Mar 30, 2012 10:02 AM ET
Finance ministers in Europe raised combined limit of bailout funds to $930 billion that may have to be revised higher in a year. Euro area annual inflation eased in March. German and Spanish retail sales fell in February.
Mar 29, 2012 4:35 PM ET
U.S. stocks eased for the third day in a row on the rising worries about inflated domestic market valuations and the health of the economy in the euro zone. Best Buy plans to shutter 50 stores and a Korea based company may bid for operator of Payless ShoeSource. Crude oil decreased 2%.
Mar 29, 2012 9:19 AM ET
European indexes edged lower and the euro area sentiment, German jobless rate and UK home prices dropped in March. The number of mortgage approvals in the UK fell in February. Spanish strike paralyzed the nation and Italy sold 8 billion in debt.
Mar 28, 2012 4:10 PM ET
U.S. indexes wavered and extended two day losses to 1.5% after energy complex stocks declined. Crude oil eased after European nations and U.S. consider releasing oil from strategic oil reserves. Gold, silver and copper fell.
Mar 28, 2012 9:23 AM ET
European indexes fell after Italy auctioned 8.5 billion of 6-month bills at lower yields. Euro area money supply growth rose in February. The UK economy contracted in the fourth quarter.
Mar 27, 2012 4:19 PM ET
U.S. indexes wavered after consumer sentiment edged lower but held near one-year high and metropolitan home prices fell for the fifth month in a row. Prices declined in 17 of the 20 cities tracked. World markets extended gains and crude oil prices edged lower.
Mar 27, 2012 9:12 AM ET
German Chancellor offered a concession to increase the size of bailout funds to 690 billion ahead of the key finance ministers meeting. Spain and Italy sold debt at varying borrowing costs. Retail sales in the UK remained stable in March.
Mar 26, 2012 4:21 PM ET
U.S. indexes surged to a new multi-year highs and the Nasdaq composite index climbed to a new high since November 2000. Healthcare stocks were higher as the U.S. Supreme Court began hearings on the healthcare reform.
Mar 26, 2012 9:14 AM ET
European indexes edged higher after German sentiment improved to an eight-month high in March. The euro area leading economic index rose in February. The Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti warned that the Spanish financial situation could lead to a resurgence of the debt crisis.
Mar 23, 2012 4:27 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded higher and for the week the S&P 500 index declined for the first time in five weeks. Energy stocks led the gainers in todays session. Bats Exchange was forced to cancel its public offering after a system malfunction. Home builders plunged after new home sales declined.