The Philadelphia Fed said its mid-Atlantic business activity index tumbled to -6.3 from 9.4 in January. That was far below economists' expectations for 8.0.» Read More
*MSCI world index slightly higher after mixed U.S. data. Relative calm in the markets of vulnerable emerging nations Turkey, South Africa and Russia helped to offset some of the recent jitters.
Feb 5- Swiss trader Mercuria has become the front-runner to buy the physical commodities unit of JPMorgan Chase& Co, one of the most powerful oil and metals desks on Wall Street, two sources told Reuters.
Feb 5- Radian Group Inc, the biggest U.S. private mortgage insurer, reported a quarterly profit after four straight losses as fewer homeowners defaulted on their loans in a recovering housing market.
Feb. 3- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who is facing an uphill battle as one of the most vulnerable U.S. governors up for re-election this fall, is expected to propose spending more money on education in what could be his last annual budget address on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Jan 31- Investors may crave a quiet market this coming week to digest the recent volatility in stocks and rehash Sunday's Super Bowl, but the prospect doesn't look likely.
NEW YORK, Jan 31- U.S. "It's a classic flight to quality," said Priya Misra, head of U.S. rates strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. Turkey and South Africa hiked rates, while Hungary's central bank stepped in with assurances that it would aid markets if needed, adding to verbal intervention from India and Russia.
DETROIT, Jan 31- Snow and bone-chilling weather likely hurt U.S. auto sales in January but should not prevent the industry from continuing its rebound, analysts said. However, the inclement weather led Buckingham Research analyst Joseph Amaturo to predict a rate of 15.3 million vehicles.
DOVER, Del., Jan 29- The outspoken head of the state's nationally important business court was confirmed unanimously as the chief justice of Delaware's Supreme Court on Wednesday after breezing through legislative approval. Leo Strine was confirmed by a 20-0 vote in the state Senate's Executive Committee.
NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. crude oil futures ended marginally lower on Wednesday, paring most losses after a sharp rally in heating fuels as frigid temperatures swept across the nation and utilities reached for any available fuel to keep homes and businesses warm. The arctic- like weather plaguing the U.S.
*Apple shares drop on muted iPhone sales, outlook. The market's advance, which also broke the S&P 500' s three-day slide, came after heavy losses tied to concerns about the withdrawal of U.S. monetary stimulus as well as worries about emerging markets, including a slowdown in China's growth and political turmoil from Turkey to Thailand.
Apple shares drop on muted iPhone sales, outlook. Bucking the day's trend, the stock of Apple Inc dropped 8 percent to close at $506.50- its worst slide in a year- a day after holiday iPhone sales missed expectations. Apple's slide limited the gains of the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.
Apple shares drop on muted iPhone sales, outlook. Bucking the day's trend and limiting gains on the Nasdaq and S&P 500, shares of Apple Inc dropped 7.7 percent to $507.63, a day after holiday iPhone sales missed expectations.
LONDON, Jan 23- Rapidly growing populations and rising incomes will drive an enormous rise in car use and greenhouse gas emissions across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia by 2050.. Car use in the developed economies of North America, Europe, Japan and Australasia appears to have decoupled from economic growth and in some may have slowed down.
Newer cars feature thicker steel and protective plates and fixtures, but the U.S. Department of Transportation has so far allowed older cars to stay in circulation, even as the Association of American Railroads has called for their "aggressive" retrofitting.
LONDON, Jan 22- When Delta Air Lines announced it was buying the Trainer oil refinery from Phillips 66, in April 2012, the U.S. carrier hailed the transaction as "an innovative approach to managing our largest expense". The refinery remained in the red in 2013, reporting a loss of $116 million.
Jan 21- Delaware asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a lower court decision that stopped the state's nationally important business court from overseeing private arbitrations, a process critics compared to secret trials.
Jan 21- Oilfield service companies Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc said they expect an improvement in North American margins, driven by a modest pickup in onshore activity and strong deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jan 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, posted a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Friday as robust international activity offset stiff competition in North America.
Jan 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a better-than-expected 22 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit as robust international drilling activity made up for weakness in North America. Most of Schlumberger's gains in North America came from the U.S.
DALLAS/ PHILADELPHIA, Jan 14- The Federal Reserve should bring its bond-buying program to a swift close, according to two of its most hawkish policymakers who take up voting power this year, with Dallas Fed chief Richard Fisher vowing to use his vote to support cuts to the program even if stocks, now near record highs, take a tumble.