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

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Austen Hufford And Saumya Vaishampayan U.S. stocks were little changed Thursday, as Greece's bailout talks with creditors appeared set to stretch into the weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was nearly flat at 17967. The S&P; 500 index gained ...

Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Health-Law Subsidies--2nd Update

TODAY: Sept. 3, 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 ...

Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Health-Law Subsidies

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Brent Kendall And Louise Radnofsky WASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 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 marks ...

Kroger Raises Dividend, Approves 2-for-1 Stock Split

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

Kroger Co. said Thursday it is raising its quarterly dividend, launching a 2-for-1 stock split and initiating a $500 million stock-buyback program as the grocery chain has reported stronger results in recent quarters. All Kroger shareholders as of July 6 ...

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

TODAY: Sept. 3, 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 another central element of the Obama administration's sweeping trade agenda. The vote was 286-138 on the bill, which was packaged ...

Significant Differences Snarl Greek Talks -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Nektaria Stamouli And Gabriele Steinhauser BRUSSELS--Talks to keep Greece solvent stumbled with just days to go to reach a bailout deal as significant divisions over pension cuts and other conditions for aid prompted European finance chiefs to cut short ...

Cameron Kicks Off Official Campaign for EU Concessions

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Jenny Gross BRUSSELS--British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to push forward his demands for a changed relationship with the European Union at a summit in Brussels starting Thursday, his first official opportunity to jointly discuss his objectives since he ...

China Agrees to Limit Currency Interventions, Lew Says

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON?China has committed to limiting its currency interventions to moves countering damaging swings in exchange rates, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday after high-level talks with top officials visiting from Beijing. The commitment, agreed upon in the annual round ...

McDonald's Shakes Up Taiwan, China Strategy

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

BEIJING?McDonald's Corp. is aiming to sell its stores in Taiwan to a franchise operator and expand its franchise business in China, a spokesman said Thursday, as the company tries to turn around its fortunes in Asia and cut costs globally. ...

German Consumer Sentiment Hit by Greek Crisis

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Emese Bartha FRANKFURT--German consumer sentiment is set to worsen slightly in July for the first time since last October, GfK market research group said in its monthly survey on Thursday, as the Greek crisis weighs on Europe's largest economy. ...

Cameron Kicks Off Official Campaign for EU Concessions -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Jenny Gross and Tom Fairless BRUSSELS--British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to push forward his demands for a changed relationship with the European Union at a summit in Brussels, his first official opportunity to jointly discuss his objectives since ...

IMF: Greece Would Be in Arrears If It Misses Payment--Update

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Ian Talley WASHINGTON--Greece will immediately be in arrears to the International Monetary Fund if it fails to make a $1.7 billion debt repayment due June 30, an IMF spokesman said Thursday as bailout talks remained gridlocked. IMF Managing Director ...

Palladium Falls to Near Two-Year Low; Gold Steady

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Ira Iosebashvili Palladium prices tumbled to their lowest level in almost two years on Thursday, amid concerns about weak auto demand from the U.S. and China during a time of plentiful output from South African mines. Palladium for July ...

U.S. Jobless Claims Ticked Up To 271,000

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Ben Leubsdorf and Josh Mitchell WASHINGTON--The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits ticked up last week but remained at a historically low level. Initial claims for jobless benefits, a measure of layoffs across the U.S. economy, ...

Canada Average Weekly Earnings Rose 2.5% in April from Year Ago

TODAY: Sept. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: June 25, 2015

By Judy McKinnon Average weekly earnings of Canadian non-farm payroll employees rose 2.5% in April from a year earlier, and were little changed month-over-month, Statistics Canada said Thursday. Weekly earnings averaged 955.37 Canadian dollars ($770.46) in April, up from C$931.94 ...