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  • China stocks stage late-day rebound; rest of Asia mixed Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:29 AM ET
    Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    Chinese stocks ended an erratic session with gains on Wednesday, propped up by bargain hunters and efforts by the authorities, analysts say.

  • American Express adds cash back to Serve prepaid cards Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK— American Express is adding cash back, a popular credit card feature, to its prepaid debit cards as it seeks users beyond its traditional customers. CEO Kenneth Chernault has said American Express would spend heavily this year to create new products and keep its already existing customer base. The monthly fee will be $5.95, so you have to spend roughly...

  • *Shanghai resumes falls, rekindling worries on China growth. TOKYO, Aug 19- Asian shares on Wednesday struggled at two-year lows after Chinese stocks extended their fall, stoking fears about the stability of China's economy. "Investors care about these two things- China's economy and the timing of a U.S. rate hike.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 19- London copper was treading water on Wednesday, having crashed through the $5,000 mark for the first time since 2009 in the previous session as persistent China demand concerns and a worsening technical picture pointed to more losses. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange were trading little changed at $5,018.50 a tonne by 0043 GMT...

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that lower margins in its pharmacy business had emerged as a drag on profits, as it gets paid less by drug plan managers and as fewer customers pay in cash, since Obamacare has increased the ranks of insured Americans. The company warned that the margin squeeze would continue for at least the remainder of the year, although a...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 19- U.S. soybeans edged up on Wednesday, rebounding slightly from losses of 1.5 percent in the previous session, though prices lingered near a two-month low on forecasts for favorable weather in North America and concerns over Chinese demand. *Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans rose 0.1 percent to $9.05 a bushel, having closed down 1.5 percent on...

  • *Shanghai's 6 pct fall rekindles worries on China growth. TOKYO, Aug 19- Asian shares on Wednesday struggled to move away from two-year lows the previous day after big falls in Chinese shares raised fresh fear about the stability of China's economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.4 percent, recovering from a two-year low hit...

  • Why Target will be different than Wal-Mart: Analyst Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Target

    Target could be poised to pop on earnings if it hits three main targets, according to Liz Dunn of Talmage Advisors.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- A 6.0 percent tumble in Chinese shares on Tuesday, and weak earnings from Wal-Mart pressured U.S. stocks and copper prices saw six year lows. Chinese stocks earlier plunged on concerns that companies may pull more money out of China as economic growth slows, lowering earnings for U.S. and European companies dependent on revenue from China.

  • Wal-Mart and Home Depot are big market movers Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 5:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., down $2.43 to $69.48. The Home Depot Inc., up $3.10 to $122.80.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday after Wal-Mart cut its profit forecast and China's market slumped on renewed concerns about its economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33.84 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,511.34. The Standard& Poor's 500 index slipped 5.52 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,096.92.

  • *Wal-Mart drops to 2-1/ 2 year low after weak results. Aug 18- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 trading in its tightest daily range in nearly a month, weighed down by earnings-related selling in Wal-Mart and a drop in commodity stocks on concerns about China's economy. Wal-Mart fell 3.4 percent to close at $69.48, its lowest in nearly 2-1/ 2 years, after its...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- A 6 percent tumble in Chinese shares on Tuesday and soft earnings from Wal-Mart held U.S. equities in check while copper touched multi-year lows. Wal-Mart Stores Inc fell 3.4 percent to $69.48, the biggest drag on both the Dow and S&P 500, after reporting weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowering its full-year forecast.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 trading in its tightest daily range in nearly a month, weighed down by earnings-related selling in Wal-Mart and a drop in materials stocks on concerns about China's economic health.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks closed lower as Wall Street digested housing data and mixed earnings results.

  • Google suddenly gets in the router business Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 3:28 PM ET
    Google OnHub router

    Google is making a Wi-Fi router as part of its ambition to provide better Internet connections that make it easier for people to access its services.

  • Aug 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported weaker quarterly earnings and lowered its annual forecast on Tuesday, as it copes with higher labor costs, a squeeze on pharmacy margins and sliding sales at its British supermarket chain. Net profit attributable to Wal-Mart fell to $3.48 billion, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter ended July 31, from $3.92 billion, or...

  • No pain, no gain for stores chasing fickle shoppers Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 2:13 PM ET

    Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report, released Tuesday, showed its investments in its workers and its efforts to overhaul the store experience are dragging down profits more than it expected. The comforting news for Wal-Mart's shareholders: the efforts are perking up sales and traffic at its U.S. namesake stores. Wal-Mart isn't alone in facing some...

  • Retail winners and losers this earnings season Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Riding lawnmowers stand in a row in the parking lot outside a Home Depot Inc. retail store in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

    We are in the meat of earnings season for retailers, and there are very clear winners and losers emerging.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- A 6 percent tumble in Chinese shares on Tuesday and disappointing earnings from Wal-Mart dented U.S. equities while copper and oil prices touched multi-year lows. Wal-Mart Stores Inc fell 3.2 percent to $69.63 as the biggest drag on the Dow after the major retailer reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowered its full-year...