Asian Rubber Futures End Lower as Japan Shares Fall

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Lucy Craymer Tokyo rubber prices continued to move lower after the Japanese stock market declined more than 5% and the yield on the benchmark government bond entered negative territory for the first time. The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average closed ...

German Industrial Production and Exports Drop in December

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Nina Adam FRANKFURT--German industrial production dropped unexpectedly in December and exports were also down from November, a sign that Europe's largest economy ended 2015 on a weak note. Industrial production, adjusted for seasonal swings and calendar effects, fell 1.2% ...

Jobless Claims, Import Prices Seen Falling -- Data Week Ahead

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

The following are forecasts for this week's remaining U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal. On the calendar for this week is the semiannual testimony to Congress by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Ms. Yellen will ...

S&P 500, Nasdaq Futures -- Technical Analysis

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

Chicago Mercantile Exchange March S&P; 500 Futures 2108.90 -- lifetime high 2042.00 -- previous month's high 1993.89 -- 100-day moving average 1931.87 -- second pivot point resistance 1902.93 -- first pivot point resistance 1895.21 - - 9-day moving average 1887.35 ...

U.S. Wholesale Trade-Historical -2-

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

Aug 05 303,990 1.5 9.2 : 356,777 0.4 8.3 : 1.17 Jul 05 299,635 1.1 8.9 : 355,230 0.4 8.9 : 1.19 Jun 05 296,279 0.4 8.3 : 353,752 0.5 10.4 : 1.19 May 05 295,000 -0.5 7.9 : 351,931 ...

Obama Proposes $4.1 Trillion Fiscal 2017 Budget

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Nick Timiraos WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama packed his final budget proposal with more than $4.1 trillion in tax breaks and spending in a fiscal 2017 plan designed to find a few spots of bipartisan agreement now while also laying out ...

Coke to Step Up North American Restructuring

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Mike Esterl Coca-Cola Co. said Tuesday it will greatly accelerate the restructuring of its North American operations, refranchising distribution and divesting roughly 55 soda-bottling plants by the end of next year. The Atlanta-based beverage giant also reported healthy U.S. ...

MetLife Case Challenging SIFI Label Nears Hearing

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

A central part of the 2010 Dodd Frank financial law is about to get its own stress test. MetLife Inc. will try to persuade a federal judge Wednesday that it shouldn't be designated a "systemically important financial institution," in the ...

Wendy's Profit, Revenue Top Expectations -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Julie Jargon and Joshua Jamerson Wendy's Co. reported fourth-quarter profit that beat expectations by operating fewer of its own restaurants and by offering meals for $4. Wendy's said it expects same-store sales growth in 2016 of about 3% in ...

U.S. Grains, Soybeans Lower Before Crop Report

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Jesse Newman CHICAGO--U.S. grain and soybean prices extended losses on Tuesday as traders squared positions ahead of a monthly crop report due out from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Corn prices fell to a fresh more-than-three-week low, buffeted by ...

CVS Growth Driven by Acquisitions, Pharmacy Services

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

CVS Health Corp. reported higher profit and revenue in its fourth quarter, as recent acquisitions and strength in its pharmacy-services business continue to drive growth. CVS's reimbursement rates have been under pressure as more drugs are dispensed through federal Medicare ...

Cocoa Drops on Signs of Higher Production

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Julie Wernau Cocoa prices dropped Tuesday as signs of a strong main crop in West Africa outweighed fears that the upcoming, smaller mid-crop could be harmed by yearly strong winds. Cocoa for May delivery, the most active contract, fell ...

White House Proposes New Cybersecurity Plan

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Damian Paletta WASHINGTON--White House officials plan to enact a range of initiatives this year that they believe will strengthen computer networks against cyberattacks, but part of the proposal--a big increase in federal spending--could hit a wall because it relies ...

Bank of England Eyeing Overall Credit Growth

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

LONDON?A top Bank of England official said Tuesday that the central bank may take steps to restrain credit growth in the U.K. if lending begins growing faster than the economy as a whole. Jon Cunliffe, the BOE's deputy governor for ...

Oil Prices Rise Amid Uncertainty on Output Cuts

TODAY: Feb. 9, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 9, 2016

By Biman Mukherji Oil prices rose in Asia on Tuesday, despite receding hopes of a coordinated production cut between major oil producers. A Sunday meeting between Saudi Arabia and Venezuela ended without any plans for production cuts, damaging hopes that ...