Thai Confidence Improves After Coup

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

BANGKOK--Thailand's consumer confidence index rose on Tuesday for the first time in 14 months, while its stock market continued to advance, indicating the Thai public and investors are feeling positive about the military junta's steps so far to ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Fall; S&P 500 Retreats From Record

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The benchmark S&P; 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average inch lower as they struggle to build on three straight days of modest gains that sent both indexes to records in ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Falls Vs. Rivals; Euro Rebounds Above $1.36

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar fell against major rivals Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a raft of U.S. economic data and likely easing from the European Central Bank this week, which could boost the ...

ISM-New York: Business Conditions Index Rebounds

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

Business activity in the New York City area rebounded in May, although the pace remains weak compared with earlier levels. The Institute for Supply Management-New York said Tuesday its current business conditions index increased to a three-month high of 55 ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Falls Vs. Rivals; Euro Rebounds Above $1.36

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar inched down against major rivals Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting that is likely to bring additional easing, which could boost the case for dollar strength ...

BOND REPORT: Biggest 4-day Jump In U.S. 10-year Yields Since March

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices fell for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday, sending benchmark yields to their biggest four-day rise since the beginning of March, as the market continued to unwind a move from a ...

Chinese Investors to Buy Brookstone at Auction

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

Chinese investment firm Sailing Capital and Chinese conglomerate Sanpower teamed up to buy Brookstone Holdings Corp. for more than $173 million at a Monday bankruptcy auction, according to an attorney working on the case. Cooley LLP partner Cathy Hershcopf, who ...

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Sink For Fourth Straight Session

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices fell for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday, sending benchmark yields to their highest in over a week, as the market continued to unwind a move from a week ago. The ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Edge Lower; GM Sales Jump In May

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The benchmark S&P; 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average inch lower as they struggle to build on three straight days of modest gains that sent both indexes to records in ...

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Weak As Investors Wait For ECB Meeting

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets moved lower on Tuesday after lackluster euro-zone inflation data strengthened the case for the European Central Bank to bring in new easing measures. Analysts noted, however, that the prospect of looser ...

ISM-New York: May Business Conditions Index Rebounds to 55.3

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Kathleen Madigan Business activity in the New York City area rebounded in May, although the pace remains weak compared with earlier levels. The Institute for Supply Management-New York said Tuesday its current business conditions index increased to a three-month ...

Polish Central Bank to Keep Rates Unchanged Until End of 3Q

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Marcin Sobczyk WARSAW--Poland's central bank Tuesday said interest rates should remain unchanged until the end of the third quarter, while new guidance on rates will be given after rate setters get an updated economic growth projection in July ...

Oil Futures Rise on Signs of Higher U.S. Demand

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Timothy Puko NEW YORK--U.S. oil prices rose slightly Tuesday, overcoming a morning dip after U.S. car makers reported strong sales. Light, sweet crude for July delivery settled up 19 cents, or 0.2%, to $102.66 a ...

Asian Morning Briefing: U.S. Stocks Edge Lower

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

MARKETS AT A GLANCE (Data as of approximately 5 p.m. ET) LAST CHANGE % CHG DJIA 16722.34 -21.29 -0.13% Nasdaq 4234.08 -3.12 -0.07% S&P; 500 1924.24 -0.73 -0.04% Japan: Nikkei ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Falls Vs. Rivals; Euro Rebounds Above $1.36

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar inched down against major rivals Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting that is likely to bring additional easing, which could boost the case for dollar strength ...

EU Economic Pact With Ukraine May Face Delay

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

BRUSSELS--The European Union is working toward signing a broad trade and political agreement with Ukraine later this month, senior EU officials said Tuesday, but it's not yet certain if it will be ready in time. The EU will sign ...

Acadia to Acquire U.K. Behavioral-Health Firm

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. (ACHC) agreed to acquire U.K.-based independent behavioral-health services firm Partnerships in Care for roughly $660 million, providing a foothold in Britain. "We believe the inpatient behavioral care market in the UK represents a very ...

G-7 Stands Ready to Intensify Russian Sanctions

TODAY: Oct. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: June 3, 2014

BRUSSELS--The Group of Seven developed nations stands ready to intensify sanctions against Russia if there is no de-escalation of Moscow's "unacceptable" pressure on Ukraine, according to the draft text of a statement due to be released Thursday. Leaders from ...