CHICAGO-- Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery fell 7 cents to $6.3375 a bushel; March corn were 5 cents lower at 4.3425 a bushel; March oats were 6.75 cents higher at $3.5175 a bushel; while January soybeans declined 20.25 cents $13.2375 a bushel.» Read More
Shares in Vodafone rose almost 3 percent on Tuesday after its partner in U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless said it would be "feasible" to buy out the British group in what would be one of the biggest corporate deals ever.
Oil eased below $111 a barrel on Monday as investors looked toward the start up of a Midwest pipeline.
Major brokers are readying themselves for battle over millions of dollars in swaps trading revenues this year, when the market opens up to stock exchanges.
Oil overcame early selling pressure, inching above $110 a barrel on Thursday, as investors reacted to mixed U.S. economic data and the ongoing stalemate on U.S. budget talks.
The Federal Reserve's bond-purchasing and low interest rate policies are buying Washington to solve the nation's debt crisis, said Pimco's Head of Global Equities Neel Kashkari.
Apple's market capitalization fell below $500 billion on Thursday as shares of the world's most valuable listed company continued to slide.