U.S. Durable Goods-Historical

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

Seasonally adjusted data in millions of dollars. R denotes revised. (NAIC Historic Time Series). Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -NEW ORDERS- -SHIPMENTS- -UNFILLED ORDERS- Mo Ago Yr A Mo Ago Yr Ag Mo Ago Yr Ago Level % chg % chg: ...

Global Stocks Mostly Gain Despite China Plunge -- 2nd Update

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Riva Gold Global stocks shrugged off a plunge in Chinese markets Thursday after a late turnaround on Wall Street helped rekindle investors' appetite for risk. The Stoxx Europe 600 was up 1.9% in afternoon trade after a rally in ...

U.S. Durable Orders Rise 4.9% in January

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Anna Louie Sussman and Jeffrey Sparshott WASHINGTON--Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted their largest monthly gain since last spring, a sign the battered manufacturing industry could be stabilizing after one of its worst years since the recession ended. New ...

Dynegy to Buy Assets From French Utility Engie

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

Dynegy Inc. said Thursday it would buy Engie's U.S. fossil portfolio for $3.3 billion, snapping up assets from the beleaguered French power utility in its latest move to bulk up. Houston-based Dynegy said it would make the purchase through a ...

Brazil Urban Unemployment Rises to 7.6% in January

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Rogerio Jelmayer SÃO PAULO--Joblessness in large Brazilian cities increased in January, while wages dropped, as the country's economy continues to struggle. Urban unemployment increased to 7.6% in January from 6.9% in December, according to country's statistical bureau, the IBGE. ...

Irish Election Likely to Hit Establishment Parties

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Paul Hannon in Dublin and Patricia Kowsmann in Lisbon Ireland's general election on Friday is the latest sign that the legacy of the eurozone's debt crisis is reshaping political landscapes around Europe. Across Western Europe and especially in countries ...

U.S. Stocks Little Changed; Energy Shares Slide

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Riva Gold and Aaron Kuriloff U.S. stocks bounced between slight gains and losses Thursday, while energy shares and oil prices fell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 33 points, or 0.2%, to 16517. The S&P; 500 gained 0.1% and ...

U.S. Stocks Climb, Along With Oil Prices

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Aaron Kuriloff and Riva Gold U.S. stocks rose along with oil prices Thursday, as energy shares pared losses and financial companies gained. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 141 points, or 0.9%, to 16626. The S&P; 500 gained 0.7% ...

U.S. Government Bonds Rise on Slumping Oil

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Min Zeng U.S. government bonds strengthened Thursday as lower oil prices and a sharp decline in China's equity markets stoked demand for haven assets. In recent trading, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was 1.717%, according to ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Rises Vs. Yen, But Erases Gains Against Euro, Pound

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch , Hiroyuki Kachi Oil rout is driving a broader risk-off sentiment The dollar traded higher against the yen Thursday after official U.S. data showed factories did brisk business in January, confirming earlier signs that manufacturing has ...

Cocoa Rises as Stunted Beans Arrive in Growing Regions

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Julie Wernau Cocoa prices rose Thursday as traders expected recent dry weather to slash production for the upcoming West African smaller midcrop. Cocoa for May was up 1.3%, at $2,963 a ton, on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange. "People ...

Oil Prices Shake Off Losses, Turn Positive on Cutback Hopes

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Christian Berthelsen Oil prices shook off losses Thursday and ended the day with a gain after Venezuela's oil minister said his country would meet with other top global producers to discuss efforts to stabilize the market. Both major oil ...

Ambulance Operator Controlled by Lynn Tilton Files for Bankruptcy

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

TransCare Corp., a private ambulance company controlled by private-equity queen Lynn Tilton, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, halting its operations in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The company and 10 affiliates, all controlled by Ms. Tilton's Patriarch Partners, filed for chapter ...

Dollar Higher Against Yen as Nikkei Extends Gains

TODAY: April 29, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 25, 2016

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was higher against the yen during Asian trade Thursday, with the emergence of midafternoon buying in the Tokyo stock market prompting some investors to abandon the traditional safety of the Japanese currency. Around 0450 GMT, ...