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  • *Bank of Canada seen holding policy steady. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent in early trade, while Japan's Nikkei stock average fell 0.8 percent. The euro inched up against the dollar to $1.1180, a day ahead of a European Central Bank meeting, at which policymakers are expected to announce additional details...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell. 7 percent to $34.41 with 19,173,400 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose. 2 percent to $16.04 with 64,587,000 shares traded.

  • U.S. stock indexes closed lower Tuesday, pulling the Nasdaq composite index back below 5,000. The decline came a day after the Nasdaq closed above that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 85.26 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,203.37. The Standard& Poor's 500 index lost 9.61 points, or 0.5 percent, to...

  • *Brent crude ends above $61 on conflict in Libya. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks followed other equities markets lower on Tuesday, with major indexes pulling back from record highs as soft auto sales raised doubts about the U.S. economy, while the dollar fell from an 11- year peak versus a basket of currencies. "The air gets a little thin up at new highs and you need a driver...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with technology stocks leading the decline a day after the Nasdaq Composite hit its highest in 15 years, while the S&P 500 and Dow retreated from record highs.

  • *Brent crude climbs near $61 on conflict in Libya. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stock prices fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard& Poor's 500 pulling back from record highs, while the dollar fell from an 11- year peak versus a basket of currencies. "The air gets a little thin up at new highs and you need a driver to keep it going, and one of the...

  • *Best Buy climbs after results. *Citigroup to sell OneMain Financial to Springleaf Holdings. It's predicated on the fact that when you get up around new highs market participants tend to get a little vertigo, "said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York.

  • *Brent crude climbs above $61 on conflict in Libya. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stock prices fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard& Poor's 500 receding from their record highs, while the dollar fell from its 11- year peak versus a basket of currencies. "The market is naturally settling in, taking a breather until the scales tip either way to...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the Nasdaq composite back below 5,000 points. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,248 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time. Best Buy gained 1 percent after the electronics retailer said it would raise its dividend 21 percent and give shareholders an additional one-time payment.

  • *Veolia falls after Groupama sells stake. LONDON, March 3- European stock markets slipped off multi-year highs on Tuesday, pegged back by falls in the shares of French environment company Veolia and British bank Barclays. Both Veolia and Barclays were among the worst-performers on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 pulling back from record highs a day after the Nasdaq topped 5,000 for the first time in 15 years.

  • *Best Buy climbs in premarket after results. *Citigroup to sell OneMain Financial to Springleaf Holdings. *Electronics retailer Best Buy climbed 4.8 percent to $40.50 in premarket trade after it reported quarterly results, announced a special dividend and the resumption of its share repurchase plan.

  • AutoZone tops Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.— AutoZone Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $211.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $6.37 per share. AutoZone shares have increased roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 3 percent.

  • In Russia, dollar-denominated and rouble-based stocks rose as much as 1.9 percent, getting a helping hand from oil rising above $60 per barrel and progress in talks over gas supplies from Moscow to Kiev. "It just feels like things are de-escalating," Ilan Solot, emerging market currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman, said of the Ukraine situation.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were modest but broad, with eight industry sectors in the Standard and Poor's 500 index falling. Ford Motor slumped after reporting U.S. sales from last month that disappointed...

  • German data helps keep European shares near highs Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, March 3- European equity indexes were flat to higher at the open on Tuesday, helped by better-than-expected German retail sales data and merger speculation in the Portuguese banking sector. German retail sales rose more by 2.9 percent month on month and 5.3 percent year on year in January, more than economists had expected, helping Germany' x Dax index to...

  • HONG KONG, March 3- Hong Kong shares surrendered early gains and closed lower on Tuesday, as losses in mainland China markets outweighed initial optimism fueled by overnight bullishness in U.S. stocks. Shares of mainland banks listed in Hong Kong also fell, dragging the benchmark HSI lower despite initial support stemming from a strong performance on Wall...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 2.6 percent to 3,507.90 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 2.2 percent to 3,263.05. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank Of China, down 3.4 percent to 3.97 yuan; China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd, down 2.5 percent to 6.22 yuan; and Agricultural...

  • *Brent crude stabilizes after plunge on Iran nuclear deal talk. TOKYO, March 3- Most Asian stock markets edged higher on Tuesday, bolstered by another record day on Wall Street, while a resurgent yen helped knock the U.S. dollar index off an 11- year high. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added about 0.1 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock...

  • *Yield spike on Wall Street rally, mixed data help dollar. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 3- The dollar hit a fresh 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, as rising Treasury yields helped it prevail over its peers. In addition to Wall Street shares hitting fresh record highs on Monday, a batch of mixed data overnight was seen by some as a driving the rise in...