May 31, 2012 7:33 PM ET
Wall Street delivered one of the worst monthly performances in the last three years as global markets dropped, the euro declined and oil and gold fell. S&P 500 index declined 6.3%, Indexes in Europe fell more than 6% and Nikkei slumped 10.2%. Gold eased 6% and oil dropped 17.5% in the month.
May 31, 2012 1:19 PM ET
ECB President Mario Draghi offered his sharpest and direct criticism of political leaders in the euro zone and said half-measures and delays by political leaders have made the crisis worse. He also urged to regulate large banks at the European level and set up a deposit insurance fund.
May 31, 2012 11:50 AM ET
Ciena second quarter net loss narrowed to $27.8 million and Joy Global second quarter net soared 32% but it cut its fiscal outlook. Movado first quarter net surged more than twelve-fold and raised fiscal 2013 view. Monsanto updated third quarter and fiscal guidance.
May 31, 2012 10:16 AM ET
The European indexes trimmed gains after inflation eased, German jobless rate fell and consumer confidence rose in UK. Canada-based CGI agreed to acquire Logica for £1.7 billion. Swiss Re agreed to sell its U.S. unit to Jackson National Life for $621 million.
May 31, 2012 9:47 AM ET
U.S. stocks traded sideways after the latest reports on jobs market indicated slow and uneven recovery. The first quarter GDP growth was revised lower to 1.9% and corporate profits in the period rose at the slowest pace in thirteen quarters.
May 31, 2012 9:11 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo closed down and finished May with a loss of 10.3%, the worst monthly decline in the last two years. The yen gained and bond yields dropped after euro zone stress drove investors to the safety of few select governments bonds. Nuclear utilities operators rose on the prospect of restart
May 31, 2012 8:34 AM ET
Australian markets finished the worst month in several years with a loss of 7.3% in the benchmark index on the rising stress in euro zone and lowered growth expectations in China and India. South Australia government debt rating was lowered. Echo Entertainment agreed to a shareholder meeting.
May 30, 2012 5:26 PM ET
World markets extended losses and the euro fell to a 2-year low as investors prefer bonds of U.S., Germany, UK, Switzerland and Japan. Swiss bond yields turned negative at the latest auction and the U.S. bond yields fell to record low as Spanish yields jumped to a record since joining the euro.
May 30, 2012 10:48 AM ET
Booz Allen fourth quarter net surged nearly three-fold to $50.6 million. Copart third quarter increased 11% to $55.5 million. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers first quarter net declined 17% and RBC Bearings fourth quarter net soared 57.4%. Fresh Market first quarter net surged 43%.
May 30, 2012 10:17 AM ET
Stocks in New York fell after European markets eased and bond yields of Spain reached a new high. Pending home sales fell in April. Research in Motion plunged 10% after it estimated operating loss and hired bankers for a strategic review. Apple chief confirmed the interest in building a TV device.