NEW YORK, March 14- Investors will start the week early as the Sunday referendum to decide if Crimea becomes part of Russia or remains Ukrainian will likely reverberate in markets worldwide.» Read More
Apple is considering harnessing the sun to power its iPod music players. California's Ironwood prison is installing more than 6,000 solar panels, and Boston's Fenway Park is tapping solar power for Red Sox baseball games.
He hit all the right notes. Overtax. Overspend. Over-regulate. Central planning. Command-and-control of the U.S. economy. All in the name of a dubious global-warming theory.
Barack Obama has effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates. Former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile, has told colleagues she'd be willing to accept being the vice presidential candidate.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is "absolutely not" planning to concede the campaign to Barack Obama on Tuesday night, Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told CNN on Tuesday.
Britain's opposition Conservative Party gained a mid-term parliamentary seat from the ruling Labour Party on Friday, a new setback to Prime Minister Gordon Brown's fading political fortunes.
Polls are mixed on the McCain-Obama race for president. But there are some good things coming out of the McCain story. First on the polls: Rasmussen has McCain four points ahead, 46-42.
One of the things we’ve learned during the Democratic primary battle is that Hillary’s victories are bullish for stocks and Obama’s wins are bearish.
Up until last month, AMGN had been atop the list of pharmaceutical manufacturer donors and PFE was in a close second. But the CRP says they flip-flopped in the most recent month that figures are available. So far, in the 2008 election cycle, Pfizer's given $862,000 to candidates and Amgen has forked over $852,000.
The following is a transcript of my conversation on last night’s Kudlow & Company with Chief Deputy Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) on the various ethical and political hurdles facing Republicans.
Oil's relentless push to yet another record high pressured Asian shares across the board Thursday, raising fears that inflation -- and central bank measures to cool it -- would hurt consumer spending and profits.
Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday with some markets reversing earlier advances. Resource firms, helped by record high oil prices and rising metal prices managed to hang on to their gains.
As Senators Clinton and Obama square off in Indiana and North Carolina, are the Intrade Political Futures Markets (www.intrade.com) forecasting a split decision? As record oil prices and a gas tax become a focus point for the candidates, where do the Intrade markets predict oil will close out the year?
Asian markets were mostly weaker Tuesday after surging oil prices and worries that Bank of America would scrap a deal to buy mortgage firm Countrywide Financial hurt Wall Street.
Asian stocks were higher Monday, after upbeat U.S. jobs data buoyed Wall Street Friday, with stronger oil and metal prices lifting resource firms. Volumes were thin with both the Japanese and South Korean markets closed for national holidays.
Asian markets were sharply higher Friday after better-than-expected economic data, a rebound in the U.S. dollar and falling oil prices and triggered a rally on Wall Street. Both Japan and Australia closed 2 percent higher.
The Japanese and Australian markets closed lower in the afternoon session Thursday. Trading was quiet with most markets in the region closed for the Labour Day holiday.
Most Asian markets closed lower Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve rate decision later in the session. Japan finished slightly lower, but Shanghai was the stand out performer, up almost 5 percent.
Asian markets were lackluster on Tuesday following a flat finish in the U.S. stock market. But Greater China shares remained firm on the back of positive corporate earnings. Most investors were sidelined and cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting.
Asian markets trimmed their early gains on Monday as investors took a breather following a rally in financial stocks. But many remained optimistic that the banking sector may finally be putting the credit crunch behind it.
A bounce in the U.S. dollar lifted some Asian stock markets on Friday, while crude oil sank further from its recent $120 a barrel record, dragging energy firms down but boosting airline counters. Japan finished at a two-month high.
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