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The upswing in German business sentiment continued in August, according to data from Germany's Ifo Institute released on Tuesday.
Asian stocks bounced between gains and losses in volatile trade on Tuesday amid fears of a possible confrontation with Syria and as emerging markets were sharply sold-off.
A source from Team Obama said Larry Summers will likely be named Fed chairman in a few weeks though he is "still being vetted" so it might take a little longer.
Stocks reversed their earlier gains in the last hour of trading Monday, with the Dow slipping below the psychologically-important 15,000 level.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday:
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square has sold its entire stake in J.C. Penney stock.
Treasury Secretary pressed Congress to allow the government to borrow more money, saying that it could default on its obligations if lawmakers do not act by mid-October.
European shares closed slightly lower on Monday with fears of a government collapse in Italy dragging down the FTSE MIB, and with U.K. markets closed for a holiday.
BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge said Monday they have agreed to merge.
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods recorded their biggest drop in nearly a year in July and a gauge of planned business spending on capital goods tumbled.
China stocks outperformed Asian equity markets on Monday on economic optimism while sentiment in other Asian shares rose after weak U.S. data soothed fears that the Federal Reserve would reduce its stimulus program anytime soon.
Stocks advanced on Friday as a sharp drop in new home sales added to the uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve may begin to reduce its monthly bond purchases.
Electronic exchange group BATS Global Markets may merge with rival stock-exchange company Direct Edge Holdings, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer shocked markets on Friday by announcing he would step down within 12 months, ending a tenure marked by the software giant's declining dominance.
European shares closed higher on Friday, as growth data from the U.K. pushed the FTSE 100 higher.
Two regional Fed presidents expressed different views Friday about whether September would be the right time to begin to scale back the central bank's massive bond purchases.
Don't let the sharp plunge in new home sales mislead you: it's a tale of two housing markets, says one investor.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said he didn't think there was a need to hurry to cut back on the Fed's bond-buying program.
Nasdaq-OMX CEO Robert Greifeld defended the way his exchange handled Thursday's three-hour outage, saying unspecified outside issues were the real problem.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.