HONG KONG— Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.3 percent to 15,572.38 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.5 percent to 24,623.90.» Read More
As Western sanctions squeeze Iran and its currency tumbles, the country's energy minister wooed Indian businesses on Wednesday for more investment and trade.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Zynga tumbled nearly 5 percent Wednesday after Piper Jaffray predicted that a decline in revenue for social gaming companies would accelerate next year, with fewer teens showing interest. On Friday, the shares hit an all-time low of $2.21, after Zynga forecast a third-quarter loss.
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NEW YORK-- The finance chief of Kinross Gold Corp. is resigning to pursue other interests. The Toronto gold mining company said Tuesday that it has begun a search for Paul H. Barry's replacement. Shares of Kinross Gold rose 3 cents, to $10.45 in afternoon trading.
CLEVELAND-- Ferro Corp.' s shares plunged 23 percent Wednesday after the specialty chemical company lowered its guidance and said it is exploring the strategic options for its solar paste business. That is down from its prior forecast of 14 to 17 cents per share.
NEW YORK-- The price of oil rose slightly Wednesday on another encouraging sign for the U.S. economy. Benchmark crude gained 42 cents to $92.81 per barrel at midday in New York. The price of oil rose more than 3 percent Tuesday on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea.
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STOCKPILES HIGHER: U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles 0.5 percent in August from July. SALES REBOUND: Sales at the wholesale level jumped 0.9 percent in August, ending three months of declines. The sales increase was the biggest one-month gain since February.
HELENA, Mont.-- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Montana's campaign donation limits, telling the federal judge who overturned it to outline his full reasoning so the panel can review the case.
BOSTON-- Even as stock prices rose again in September, investors withdrew money from stock mutual funds at the fastest pace of the year, marking the seventh straight month that withdrawals have exceeded deposits.
SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Shares of OCZ Technology Group Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the flash memory maker delayed filing its earnings report for its second quarter and said its revenue had fallen short of its previous guidance.
DALLAS-- United Airlines is raising prices on most flights within the U.S. by up to $10 per round trip. Baker said the fate of United's increase would depend largely on whether Southwest matches it.
PLYMOUTH, Mass.-- Plymouth nuclear power plant owner Entergy Corp. says it will thoroughly review allegations by activists who announced their intent to sue the plant for polluting Cape Cod Bay. Entergy says many of the allegations were unsuccessfully raised before the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was re-licensed earlier this year.
NEW YORK-- Shares of OraSure jumped nearly 5 percent Wednesday after the company launched sales of the first home HIV test of its kind to be approved by federal regulators.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- A technology executive for the Boston Globe and New York Times Co. has been named Rhode Island's first chief digital officer. Lincoln Chafee on Wednesday announced that Thom Guertin will start Oct. 22.
ISLAND ISOLATION: Jamaica's port authority and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pitched the port of Falmouth as a place where passengers would dive into the historic city for "a wraparound experience not unlike Colonial Williamsburg." But their dollars have been kept at a distance.
NEW YORK-- Robert Caro, Junot Diaz and the late Anthony Shadid were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Other nominees included the novelists Dave Eggers and Louise Erdrich and nonfiction writers Anne Applebaum and Katherine Boo.