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  • Asian Markets Struggle to Hold Ground Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 5:24 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as stocks struggled after a slide the previous day, while the yen held gains against higher-yielding currencies as investors doubt the speed of the global economy's recovery.

  • Fast Forecast: S&P, Oil, & More Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 6:06 PM ET
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    It seems like we're having blue chip weather everywhere in the Northeast, well everywhere but Wall Street.

  • Asian Markets Are Cautious Ahead of G8 Meeting Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 5:11 AM ET

    Asian markets got off to a hesitant start Monday as investor doubts on the staying power of a global recovery kept Asian stocks soggy and currencies subdued ahead of a much-expanded Group of Eight meeting this week.

  • Asian Markets Are Weaker on Dismal US Jobs Report Friday, 3 Jul 2009 | 5:50 AM ET

    Asian markets retreated Friday and the greenback edged up after a disappointingly big drop in U.S. employment prompted investors to pull back from commodities, resource-linked shares and higher-yielding currencies.

  • Asian Markets Struggle to Hold Their Ground Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 5:16 AM ET

    Asian stocks struggled Thursday ahead of the latest U.S. payrolls report, while the U.S. dollar remained near a three-week low against the euro, sensitive to lingering doubts about its reserve status.

  • Ford Passes Toyota For #2 In The U.S. Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 2:37 PM ET
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    It's been a long time coming. Roughly two years if you're keeping score. That's the last time Ford was locked in as the #2 automaker in the U.S. Well, after the first six months of 2009 Ford as once again pulled ahead of Toyota in U.S. sales year-to-date.

  • Asian Markets Struggle, Data Shows Tough Going Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 5:19 AM ET

    Asian markets struggled to gain ground Wednesday as economic data showed the process of turnaround to recovery was likely to be a slow grind, and the greenback capitalized on that more cautious sentiment.

  • Asian Stocks Gain as Risk-Taking Rises Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 6:33 AM ET

    Asian markets and the Australian dollar rose Tuesday — the last day of the second quarter —as investors kept adding to bets global economic activity is rebounding, having driven Chinese shares to the highest in a year.

  • Asian Markets Slide in Choppy Trade, Dollar Rises Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 5:27 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower Monday with many investors stuck to the sidelines as the second quarter winds down. The U.S. dollar recovered from a slide on worries about the push by major emerging countries for a reserve currency alternative.

  • Asian Markets Rise as Confidence Mends Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian markets rose unevenly across the region Friday, as higher oil and metals prices boosted resource stocks, while the dollar fell as investors, growing slightly more confident, gingerly shifted some funds back into riskier assets.

  • Asian Markets Rally as Fed Holds Status Quo Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 5:08 AM ET

    Asian stocks rallied for a second day Thursday after the Federal Reserve reinforced that interest rates will be kept at a record low for a while, but Treasuries extended losses as the Fed shied away from boosting its debt purchases.

  • Asian Markets Recover from 1-Month Low, Eye Fed Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 8:01 AM ET

    Asian stocks inched higher Wednesday from a one-month low hit the previous day while the U.S. dollar drifted, with investors bracing for a Federal Reserve decision and any signs the central bank is worried about the jump in U.S. bond yields.

  • The Electric Car Race Heats Up Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 9:22 AM ET
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    They've been jockeying for position for some time. But this morning, auto makers around the world will take big steps in the race to build mass market electric cars. When Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces grants for the development of fuel efficient vehicles and technologies, Ford, Nissan and Tesla will be the immediate beneficiaries.

  • Asian Markets Drop Sharply on Economic Jitters Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 5:19 AM ET

    Asian stocks tumbled Tuesday, but were off the morning session's lows, after falling commodity prices and a sharp drop on Wall Street spooked investors into taking profits and buying the yen on speculation the rapid pace of recovery may not be sustainable.

  • Asian Stocks Tick Up, But Cautious Ahead of Fed Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 7:17 AM ET

    Asian stocks edged up Monday, supported by buying of defensive sectors, while the U.S. dollar rose on caution ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week when policymakers may extend programs to keep borrowing costs low.

  • The Big Global Auto Shake-Up Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 9:35 AM ET

    While most of us have been focused on the turmoil churning up GM and Chrysler the last 9 months, there's been far less attention given to the fact almost every other auto maker is struggling right now.

  • Asian Markets Snap 4-Day Slide on US Data Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    Asian markets snapped a four-day slide Friday and government bond yields climbed after upbeat U.S. factory and jobs data provided more evidence that the global economy is recovering from its deep recession.

  • Profit-Taking Hits Asian Markets, Tokyo Drops 1.4% Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 8:21 PM ET

    Asian markets struggled Thursday, with some investors booking profits in the last days of the second quarter after big gains scored on signs the global economy is starting to recover.

  • Resource Shares Weigh on Most Asian Markets Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 5:16 AM ET

    Most stocks in Asia edged lower Wednesday, weighed down by resource-related shares and doubts about a global economic recovery, while oil slipped to $70 a barrel ahead of U.S. inventory data that could reflect slowing energy demand.

  • Asian Markets Slide, Optimism May Be Misplaced Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asian markets extended losses Tuesday, in the wake of Wall Street's biggest tumble in a month, while government bonds and the yen rose, as investors cut down on riskier assets, demanding evidence of a sustained recovery.