Markets Rise But Russia In Focus-- 2nd Update

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Josie Cox Mounting tensions between Russia and the West continued to dominate the mood across European markets Tuesday, although stocks rebounded fromMonday's lows. Russia's Micex index was able to claw back some of its recent losses, rising to close ...

Finland Backs Tougher Sanctions on Russia, Reversing Course -- Update

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Juhana Rossi and Matthew Dalton As tensions between the European Union and Russia simmered, Finland on Tuesday dropped its former hesitation and backed EU moves to impose stiffer economic sanctions against Russia. Finland, whose fragile economy is closely linked ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Higher; Herbalife Gain Best Ever

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market closed modestly higher, boosted by better-than-expected inflation and housing reports as well as a flood of second-quarter earnings reports. The S&P; 500 (SPX) ended the ...

LinkedIn to Buy Bizo for $175 Million

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

LinkedIn Corp. has agreed to buy business audience marketing provider Bizo for about $175 million, a deal the social networking company said will enhance its ability to offer a comprehensive business-to-business marketing platform for brands. LinkedIn will incorporate Bizo's media ...

Thai Stocks, Currency on the Rise as Confidence Grows

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Ewen Chew SINGAPORE--Thailand's baht rose to its strongest level in eight months and the nation's stocks touched the highest in a year as signs accumulate that the economy is rebounding following two months of army-enforced political stability. The currency's ...

Mitsubishi to Build Gasoil Import Terminal in Australia

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

TOKYO--Mitsubishi Corp. (8058.TO) said Tuesday it and partner Coogee Chemicals will invest A$110 million to build a gasoil import terminal in Whyalla, South Australia. In Australia, mining-related gasoil use has fallen sharply as several mines and port projects were halted ...

Japan Cuts Growth Forecast

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

TOKYO--An advisory panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called on the government to stick to its policy of steadily reducing its new debt issuance. The Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy called on Mr. Abe's government to keep ...

EU Toughens Sanctions on Russia

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Naftali Bendavid and Matthew Dalton BRUSSELS--European Union foreign ministers Tuesday toughened sanctions on Russia following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, and they threatened trade restrictions on defense and other items if Moscow doesn't cooperate ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Rise; Chipotle Rallies On Results

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market moved higher, boosted by better-than-expected inflation and housing reports as well as a flood of second-quarter earnings reports. The S&P; 500 (SPX) rose 11 points, ...

Finland Dovish on Russian Sanctions

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Juhana Rossi HELSINKI--As tensions between the European Union and Russia worsen, Finland is emerging as one of the remaining points of resistance to stiffer sanctions against Moscow. The Nordic nation, which has so far opposed major economic boycotts of ...

U.S. Consumer Prices Rise 0.3% in June

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON--Consumer prices continued to rise in June but at a slower pace and driven largely by a spike in the cost of gasoline, the latest evidence of firming inflationary pressures across the U.S. economy. The consumer-price index, a broad measure ...

Thai Stocks, Currency on the Rise as Confidence Grows

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Ewen Chew SINGAPORE--Thailand's baht rose to its strongest level in eight months and the nation's stocks are rallying as signs accumulate that the economy is rebounding following two months of army-enforced political stability. The currency's gains have picked up ...

Oil Prices Tick Higher

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Cassie Werber Oil futures were higher Tuesday, led by U.S. demand and underpinned by a tense geopolitical matrix. U.S. demand for crude-based products is high as Americans enjoy the summer holiday period, also known as driving season. Crude oil ...

EU Toughens Sanctions on Russia

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Naftali Bendavid and Matthew Dalton BRUSSELS--European Union foreign ministers on Tuesday toughened sanctions on Russia following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, and they threatened trade restrictions on defense and other items if Moscow doesn't ...

LinkedIn to Buy Bizo for About $175 Million -- Update

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Josh Beckerman LinkedIn Corp. has agreed to buy business audience marketing provider Bizo for about $175 million, a deal the social networking company said will enhance its ability to offer a comprehensive business-to-business marketing platform for brands. LinkedIn will ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Gain On Inflation Data

TODAY: July 23, 2014 PUB DATE: July 22, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures added to gains on Tuesday after benign June inflation data and indicated a higher open on Wall Street. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJU4) ...