MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stock Futures Climb After GDP Data

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

By Mark DeCambre and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Data on existing home sales on deck U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher Tuesday as investors read the government's second update of gross domestic data as in line with Wall Street expectations. ...

Tata Steel in Talks to Sell Long Products Europe Business

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

By Vibhuti Agarwal NEW DELHI-- Tata Steel Ltd., one of the world's biggest steelmakers, on Tuesday said it is in talks to sell a part of its European business to investment firm Greybull Capital. The announcement comes at a time ...

U.S. Existing Home Sales Plunge in November

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

WASHINGTON?Sales of existing homes nose-dived in November, falling to the slowest pace in 19 months, which the National Association of Realtors attributed to new federal rules for mortgage forms damping the pace of sales. Existing-home sales fell 10.5% in November ...

S&P 500, Nasdaq Futures, Dec. 22 -- Technical Analysis

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

Chicago Mercantile Exchange March S&P; 500 Futures 2108.90 -- lifetime high 2073.70 -- previous month's high 2048.29 -- 18-day moving average 2041.47 -- second pivot-point resistance 2023.92 -- 9-day moving average 2023.75 -- 4-day moving average 2017.83 -- first pivot-point ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Advance For Second Straight Session

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

By Mark DeCambre and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Energy, materials and industrials lead gains U.S. stock indexes advanced Tuesday with the broad-based gains led by a rally in the energy, materials and industrials sectors. The Dow industrials jumped 136 points, or ...

Brazil's Barbosa Continues Effort To Win Over Investors

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

By Jeffrey T. Lewis And Luciana Magalhaes SÃO PAULO--Brazil's new finance minister, Nelson Barbosa, continued his effort to win over investors Tuesday when he reiterated that the government will maintain the same fiscal policies intended to shrink the budget deficit ...

U.S. GDP/Corporate Profits-Historical - Dec 22

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

Percent changes for U.S. gross domestic product are seasonally adjusted at annual rates. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. --Chained-- Blns Blns GDP GDP Current Chained Real Price ImplicitCorp Prof Dlrs 2009 Dlrs Real GDPGDP PCE Index Price After Tax Level Level ...

Songkick Suing Live Nation, Ticketmaster

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

Songkick, the concert-discovery platform that helps artists sell tickets directly to fans, is suing concert promotion giant Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. and its Ticketmaster subsidiary for violating federal antitrust laws. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ...

New Zealand's Trade Deficit in Goods Widens in November on Year

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 22, 2015

By Kate Geenty WELLINGTON, New Zealand--New Zealand's merchandise trade deficit widened in November from a year earlier, as a sharp fall in the value of overseas shipments of milk powder continued to weigh on exports. The country recorded a New ...

ASIA MARKETS: Japan Stocks Fall On Easing Worries; China Gains

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 21, 2015

By Chao Deng Property and brokerage shares soar on Shanghai Composite Shares in Japan fell Monday amid worries that the central bank will be reluctant to expand its easing program in the coming year, while in China, property and brokerage ...

ASIA MARKETS: Japan Stocks Fall On Easing Worries; China Gains

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 21, 2015

By Chao Deng Property and brokerage shares soar on Shanghai Composite Shares in Japan fell Monday amid worries that the central bank will be reluctant to expand its easing program in the coming year, while in China, property and brokerage ...

Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Won't Push for Abrupt Economic Changes in Myanmar

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 21, 2015

By Shibani Mahtani YANGON, Myanmar-- When it forms Myanmar's government next month, the National League for Democracy--led by Aung San Suu Kyi--plans to largely continue the economic policies of the outgoing military-backed administration and won't attempt to shutter businesses linked ...

Japan Leads Asian Shares Lower

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 21, 2015

Shares in Japan led Asian markets lower Monday, amid worries that the central bank will be reluctant to expand its easing program in the coming year. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 1.6%, adding to its 1.9% decline on Friday whenthe ...

German Producer Prices Register Sharpest Annual Drop in Almost 6 Years

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 21, 2015

By Nina Adam FRANKFURT--German producer prices registered the sharpest annual drop in almost six years in November, pulled lower by energy prices, the Federal Statistical Office said Monday. Producer prices fell 0.2% on the month and were 2.5% lower compared ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Poised To Rebound, Shake Off Oil Drop

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 21, 2015

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Bargain hunting expected in shortened week of trading U.S. stocks looked set to rebound from a losing week on Monday, as investors shook off further weakness for oil prices and appeared ready to hunt bargains in ...

U.S. Government Bonds Little Changed to Start Shortened Week

TODAY: Feb. 12, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 21, 2015

By Min Zeng U.S. government bonds were little changed Monday to start a holiday-shortened week, following a recent price gain. Investors scooped up ultrasafe U.S. government debt Friday, driven by a decline in crude-oil prices. The price slump in oil ...