U.S. Durable Goods-Historical

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

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: ...

A Better Way to Tap Home Equity?

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By AnnaMaria Andriotis As the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates, banks are promoting home-equity lines of credit with a temporary fixed rate. The feature can be useful for borrowers who value predictability and plan to pay back the ...

U.S. Consumer Price Index--Historical -2-

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

Sep 05 198.8 1.4 4.7 : 201.3 0.1 2.0 : 13.6 : 0.2 Aug 05 196.4 0.7 3.6 : 201.0 0.1 2.1 : 6.5 : 0.1 Jul 05 195.4 0.6 3.2 : 200.8 0.1 2.1 : 5.7 : 0.2 Jun ...

Protect Yourself From Tax Identity Theft -2-

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

Legislation is required, however, to change key elements of the current system, such as speeding up data delivery or allowing employers to mask a portion of an employee's Social Security number on a W-2. The IRS, which has had its ...

LetterOne, RWE to Close Dea Buy Monday-- 2nd Update

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Selina Williams and Jenny Busche LONDON--Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's investment fund is expected to close a EUR5 billion ($5.6 billion) deal on Monday to acquire Dea, the oil and natural-gas arm of German utility RWE AG, people familiar with ...

Payrolls Roll Around Again -- Data Week Ahead

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Kathleen Madigan Job growth continued at a solid pace in February, according to economists forecasting the data scheduled for release next week. Friday's payrolls report will dominate the roster of economic reports. Nonfarm payrolls likely grew by 230,000 slots ...

UK Business Surveys Set to Signal Bumper February

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Jon Sindreu LONDON--Economists expect business surveys due to be released this coming week to show the U.K. economy continued to gain steam into 2015, after slowing in the final quarter of 2014. Purchasing Managers' Index indicators are likely to ...

U.S. Government Bonds Post Biggest Monthly Selloff Since 2013

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Min Zeng U.S. government bonds suffered the biggest monthly selloff since June 2013 after soaring over the past year as debate is heating up on whether the Federal Reserve may raise official interest rates in June, or wait longer ...

Dollar Ticks Higher as U.S. Growth Beats Expectations

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By James Ramage The dollar rose against the yen on Friday after data showed the U.S. economy grew modestly over the last three months of 2014, topping forecasts and holding firm expectations for higher interest rates. The dollar climbed 0.2% ...

TiVo, Others Buy Scraps of Aereo at Bankruptcy Auction

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Sara Randazzo Aereo Inc., the defunct TV-streaming service that once promised to revolutionize the way consumers watch network television, was sold for parts this week to TiVo Inc. and other buyers at a bankruptcy auction. TiVo, the pioneering live-TV-recording ...

Japan Inflation Continues to Slow

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

TOKYO--Japan's inflation rate slowed again in January to its lowest level in more than a year and half, as declining global oil prices continued to sap momentum from upward price pressure. Government data released Friday showed that on-year growth in ...

Chinese Internet Giants Get Into the Mobile Game

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Juro Osawa HONG KONG--The battle over mobile operating systems and app distribution is intensifying in China as Internet giants Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. step up their efforts to influence how consumers use smartphones. Next week, ...

India Says Growth May Hit 8.5% -- Update

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Rajesh Roy And Raymond Zhong NEW DELHI--The Indian government said Friday that the country's economic expansion will accelerate to a four-year high of as much as 8.5% in the coming fiscal year as recent radical changes in the way ...

Swiss KOF Economic Indicator Drops in February

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's KOF leading economic indicator slumped in February as the Swiss central bank's decision to remove its franc-euro cap clouds the outlook for Swiss exporters and the economy. The index fell 6.0 points to 90.1 in February ...

Novatek Profit More Than Halves

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Alexander Kolyandr MOSCOW--Russia's second largest natural gas producer OAO Novatek (NVTK.RS) said Friday its 2014 net profit more than halved, reflecting lower natural gas prices and ruble weakening. The company, targeted by the Western sanctions in response to Moscow's ...

Manila Electric Buys 60% in Electric Cooperative Management Firm

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Cris Larano MANILA--Manila Electric Co. (MER.PH) said Friday it has signed a deal to acquire 60% of a company that has a contract to manage and operate an electric cooperative distributing power in seven towns of Pampanga, a province ...

Ericsson Says It Is Suing Apple for Infringing 41 Patents

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Dominic Chopping STOCKHOLM--Ericsson AB (ERIC) said Friday it is suing Apple Inc. (AAPL) for infringing 41 patents it says are critical to many aspects of Apple's devices. The Swedish networking giant said Apple had declined a licensing offer so ...

India Says Growth May Hit 8.5% -- 2nd Update

TODAY: March 1, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 27, 2015

By Raymond Zhong And Rajesh Roy NEW DELHI--India's Finance Ministry said Friday that the country's economic growth could accelerate to as much as 8.5% in the coming fiscal year, which could make it the world's fastest-growing large economy as China's ...