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  • Benchmark oil is down $2.46, or 2.8 percent, to $86.19 in New York. 3 M Co., with products ranging from Scotch tape to traffic sign coatings, and Posco, the big Korean steel maker, were among the major companies that cut forecasts because of weak economic growth in China and Europe. Brent crude fell $1.87, or 1.7 percent, to $107.57 in London.

  • BEIJING-- An array of activists, academics and dissidents are questioning the authorities' purge of Bo Xilai, demanding that China's legislature follow the rule of law and allow the disgraced leader to defend himself before lawmakers.

  • NEW YORK-- Bob Schieffer took a light hand Monday as moderator of the final presidential debate, ending with advice from his mother: "Go vote.

  • How to Play the Luxury Bright Spot

    Does your portfolio deserve a little more luxury? Liz Dunn, Macquarie Capital analyst, and Edward Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst, weigh in with the play on Coach.

  • LIANGJIAHE, China-- The next leader of China spent much of his youth living in a dug-out cave. Xi Jingping's seven years in this remote northern community meant toiling alongside rural villagers by day and sleeping on bricks by night, in stark contrast to his pampered early years in Beijing.

  • 3 M, which makes everything from Scotch tape to coatings for LCD screens and is an economic bellwether, reduced its profit expectations for this year because of "current economic realities." Xerox plunged 8 percent, or 56 cents, to $6.47.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- West Virginia agriculture officials are hosting a delegation from China. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is teaming up with the state's Nursery and Landscape Association to host the delegation. A reception was held Monday night in Charleston following a tour of a nursery operation in Mason County.

  • SLUGGISH ECONOMY: 3 M cut its profit projections for this year because of weak economic growth, including in China and Europe. 3 M said it will lay out 2013 expectations in December. WHY IT MATTERS: 3 M makes everything from Post-it notes and Scotch tape to roofing granules, coatings for LCD screens, and traffic sign coatings.

  • NEW YORK-- Coach Inc. reported a 3 percent increase in first-quarter profits as the luxury accessories retailer's results were powered by strong sales in the U.S. and overseas, particularly China. The New York- based retailer also said Tuesday that its board authorized the repurchase of up to $1.5 billion of its outstanding stock by June 30, 2015.

  • Mulberry Stock Plunge Sends Chill Down Luxury Sector

    Call it two-for-two. For the second time in as many months, a London-listed luxury company has warned on its profits, sending a shock wave through the luxury goods sector.

  • LONDON-- Financial markets were on the defensive Tuesday ahead of another round of U.S. corporate earnings, including from Facebook, and amid uncertainty over the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Facebook's earnings results after the market close will be key for its future.

  • Betting on Emerging Markets

    A look at the newest investment plays in emerging markets, including the Philippines, Thailand, and others, with Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley managing director.

  • Asian shares were lackluster on Tuesday with the corporate reporting season getting underway in the region, as investors stayed cautious after global shares faltered overnight on weak earning reports and outlook.

  • Other global companies, including Caterpillar on Monday, cited slower-than-expected growth in the U.S., China, and noted the broadening recession in Europe. South Korean steel maker Posco said that it expected growth in steel demand to range between 2 percent and 3 percent by 2013 because of slower demand globally in both developed and emerging countries.

  • Benchmark oil dropped $2.32, or 2.6 percent, to $86.29 in afternoon trading in New York. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped 2 cents overnight to $3.65. That's why gasoline futures have plunged 12 percent in less than two weeks, including a 6- cent drop Tuesday to $2.59 per gallon.

  • NEW YORK-- Nobody was expecting this earnings season to be great. Stocks plunged Tuesday, making it one of the worst days on Wall Street so far this year and sending the major indexes to their lowest levels since early September. That was June 1, the day the government released an ominously weak jobs report.

  • DETAILS: JELD-WEN and Reliabilt Interior Bifold Doors manufactured by JELD-WEN, Inc. of Klamath Falls, Ore.; sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and other retailers between February 2011 and March 2012. The interior bifold doors were manufactured in the United States.

  • OCBC: Positive on Markets

    Vasu Menon, Vice President of Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC Bank says that he's more positive on the markets as central banks have pumped in a lot of liquidity into the system.

  • China Is Finally Stabilizing: Pro

    Vasu Menon, Vice President of Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC Bank says that China's slowdown is bottoming out as there has been quarter on quarter growth.

  • Australian Bonds Still in Demand

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options, JPMorgan Investment Bank says that there is still offshore demand for AAA-rated Australian bonds.