The Japanese economy grows less than expected. The country’s export sector is hit by the European debt crisis and strong yen. The 10-year Treasury ticks higher. Activist investor Nelson Peltz will join the board of Ingersoll-Rand.
China’s export and import growth fall far below expectations. US import prices decline but export prices rise. J.C. Penney swings to a loss.
Weekly jobless numbers fall. The four-week moving average and continuing claims increase. China stimulus hopes rise as the country’s inflation eases further in July. News Corp. posts a quarterly loss of $1.55 billion.
Investors retreat after a three-day rally and follow the European markets lower. Productivity and unit labor costs increase. Oil futures decline. Macy’s posts an EPS beat.
A Fed official backs an aggressive bond-buying program. The S&P 500 tops 1,400, and the Nasdaq is above 3,000. Standard Chartered shares plunge on money-laundering allegations.
The central bank again vows to protect the euro. Greece makes progress on spending cuts. Knight Capital discusses a possible rescue. Best Buy jumps as its founder offers to buy the company's outstanding shares.
July payrolls increased by 163,000, though the unemployment rate rose. Average hourly earnings are up. A key index of nonmanufacturing business activity also beats forecasts.
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