The fertilizer maker believes BHP's $40 billion takeover bid undervalues the company. So, it's looking for an investor group to buy the company. The government reports low inflation but a wider trade gap.
Fiscal-first-quarter earnings rise 107%, but the shipping company will lay off 1,700 workers and close 100 facilities as it merges 2 freight divisions..
Prices rose again as global inflation fears persist.
The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index shows activity remains weak. New jobless claims decline. FedEx's forecast disappoints investors. Geithner says China should let yuan appreciate.
The dollar surges after reports that Japan might take further steps to weaken the yen. The Empire State Manufacturing Index drops more than expected. Industrial production stalls.
US retail sales increase 0.4%. Best Buy raises its full-year forecast after reporting a big earnings gain. Gold hits a record. German investor confidence falls to a 19-month low.
Prices struggled again Friday as investors opted for riskier stocks.
Better-than-expected reports on jobless claims and the trade deficit set off an early rally. Profit-taking and worries about European banks trim gains. McDonald's August sales don't excite.
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