Business activity in the euro zone slipped in August, with growth in both the region's manufacturing and services sector slowing over the month.
U.K. retail sales grew at a slower pace than expected in July after a fall in the amount spent on food for the first time in 25 years.
Fears over the Russia-Ukraine crisis are pushing one commodity to highs not seen in more than a decade.
Growing fears of a volcanic eruption Iceland left investors on edge Wednesday with airlines braced for potential disruption.
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David Pearl, executive vice president and co-CIO at Epoch Investments Partners, comments on Hewlett Packard's earnings and says the stock has "limited upside at best".
Roger Myerson, professor of economics at teh University of Chicago and 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate, says Europe needs to "fundamentally" rethink its banking regulatory environment.
Jens Nordvig, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Nomura, discusses the outlook for the U.S. dollar as the FOMC seems to be increasingly "split".