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.
The central bank's chief outlines possible steps to stabilize stressed eurozone borrowing costs. The euro weakens as Spanish and Italian bond yields climb. US jobless claims rise. Factory orders slip.
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