A matchmaking agency in South Korea has promoted itself by finding a suitable marriage partner for the son of North Korea’s leader. The NYT reports.
With oil prices higher and North Korea issuing more threats, the outlook for the South Korean won is less than great, this FX expert says.
Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.
U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday, but trading was light at the beginning of the week before Christmas.
Asia’s clean bill of health presents two major opportunities. The first is to re-ignite the drive towards closer economic cooperation that has been stalled since the late 1990s Asian Financial Crisis.
The dollar looks sad, US stocks look okay and the econony starts looking "half-full."
North Korea fired artillery shells at a South Korean island, killing two soldiers and two civilians, in one of the heaviest attacks on its neighbor since the Korean War ended in 1953.
Stocks declined, but ended significantly off session lows, as financials gained and the dollar slipped, although investors remained concerned about the effectiveness of Europe's attempt to contain sovereign debt troubles. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
Stocks came back from session lows as financials gained, although the market remained lower amid continuing fears about Europe's ability to harness a credit crisis despite a weekend bailout agreement for Ireland. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
Stocks sank Monday as a strong start to the December holiday shopping season failed to counter investor concerns about the wider implications of debt burdens throughout Europe even as a final agreement was reached on Ireland's bailout fund. HP and Boeing slumped, while Bank of America rose.
U.S. stock index futures slid deeper into negative territory ahead of the open Monday as a final agreement on Ireland's bailout fund failed to lift investor sentiment.
Stocks finished the week lower Friday during a shortened trading session amid lingering uncertainty surrounding Europe's debt worries and a warning from North Korea.
Stocks were under pressure during a shortened trading session Friday amid lingering uncertainty surrounding Europe's debt worries and a warning from North Korea.
Stock index futures pointed to a 1 percent drop at the open Friday ahead of a shortened post-holiday session, as investors fled from risk on worries that euro zone debt problems may continue to spread.
As shoppers hit the stores this Thanksgiving weekend, investors are likely to keep bidding up retail stocks even as some of those stocks hit multi-year or even all-time highs.
Stocks finished the session sharply higher Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.
Stocks were trading sharply higher Wednesday following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.
In the last 24 hours, many commentators have remarked upon the threat posed to financial markets by yesterday's Korean artillery exchange.