US earnings move into focus of global markets
European stock markets eked out some solid gains Wednesday as the U.S. corporate earnings results season picks up pace. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent to 5,394 while Germany's DAX rose 0.5 percent to 13,065. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.5 percent at
Asia stocks mixed, Nikkei cheered by likely ruling party win
Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as some indexes got a boost from overnight gains on Wall Street . Japan's benchmark held steady as expectations grew that a likely ruling party win in Sunday's Japanese parliamentary elections will help stability and growth. The Shanghai Composite index
Video Giants Hit By Changing Times
Morning Business Memo…. Once they were two huge names in video entertainment. But today Blockbuster and Atari are shadows of their former selves. Dish Network says it plans to close another underperforming 300 Blockbuster stores it owns. That’ll leave 500 US locations still open; some...
Japan Poised for Another Leader as Weary Voters Head to Polls
TOKYO — Japanese voters head to the polls Sunday in an election that is expected to shift the balance of power back to the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, just three years after it was ousted in dramatic fashion by the ruling Democratic Party of Japan....