Halliburton, Baker Hughes Agree to Extend Antitrust Review Period

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Angela Chen Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. have agreed to extend until at least Nov. 25 the Justice Department's antitrust review period of their $35 billion merger. Halliburton also has proposed to competition authorities a plan to divest ...

Behind the Deal to Bring J.P. Morgan Jobs to New Jersey

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Heather Haddon and Josh Dawsey The deal Thursday to bring more than 2,000 bank jobs to New Jersey from New York City began last year with a phone call. Last fall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected ...

Behind the Deal to Bring J.P. Morgan Jobs to New Jersey

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Heather Haddon and Josh Dawsey The deal Thursday to bring more than 2,000 bank jobs to New Jersey from New York City began last year with a phone call. Last fall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected ...

Asian Shares: China Shares Rise but Uncertainty Hovers--3rd Update

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Gregor Stuart Hunter China shares ended higher Friday, while other Asian markets were flat, as investors assess whether a recovery in Chinese stocks proves sustainable. The Shanghai Composite ended up 4.5% at 3877.80, though the index is off 24.9% ...

Yen Weakens Again on Greek Hopes, China Stock Gains

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Hiroyuki Kachi The yen lost ground against its rivals again in Asian trade Friday, with another day of stock market gains in China and hopes for Greek bailout talks over the weekend prompting investors to move away from the ...

Nissan, Honda to Ship More Cars From Home

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

TOKYO?Japanese auto makers are preparing to ship more cars to North America from Japan to take advantage of the yen's weakness, after years of moving production to local markets. Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. both plan to increase ...

European Shares Surge on Greek Deal Optimism

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks surged Friday after new Greek proposals for policy overhauls and budget cuts appeared closer to creditors' demands, fueling investor hopes the country can strike a deal to keep it in the eurozone. Eurozone decision makers ...

Frnech President: Greece Proposals Are Serious, Credible

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By William Horobin PARIS--Greece's economic overhaul proposals are "credible" and enable talks to keep the country in the eurozone to restart, French President François Hollande said Friday. The French leader's comments come as eurozone officials review a 13-page plan submitted ...

French Industrial Output Rebounds in May

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By William Horobin PARIS--French industrial production rebounded in May after a sharp drop in April and zero growth in March, data showed Friday. Industrial production in the eurozone's second largest economy rose 0.4% in May from April, when it fell ...

Markets Rally on Greek Deal Optimism -- 4th Update

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Tommy Stubbington Markets rallied Friday after new Greek proposals for policy overhauls and budget cuts appeared closer to creditors' demands, fueling investor hopes that the country could strike a deal to keep it in the eurozone. The Stoxx Europe ...

Yellen: Fed Remains on Track to Raise Rates in 2015

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Jon Hilsenrath And Ben Leubsdorf CLEVELAND -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's plan to start raising short-term U.S. interest rates later this year and pointed to tentative signs that wages are on the rise as ...

Sugar Rises on Brazilian Harvest Outlook; Cotton Gains

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Julie Wernau Sugar prices rose Friday after a major consulting firm lowered its forecast for Brazil's production of the sweetener. Datagro, a Brazilian consulting firm on sugar and ethanol, estimated the country's main growing region would produce 30.7 million ...

UK Wages Likely Shot Up in May, Analysts Say

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Jon Sindreu LONDON--Economists expect official figures due this coming week to show pay for British workers surged in the three months to May. According to median forecasts by analysts polled by The Wall Street Journal, average weekly earnings likely ...

Seritage Growth Taps CFO With Real Estate, Banking Background

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

Seritage Growth Properties said Friday that it has hired Agree Realty Corp. executive Brian Dickman as its finance chief, rounding out the management team for the real-estate investment trust recently spun off from Sears Holdings Corp. Mr. Dickman, who has ...

U.S. Grains, Soybeans Rise Ahead of USDA Report

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Jesse Newman CHICAGO--U.S. grain and soybeans futures gained in early trade Friday as traders squared positions ahead of a monthly government report and concerns eased somewhat over China's economy. Soybean prices led the gains amid buying ahead of a ...

S&P 500, Nasdaq Futures -- Technical Analysis

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

Chicago Mercantile Exchange September S&P; 500 Futures 2121.30 -- lifetime high 2121.30 -- previous month's high 2086.93 -- second pivot point resistance 2082.63 -- 100-day moving average 2080.47 -- 18-day moving average 2068.00 -- previous day's high 2063.07 -- first ...

U.S. Wholesale Trade-Historical

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

Seasonally adjusted sales and inventories in millions of dollars. R denotes revision. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -TOTAL SALES- -TOTAL INVENTORIES- -INVTY/ Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago Yr Ago SALES- Level % chg % chg : Level % chg % ...

U.S. Stocks Rally on Greece Deal Hopes

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By Austen Hufford U.S. stocks rallied Friday after fresh Greek economic proposals appeared to put Athens closer to striking a bailout deal with its creditors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 211.79 points, or 1.2%, to 17760.41, while the S&P; ...

China New Car Sales Drop in June--Update

TODAY: Sept. 2, 2015 PUB DATE: July 10, 2015

By John Stoll The global auto industry's biggest market has slipped into the slow lane, with China new-car sales registering a rare monthly decline that indicates top car companies have another headache to handle in emerging markets. Although growth has ...