Markets

  • Oil edges up in thin post-holiday trade
    Oilbarrels 2013-11-30 08:14:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Oil remained below $93 a barrel Friday, in light trading a day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. For the week, oil fell by $2.32 a barrel. At the gas pump, the average price of a gallon of gasoline is $3.28. That's up 4 cents from a week ago, but down 13 cents from ...

  • Iran nuke deal could push oil prices lower
    Pendragon-oil1 2013-11-25 19:16:30 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not loosen sanctions on Iran's oil exports. In the short term, the deal may make it easier for Iran to sell the oil it is already allowed to sell under the...

  • Oil little changed near $93 a barrel
    Crude_oil_refinery_xxx 2013-11-19 09:08:19 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Oil was little changed below $93 a barrel Tuesday, awaiting new cues from U.S. economic indicators and the resumption of negotiations in Geneva meant to curb Iran's nuclear program. Benchmark U.S. crude for December delivery was down 7 cents at $92.96 a barrel at late afternoo...

  • US trade deficit widens 8 percent in September
    Joe_biden_receives_strong_endorsement_from_bernie_sanders 2013-11-14 21:38:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in September as imports increased to the highest level in 10 months while exports slipped. The wider gap suggests growth was somewhat slower over the summer than previously estimated. The deficit increased to $41.8 billion, up 8 percent from Aug...

  • Oil near $93 after sharp fall as high supply eyed
    Oilbarrels 2013-11-13 08:54:01 UTC
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Oil hovered above $93 a barrel Wednesday after a sharp plunge the day before in anticipation of high U.S. crude supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for December delivery was up 30 cents to $93.34 a barrel at midafternoon Kuala Lumpur time in electronic trading on the N...

  • Stocks edge higher on Wall Street
    A1dccc42838b0003280f6a70670074ad 2013-11-11 18:20:16 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average held at a record high on Wall Street Monday. The market continued its climb from Friday, when it got a lift from an unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs report. Stocks have surged to record highs this year as the Federal Reserve keeps up its economic s...

  • The shutdown's surprise effect on jobs numbers
    Job-diaalnews.com 2013-11-09 20:25:37 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown may have affected October's jobs numbers. But not how you think. For weeks, the White House had braced for a dour report on hiring, with economists and aides lowering expectations and blaming last month's partial shutdown for the inevitable bad news to...

  • Asia stocks falter after OECD cuts growth forecast
    Dow_ends_week_with_a_17.3__loss_ 2013-11-20 09:41:09 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly faltered Wednesday after the OECD lowered its forecasts for global economic growth. In a half-yearly report, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development cut its forecast for world growth this year to 2.7 percent and 3.6 percent for next. ...

  • Twitter surges in opening trade on NYSE
    Twitter-stock-diaalnews.com 2013-11-07 22:37:30 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes for the most anticipated initial public offering since Facebook last year. ...

  • Why some experts think Twitter stock is a bargain
    Ht_twitter_logo_jef_120321_wblog 2013-11-06 11:25:04 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Critics dismiss it as a fad. It's tiny next to some rivals. And it loses money. Yet for all its faults, Twitter has plenty of fans on Wall Street. They say investors should seize the initial public offering this week and grab an early stake in a company that is revolutionizing ...

  • Asia stocks muted on Fed concerns, Europe gains
    Bc85a92a0d2747191a0f6a7067000c7f 2013-11-06 11:27:42 UTC
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Wednesday, with benchmarks in Asia flitting between gains and losses after an improvement in U.S. service industries reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will reduce monetary stimulus. European markets gained. The Institute for S...

  • US govt: Hedge fund giant SAC Capital to pay $1.8B
    Sac-diaalnews.com 2013-11-04 17:22:51 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund giant SAC Capital Advisors has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges and to pay a $1.8 billion financial penalty, federal prosecutors said Monday. The government said in a letter to judges presiding over the Manhattan case that it believed the financial penalty is ...

  • AP-CNBC poll: Twitter faces skeptical investors
    Twitter_shares_fall_as_growth_of_monthly_users_slows 2013-11-04 06:15:41 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Monday. Some 36 percent of Americans say buying stock in the 7-year-old short messaging service would be a good inv...

  • Asian markets down on Japan data, Ukraine worries
    61d71be84458a811320f6a706700f25a 2014-02-28 09:46:35 UTC
    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Friday, shrugging off Wall Street's record high and focusing instead on Japanese economic numbers indicating further stimulus might be needed and the turmoil in Ukraine. Japan's Nikkei 225, the regional heavyweight, dropped 1.1 percent to 14,...

  • US home prices rise at fastest pace since 2006
    Diaalnews 2013-10-29 17:33:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in August from a year earlier at the fastest pace since February 2006. But the price gains slowed in many cities from July, a sign that the spike in prices over the past year may have peaked. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index ro...

  • Japan leads Asian stocks lower after US sell-off
    4a6a8a72b6d0c612330f6a706700cb0f 2014-01-14 08:21:41 UTC
    HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets sank Tuesday, led by Japan, as investors took their cues from a big sell-off in the U.S. U.S. stocks had their worst day so far this year, with the major benchmarks all dropping more than 1 percent. Confidence among investors was sapped by a weak U.S. ...

  • Settlement approved in Google stock split lawsuit
    Url-1 2013-10-29 01:05:31 UTC
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday approved a settlement in a shareholder lawsuit challenging Google Inc.'s plans to split its stock and issue a new class of nonvoting shares. The ruling by Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. clears the way for the Internet search leader to issue shares ...

  • Microsoft 1Q profit, sales top views; shares jump
    D3da72fbdd972523410f6a7067000f03 2013-10-25 07:52:10 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft posted quarterly revenue and earnings Thursday that easily topped Wall Street forecasts, marking a healthy start to a companywide overhaul it announced in July that should help the software giant transform into a devices and services company. Its stock rose nearly ...

  • Price of crude near $101 as US supplies rise
    Oil 2013-10-10 06:35:49 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices clawed back a little ground Thursday, a day after a big drop precipitated by an increase in U.S. crude inventories. Benchmark oil for November delivery was up 15 cents to $101.76 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange...

  • Asia stock markets calm despite US govt shutdown
    Bc85a92a0d2747191a0f6a7067000c7f 2013-10-02 08:47:32 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets on Wednesday dealt calmly with a partial U.S. government shutdown precipitated by the failure of lawmakers to agree on a way to allow the nation to temporarily pay its bills. The shutdown went into effect after a politically divided Congress failed to approve...

  • Oil falls below $102 on US shutdown notice
    Pendragon-oil1 2013-10-01 05:51:57 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell Tuesday after parts of the U.S. government were ordered to shut down because of a budget impasse in Washington. Benchmark oil for November delivery dropped 35 cents to $101.99 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantil...

  • Asia stocks drift before Shanghai free trade plan
    Bc85a92a0d2747191a0f6a7067000c7f 2013-09-27 07:14:13 UTC
    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks drifted on Friday, with markets in China edging slightly higher as investors stayed cautious ahead of a major holiday and an announcement on details on a free trade zone in Shanghai. Stocks in Tokyo slid after Japan's inflation spiked. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index ...

  • US pending home sales fall for 3rd straight month
    Images-13 2013-09-26 17:04:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy U.S. homes in August, the third straight decline. The drop could mean that higher mortgage rates are starting to deter some buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted index for pending home s...

  • Oil rebounds slightly after falling to nearly $103
    Oilbarrels 2013-09-25 05:40:44 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose Wednesday, bouncing back slightly after a string of losses. Benchmark oil for November delivery was up 24 cents to $103.37 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 46 cents to finish at $...

  • US home prices rise 12.4 pct., most in 7½ years
    0868a0b2b814cc12330f6a706700a896 2013-09-24 19:41:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared with a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains. The Standard &Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index reported Tuesday improved from June, when...