MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Pare Gains On Rate-hike Fears

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Twitter, Garmin jump; Fed due later NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market pared opening gains on Wednesday, as investors were concerned that the Federal Reserve might start raising interest rates sooner ...

U.S. Hopes India Will Agree to WTO Trade Deal as Deadline Looms

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Raymond Zhong NEW DELHI--A day before the deadline for a global agreement to ease trade restrictions, U.S. officials said they hoped India would drop its strident objections and allow the deal to move forward. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Open Higher After Strong GDP Report

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Twitter, Garmin jump; Fed due later NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market opened higher on Wednesday, after the government reported the economy grew much faster in the second quarter than Wall ...

China Reports Net Capital Outflows of $36.9 Billion

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Richard Silk BEIJING--China saw significant capital outflows during the second quarter for the first time in nearly two years, as companies and traders adjusted to a more volatile currency. The country recorded $36.9 billion in net outflows during the ...

2Q Employment Costs Seen Up 0.5% -- Data Week Ahead

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

The following are forecasts for this week's remaining data from a survey compiled Friday and Monday. DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS (ET) Thursday 0830 Jobless Claims Jul 26 305K (21) 284K 0830 Employment Costs 2Q +0.5%(25) +0.3% 0945 Chicago ...

Belgium's Economy Expands Slightly in Second Quarter

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Frances Robinson BRUSSELS--Belgium's economy expanded very slightly in the second three months of 2014, with gross domestic product expanding 0.1% on the quarter, and 1.0% from a year ago, the central bank said Wednesday in its first flash statement ...

World Weighs Fallout of Argentine Bond Case on Other Indebted Nations

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Ian Talley and Nicole Hong WASHINGTON--Argentina is poised to tumble into default Wednesday after a long battle with holdout creditors, a prospect that stirs varied levels of alarm about the fallout for other indebted countries. The International Monetary Fund ...

Fed to Continue Tapering Bond Purchases

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON-The Federal Reserve said it would scale back its purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds to $25 billion monthly and responded hours after a stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth report with a modestly more upbeat assessment of inflation, jobs and the ...

Dollar Pares Gains After FOMC Statement

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By James Ramage The dollar pared gains against the yen and euro on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve offered a lukewarm assessment of U.S. inflation and the labor market. Earlier in the day, data showing an expanding U.S. economy had ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Pares Gains After Fed Statement

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Alexander Martin Fed disappoints investors' expectations of more hawkish tone NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--The dollar pared gains against the yen and most major currencies following a statement from the Federal Reserve delivered Wednesday afternoon in which the central bank said ...

Moscow Digs In as Western Sanctions Mount Over Ukraine -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Gregory L. White, Anton Troianovski and Laurence Norman Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine saw some of their worst battlefield setbacks in weeks Monday as the West agreed on tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the ...

European Stocks Slip as Investors Seek Safe-Harbor Assets--Update

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Josie Cox Investors clambered for safe-harbor assets Tuesday, spurred by uncertainty over the breadth and severity of a next round of Russian sanctions, sending German government bonds to their strongest levels on record. The yield on the 10-year German ...

Vodafone Ready For UK "Quad-Play" Move

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Simon Zekaria LONDON--Vodafone Group PLC Tuesday said it is ready to compete in the U.K.'s developing "quad-play" consumer space of mobile, fixed-line telephony, broadband and television services, even if it says the market is not developed yet. "Real quadruple-play ...

Airbus Completes Acquisition of Germany-Based Salzburg Munchen Bank

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Marion Halftermeyer PARIS--Airbus Group (AIR.FR) said Tuesday that it completed the acquisition of Salzburg Munchen Bank AG through a share purchase agreement that will allow the French aircraft manufacturer to establish its own in-house bank. With its own bank, ...

U.S. Durable Goods-Historical

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

Seasonally adjusted data in millions of dollars. R denotes revised. (NAIC Historic Time Series). Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -NEW ORDERS- -SHIPMENTS- -UNFILLED ORDERS- Mo Ago Yr A Mo Ago Yr Ag Mo Ago Yr Ago Level % chg % chg: ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Open Higher; Dow Above 17,000

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday with modest gains pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 17,000, thanks to prices gains in Merck & Co and Pfizer Inc following better-than-expected ...

U.S. Construction Spending-Historical -2-

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

May 04 974.2 0.6 12.4: 755.3 1.1 15.6: 199.8 -1.3 2.8: 218.9 -1.3 2.7 Apr 04 968.8 0.8 12.7: 747.1 1.0 15.4: 202.4 -0.3 4.6: 221.8 0.2 4.7 Mar 04 961.1 2.2 12.9: 739.8 1.3 15.1: 202.9 4.7 5.8: 221.2 ...