Stock Market Overview
The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Tuesday closed up by +7.74 (+0.26%), the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +33.98 (+0.13%), and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +36.38 (+0.46%). U.S. stock indexes settled higher Tuesday as stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data offset Middle East tensions. Tuesday's U.S. economic data gave stocks a boost after Aug U.S. manufacturing production rose +0.5%, stronger than expectations of +0.2%, and... Read more
NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices were mixed Wednesday after oil prices fell back and Wall Street advanced.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain's top trade envoy said Wednesday that she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months of leaving the European Union.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 8% in August from a year earlier, as trade tensions took a growing toll on demand across the region.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on the country's massive pig herds.
BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power.