Cinven Buys Synlab for About $1.96 Billion

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

European private-equity firm Cinven Ltd. is buying German medical laboratory operator Synlab Group for about ?1.75 billion ($1.96 billion). Cinven will combine Synlab with France's Labco, which it acquired for ?1.2 billion last month, according to two people familiar with ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Choppy Session Lower

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch U.S. stocks ended Thursday's choppy session lower as losses among energy and industrials companies weighed on broader indexes. James M. Meyer, chief investment officer at Tower Bridge Advisors, said that weakness in transportation stocks is weighing ...

U.S. Stocks Fall as Investors Watch Greece Bailout Talks

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Austen Hufford U.S. stocks ended lower on Thursday, as Greece's bailout talks with creditors appeared set to stretch into the weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 75.71 points, or 0.42%, to 17890.36. The index had opened higher, ...

Fast-Track's Passage Sets Up Round Two on Obama's Trade Agenda

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By William Mauldin The White House and Republicans leaders notched a significant victory Wednesday with the Senate's passage of divisive trade legislation, but the win kicks off a grueling, monthslong process to complete a Pacific trade pact that still faces ...

Yen Rises as Greek Debt Concerns Return

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Tatsuo Ito The dollar was lower against the yen in Asia on Thursday as renewed uncertainty over the course of Greek debt talks heightened caution among investors and moderately boosted demand for the safe haven yen. As of 0450 ...

Oil Prices Steady, Investors Shift Focus to Iran Nuclear Deal

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Eric Yep Oil prices moved little in Asian trade Thursday with Nymex oil futures pressured by the resilience of U.S. shale oil production, and as investors shift focus to next week's deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran. On ...

Barnes & Noble Narrows Its Loss

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Lisa Beilfuss Barnes & Noble Inc. reported another loss in its latest quarter as the retailer continues to face a shrinking market for print books, competition from Amazon.com Inc., and sales weakness of its Nook e-reader. Still, the loss ...

Winnebago Profit Climbs, Helped by Motor Home Sales

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Neil Haggerty Winnebago Industries Inc. posted a bigger-than-expected increase in earnings for its latest quarter, helped by higher revenue from a rise in motor home sales. Motor home revenue rose 7.4%, mostly on 11.4% higher shipping volume while the ...

U.S. Stocks Waver as Investors Watch Greece Bailout Talks

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Austen Hufford And Saumya Vaishampayan U.S. stocks turned lower Thursday as Greece's bailout talks with creditors appeared set to stretch into the weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 60 points, or 0.3%, at 17906. The S&P; 500 ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Struggle To Push Higher

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch U.S. stocks struggled to hold on to modest gains, paring them by afternoon on Thursday as investors continued to monitor developments in Greece debt talks. In early trade, stocks were higher following upbeat economic reports. Consumer ...

U.S. Consumer Spending Soars 0.9% in May -- Update

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Josh Mitchell WASHINGTON--Americans boosted spending in May at the fastest rate in almost six years, the latest sign the economy is rebounding from a brutal winter. Personal spending, which measures what consumers spend on everything from cars to medical ...

Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Health-Law Subsidies--Update

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Brent Kendall And Louise Radnofsky WASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Obama administration can continue to subsidize health-insurance purchases by lower-income Americans across the country, a decision that preserves a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act. The ruling ...

GM Taking $600 Million Charge

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

General Motors Co. will take a roughly $600 million pretax charge in the second quarter after changing how it approaches the exchange rate on Venezuelan currency, a spokesman for the Detroit auto maker said on Thursday. The auto maker is ...

House Backs Workers Aid on Heels of Trade Bill--Update

TODAY: Aug. 31, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Siobhan Hughes WASHINGTON--The House passed legislation on Thursday to help workers thrown out of jobs by international trade, completing the latest element of the Obama administration's sweeping trade agenda. The vote was 286-138 on the bill, which was packaged ...