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China's manufacturing activity slowed to a three-month low in December, raising questions about growth of the world's second largest economy.
Caution dominated trade in Asia on Monday after a preliminary reading of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a three-month low in December.
Companies are making headlines before the bell:
Business activity in the euro zone's largest and second-largest economies continues to move in opposite directions.
U.S. Treasurys prices fell on Thursday as traders reduced their bond holdings in reaction to stronger-than-expected retail sales data.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a two-year, bipartisan budget plan that would end some automatic spending cuts
U.S. Treasurys prices rose as investors focused on when the U.S. central bank is likely to pare back this $85-billion-a-month buying program.
Qualcomm on Friday said it will promote Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive officer, effective March 4, 2014. He will continue to serve as the president.
U.S. producer prices fell for a third straight month in November, pointing to a lack of inflation.
Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday on speculation that the Federal Reserve could pull back on its stimulus program soon.
Companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
European equities closed lower on Wednesday after a U.S. budget deal added to expectations the Fed will scale back stimulus soon.
European equities extended a two-week sell-off to close lower on Thursday, as investors booked profits on heightened fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could act soon start to unwind its bond-buying program.
The number of new U.S. unemployment claims rose sharply last week, even as retail sales gained solidly.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
"Senator Murray and I decided to focus on common ground," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC.
HP, which has had a torrid few years, has to focus on innovation to turn around, Whitman told CNBC. But that doesn't mean that traditional desktop computers are "dead."
The White House is close to nominating Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, as vice chair of the Fed, reports said.