Crude Oil Futures Trade Lower on Global Tensions

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 28, 2014

By Cassie Werber LONDON--Crude oil futures traded lower Monday, as tension in several parts of the globe failed to shift the commodity out of a range it has traded in for the last eight days. ICE September crude was down ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Skid; Pending Home Sales Drop

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 28, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market moved decidedly lower Monday as excitement from a flurry of deal news, including the takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc. by Dollar Tree Inc. proved ...

Lloyds Pays $370 Million to Settle Rate Probe -- 3rd Update

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 28, 2014

By Max Colchester LONDON--Rate rigging has a new victim: the Bank of England. On Monday, Lloyds Banking Group PLC said its traders rigged a benchmark interest rate to cut fees it paid the central bank to access emergency taxpayer funding ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Eke Out Small Gains

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 28, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market ended Monday's choppy trading session mostly higher as investors weighed soft housing data against a flurry of deal news, including the takeover of Family Dollar ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Eke Out Small Gains

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 28, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market ended Monday's choppy trading session mostly higher as investors weighed soft housing data against a flurry of deal news, including the takeover of Family Dollar ...

Brazilian Stocks Close Lower; Real Stronger Against Dollar

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 28, 2014

By Luciana Magalhaes RIO DE JANEIRO--Brazilian shares closed slightly lower Monday, led by losses at ethanol and sugar producer Cosan SA Industria e Comercio. The real closed stronger against the dollar. The Ibovespa stocks index fell 0.22% to 57695 points. ...

TECH STOCKS: Zillow Falls On $3.5 Billion Trulia Acquisition

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 28, 2014

By Rex Crum, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Tech stocks started the week off on a mostly negative note Monday, with declines coming from many sector leaders, including Zillow Inc. after the online real-estate information company announced a $3.5 billion ...

Danone May Sell Medical Nutrition Unit to Hospira -- FT

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 27, 2014

Danone S.A. (DANOY, BN.FR) is in talks to sell its medical nutrition unit to Hospira Inc. (HSP), The Financial Times reports Sunday citing people familiar with the situation. According to the report, Hospira would acquire the unit in an almost ...

India Blocks WTO Agreement to Ease Trade Rules

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 27, 2014

By Eric Bellman and Peter Kenny GENEVA--India effectively blocked an international agreement on easing trade regulations last week, saying the effort to promote global trade should be linked to food security. At a meeting of the World Trade Organization in ...

Berkshire Energy's AltaLink Buy Clears First Hurdle

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 26, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway Energy's application to buy SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.'s AltaLink power transmission unit has received preliminary approval, Canadian Industry Minister James Moore said, noting the deal still needs approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission. The 3.2 billion-Canadian-dollar ($2.92 billion) deal ...

Germany Calls for Swift Sanctions On Russia After Downing of MH17 -Report

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 26, 2014

By Andrea Thomas BERLIN--German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for the swift implementation of sanctions against sectors of the Russian economy, signaling that the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine and Moscow's insufficient support of the Ukraine ...

EU Lines Up Sector-Wide Economic Sanctions on Russia -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 26, 2014

By Laurence Norman and Matthew Dalton BRUSSELS--Europe is coalescing behind a plan to impose wider economic sanctions on Russia as early as Tuesday, European Union officials said Friday. The movement came after a meeting of ambassadors from EU member states ...

IMF Urges Ukraine to Honor Emergency Funding Obligations

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 26, 2014

By Ian Talley WASHINGTON--The International Monetary Fund has urged Ukraine's fragile government to honor its bailout obligations, a sign the fund is concerned a breakdown in the country's coalition could jeopardize its emergency financing package. Ukraine's ruling coalition broke up ...

Destination Maternity Yanks Offer to Combine with Mothercare

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

LONDON--U.S. maternity apparel company Destination Maternity said Friday it doesn't intend to make an offer for Mothercare PLC and is withdrawing its proposal for a possible combination with Mothercare. On July 2, Destination Maternity made an announcement confirming its interest ...

India Blocks Agreement on Easing Global Trade Rules

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Peter Kenny and Eric Bellman GENEVA--India effectively blocked an international agreement on easing trade regulations, saying the effort to promote global trade should be linked to food security. At a meeting of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, India ...

EU Lines Up Sector-Wide Economic Sanctions on Russia -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Laurence Norman and Matthew Dalton BRUSSELS--European nations are coalescing behind a plan to impose wider economic sanctions on Russia as early as Tuesday, a top European Union official said Friday. The movement came after a meeting of ambassadors from ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Open Lower; Dow Falls Below 17,000

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market opened lower on Friday, weighed down by disappointing reports from companies such as Amazon.com and Visa Inc. Nonetheless, the main benchmarks were on track to ...

State Department Names New Energy Envoy -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Amy Harder WASHINGTON--The State Department on Friday named Amos Hochstein as acting special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, filling the position at a critical time for the Obama administration's energy diplomacy efforts. The State Department's Bureau of ...