A planned high-speed rail connecting Singapore and Kuala Lumpur is a feather in the cap for ASEAN but profitability could be a major issue.
Gasoline prices — at $2.16 per gallon nationally — could fall another 10 percent or more.
Ryanair saw shares pop 2 percent after the company announced increases revenues and earnings, despite Brexit worries.
The NRF sees signs that the positive trends influencing consumer spending are outmuscling the negative.
Chemicals and seeds producer DuPont reported an 8.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs.
Aberdeen Asset Management said on Tuesday that a revised $100 billion-plus bid for the company from rival AB Inbev remained "unacceptable."