U.S. Adds 223,000 Jobs in April; Jobless Rate Falls To 5.4%

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 8, 2015

By Josh Mitchell and Kate Davidson WASHINGTON--U.S. employers resumed a solid pace of hiring last month and the jobless rate fell, priming the economy to snap back from a brutal winter. Nonfarm payrolls grew a seasonally adjusted 223,000 in April, ...

U.S. Stock Futures Rise After Jobs Report

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 8, 2015

By Saumya Vaishampayan U.S. stock futures extended gains Friday after the government's employment report for April showed jobs gains in line with expectations. Treasury yields fell, the dollar weakened against the euro and the yen and gold prices rose after ...

Dollar Edges Lower After Jobs Report

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 8, 2015

By James Ramage The dollar weakened against the euro and the yen on Friday after data showed the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April but March employment gains were much smaller than previously estimated. The dollar fell against the ...

U.S. Jobs-Historical

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 8, 2015

Employment in thousands of persons. Average hours and earnings in dollars. Aggregate hours index (100=2012). Source: U.S. Labor Department. NOTE: Establishment data reflects the conversion to the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as tabulation basis. ...

Greek Documents Baffle Eurozone Officials -- 5th Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 8, 2015

By Viktoria Dendrinou BRUSSELS--Economic plans and growth estimates distributed by Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to some of his eurozone counterparts have baffled officials involved in the talks over its international bailout. Officials say that the files differ greatly from ...

U.S. Stocks Jump After Jobs Report

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 8, 2015

By Dan Strumpf U.S. stocks jumped Friday after the employment report for April showed an economy continuing to grow, but at a pace that investors believe could keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates until late this year. The ...

U.S. Stocks Jump After Jobs Report

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 8, 2015

By Dan Strumpf U.S. stocks rose Friday after the employment report for April showed an economy continuing to grow, but at a pace that investors believe could keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates until late this year. The ...

MetLife's Operating Profit Rises 4.9% -- 2nd Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

By Leslie Scism Rivals MetLife Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. posted increases in first-quarter operating profit, even as the life-insurance industry continues to wrestle with ultralow interest rates. MetLife, the U.S.'s largest life insurer by assets with a large international ...

IMF Sees Risks for Asia-Pacific

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

BEIJING--Rising debts, a stronger dollar and weaker-than-expected performances from China and Japan pose increasing risks to the broader Asia-Pacific region, even as it looks likely to remain the world's fastest-growing, the International Monetary Fund said. The Asia-Pacific region is likely ...

Siemens Profit Boosted by Asset Sale

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

By Christopher Alessi MUNICH--German engineering giant Siemens AG reported a surge in net profit for the second quarter of 2015, driven largely by gains it booked from the sale of its stake in a household appliances joint venture with Robert ...

Siemens Profit Boosted by Asset Sale

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

MUNICH--German engineering giant Siemens AG reported a surge in net profit for the second quarter of 2015, driven largely by gains it booked from the sale of its stake in a household appliances joint venture with Robert Bosch GmbH and ...

Priceline Gives Soft Outlook

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

By Chelsey Dulaney Priceline Group Inc. on Thursday gave a soft outlook for its current quarter as the strengthening dollar continues to hamstring its growth, though the company posted better-than-expected profit and revenue for the first three months of the ...

Russia's Private Sector Stabilizes in April; Services Output Up to 50.7

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

By Olga Razumovskaya MOSCOW--Russia's private sector stabilized in April as output rose across both the services and manufacturing sectors for the first time since September, data from the HSBC Services Purchasing Manager's Index showed Thursday. The headline services PMI index ...

Swiss Central Bank Forex Reserves Fall in April

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

ZURICH--The value of Switzerland's foreign-currency reserves dropped by half a billion Swiss francs in April, data showed Thursday, largely because of the weakness of the dollar, said analysts. Foreign currency reserves edged down to 521.9 billion Swiss francs ($570.8 billion) ...

Poland Cancels Thursday's Tender Amid Bond Selloff

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

WARSAW--Poland's finance ministry said Thursday it has decided to abandon its plan to sell 3 billion to 5 billion zlotys ($835.2 million to $1.39 billion) of treasury papers due in 2017, 2020 and 2024 amid a bond market selloff. Yields ...

French Trade Deficit Widens in March

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

By Inti Landauro PARIS--France's trade deficit widened in March from February as oil imports increased in volume and price, the country's customs office said Thursday. The eurozone's second-largest economy recorded a 4.6 billion euro ($5.24 billion) trade deficit in March ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stock Futures Slide Amid Global Selloff

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Whole Foods slides more than 10% after reporting earnings Wall Street was poised for a lower open Thursday, with stock-index futures keep pace with a selloff with some other stock markets across the globe that has ...

U.S. Stock Futures Edge Lower

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: May 7, 2015

By Saumya Vaishampayan U.S. stock futures fell slightly Thursday, tugged lower by stock-market declines overseas. S&P; 500 futures fell four points, or 0.2%, to 2070. E-mini Dow futures lost 45 points, or 0.3%, to 17737. E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures declined 11 ...