Global Stocks Mostly Higher Ahead of ECB -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Christopher Whittall and Riva Gold Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday ahead of a closely watched announcement from the European Central Bank later in the day. The Stoxx Europe 600 was up 0.8% midway through the session. Futures markets ...

Eurozone Growth Slower Than Previously Estimated -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Paul Hannon The eurozone economy grew at a slightly slower pace than first estimated in November as the terror attacks on Paris took a greater toll on French activity, according to surveys of purchasing managers released Thursday. The surveys ...

Global Stocks Little Changed Ahead of ECB

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Riva Gold Global stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of a closely watched announcement from the European Central Bank later in the day. The Stoxx Europe 600 was up 0.3% in early trade. Stocks in Asia were mixed after ...

Gold Falls to Multiyear Lows

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Ese Erheriene LONDON--Gold prices fell to fresh multiyear lows on the London spot market Thursday, after stronger-than-expected employment data out of the U.S. and a hawkish speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen boosted the dollar. The dollar's gains ...

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Bounce Higher On ECB Stimulus Hopes

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Services activity growth slows in eurozone European stocks pushed higher Thursday, with investors widely anticipating the European Central Bank will unveil more measures aimed at bolstering the eurozone economy. The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.6% to ...

Slowdown in Russia's Services Sector Eased in November

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--The slowdown in Russia's services sector eased in November, but companies kept on shedding jobs, a Markit survey of purchasing managers showed Thursday. The Purchasing Managers' Index for the services sector rose to 49.8 in November from ...

S&P 500, Nasdaq Futures Dec. 2 -- Technical Analysis

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Kira Brecht Chicago Mercantile Exchange December S&P; 500 Futures 2114.20 -- lifetime high 2111.43 -- second pivot point resistance 2110.00 -- previous month's high 2105.57 -- first pivot point resistance 2104.80 -- previous day's high 2089.23 -- 4-day moving ...

ECB Cuts Deposit Rate, Extends Asset-Purchase Program -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Paul Hannon and Todd Buell FRANKFURT--The European Central Bank took fresh steps on Thursday to boost too-low inflation, cutting its deposit interest rate further into negative territory and extending its purchases of government bonds through March 2017. The moves ...

ECB's Interest Rate Decision is Challenge for Eurozone's Neighbors

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Paul Hannon The European Central Bank's decision to boost its stimulus programs may send ripples across the rest of the continent, prompting policy easing by other central banks to avoid fresh declines in already low inflation rates. The ECB ...

CURRENCIES: Euro Jumps To 4-week High After ECB Easing Disappoints

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch , Hiroyuki Kachi The rate cut wasn't large enough to push the currency lower, analysts say The euro rose to its highest level in four weeks Thursday after European Central Bank stimulus measures left investors underwhelmed. ...

In the Fight Against Counterfeits, Even the Raids Can Be Fake

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Kathy Chu HONG KONG--As fake versions of its pricey sunglasses flooded China, Gucci filed a lawsuit early this year against a Chinese company it believed was behind some counterfeits. Gucci's case appeared strong: The Italian luxury brand had obtained ...

Fiat Chrysler Approves Ferrari Spinoff

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

Ferrari NV parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Thursday approved the spinoff of its luxury sports car manufacturer, just as the shine comes off one of the one of the year's hottest initial public offerings. Indeed, Ferrari is hitting some ...

U.S. Stocks Slide as Energy Shares Weigh Again

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Saumya Vaishampayan And Lisa Beilfuss U.S. stocks fell to session lows in early afternoon trading Thursday as all sectors in the S&P; 500 traded lower and the energy sector again posted steep losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped ...

U.S. Stocks Extend Declines as ECB Disappoints Investors

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Saumya Vaishampayan And Lisa Beilfuss U.S. stocks pushed lower in volatile trading after the European Central Bank disappointed investors with its expanded stimulus program. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 220 points, or 1.2%, to 17509. The S&P; 500 ...

Dollar Weakens as ECB Disappoints

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By James Ramage The dollar weakened broadly on Thursday as investors scrambled to cover losses in positions in European equities and bets against the euro after fresh European Central Bank easing measures fell short of market expectations. The euro rose ...

Janet Yellen Emphasizes Slow Pace of Rate Increases

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Jon Hilsenrath Federal Reserve interest-rate increases will come slowly in the months ahead amid tepid growth overseas and divergent monetary policies between the U.S. and other nations, Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Thursday. Ms. Yellen's testimony for Congress's Joint Economic ...

Janet Yellen Emphasizes Slow Pace of Rate Increases

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Jon Hilsenrath Federal Reserve interest-rate increases will come slowly in the months ahead amid tepid growth overseas and divergent monetary policies between the U.S. and other nations, Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Thursday. Ms. Yellen's testimony for Congress's Joint Economic ...

U.S. House Passes Five-Year Transportation Bill -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 3, 2015

By Siobhan Hughes WASHINGTON--The House on Thursday passed a $305 billion measure to fund highways and mass-transit projects for the next five years, in a bill that wraps together the demands of road builders and unions with the wishes of ...