Apr 10, 2012 12:25 PM ET
Chesapeake Energy made three separate deals totaling $2.6 billion. Patni Computer first quarter net declined 11.8% to $237 million. PPL to offer 9.9 million shares public offering. Supervalu fourth quarter net loss swung to $424 million. Sony forecast lower sales for fiscal year end March 2012.
Apr 10, 2012 11:45 AM ET
U.S. indexes edged lower after wholesale inventories rose more than estimated in February. Facebook agreed to acquire Instagram for $1 billion. Cerberus agreed to acquire AT&T yellow pages division for $1 billion. Supervalu swung to loss.
Apr 10, 2012 11:07 AM ET
The European indexes slumped after latest confidence survey showed a decline and bond yields of Spain and Italy gained for the third day in a row. French manufacturing output fell in February. STMicroelectronics plunged 5.9% after lowering its gross margin outlook.
Apr 10, 2012 9:41 AM ET
The OECD leading index, German trade surplus and French industrial output rose in February however euro zone investor confidence index slumped in April. Swiss jobless rate remained unchanged in March.
Apr 10, 2012 9:01 AM ET
Stocks in Japan eased for the sixth day in a row as investors focused on earnings season ahead next week. Sony Corp estimated $6.4 billion annual net loss, fourth yearly loss in a row. The electronics maker is planning to eliminate 10,000 jobs or 6% of its staff.
Apr 10, 2012 8:33 AM ET
Australian stocks declined for the third day in a row and on the first day of trading after a long weekend. Resources stocks fell after China reported weaker than expected growth in imports. Businesses reported a slight improvement in business conditions in March.
Apr 09, 2012 11:02 AM ET
AOL deal for patents to Microsoft for $1.06 billion in cash. Boeing deliver four 787-8 Dreamliners to Russian Transaero Airlines for $744 million. Greenbrier second quarter net income swung to $17.7 million.
Apr 09, 2012 10:07 AM ET
U.S. indexes edged lower on the growing worries about the euro zone. Sony may slash as many as 10,000 jobs in the current year. Boeing clinches $744 million deal with Russia-based Transaero Airlines. AOL agreed to sell over 800 patents to Microsoft Corporation for $1.06 billion.
Apr 09, 2012 9:07 AM ET
Asian markets were on the defensive and the benchmark index in Japan dropped 1.5% and extended losses for the fifth day in a row. Retailers declined after a weak industry forecast from Takashimaya.
Apr 06, 2012 9:24 AM ET
Stocks in Japan eased and the benchmark Nikkei index fell 0.8%. The index closed down 4% in the week as the yen drives more auto production away from Japan. Prime Minister Noda and three cabinet members have agreed on a broad safety framework to restart two reactors at Ohi nuclear power plant.