lending.
Jan 11, 2010 10:15 AM ET
U.S. stocks traded sideways after commodities prices rose and the dollar declined. Alcoa gained nearly 6% on the expectations of quarterly profit report after the close. Gold and copper gained sharply.
Jan 07, 2010 4:50 PM ET
U.S. holiday sales rose 2.9% lifting sentiment in trading and benchmark indexes. Freezing weather has now touched nearly 60% of the U.S. population. China lifted its interbank rate. Agriculture commodities and metals declined.
Jan 06, 2010 4:59 PM ET
U.S. stocks barely closed in the positive as commodities surge after severe weather in the Northern Hemisphere. Freezing weather lifted prices of energy to 14-month high and copper, wheat, sugar and silver added more than 2%. Private sector cut 84,000 jobs in December.