* Futures down: Dow 145 pts, S&P 15 pts, Nasdaq 17 pts NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Dow Futures fell on Friday ahead of data on economic growth, consumer inflation and confidence, with major indexes poised for a second month of declines. * Amazon shares jumped 11 percent in premarket trading the day after Read More

New York (AFP) – Oil prices closed higher Thursday after a volatile session that saw the New York price drop below $ 44 a barrel for the first time since March 2009. While the market remained worried about the global glut of crude, the US benchmark futures contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for March delivery, Read More

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo today released a white paper that analyzes flaws in the CFTC’s implementation of its swaps trading regulatory framework under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and proposes a more effective alternative better aligned with swaps market dynamics and truer to Read More

(Corrects day of Yahoo announcement to Tuesday, from Wednesday) * Jobless claims at lowest in almost 15 years * Alibaba shares fall after results, Yahoo follows * Futures up: Dow 54 pts, S&P 5 pts, Nasdaq 1 pt By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to climb on Thursday, Read More

U.S. stock-index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday amid earnings from Wall Street’s biggest tech firms, after the Federal Reserve stuck with its to its vow to be “patient” on hiking rates.Stock futures added to their gains after the government reported 265,000 Americans filed for jobless benefits last week, better than the projected 301,000. Read More

* Alibaba, Qualcomm shares fall after results * Futures up: Dow 75 pts, S&P 7.5 pts, Nasdaq 9 pts NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Dow Futures climbed on Thursday, rebounding after two days of sharp losses, ahead of housing and labor market data and another busy day for corporate earnings. * The S&P 500 Read More

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market was lower Wednesday, pressured by resource stocks as oil and gold prices fell. However, investors were encouraged by strong earnings results. The S&P/TSX composite index gave back 54.71 points to 14,779.17. The Canadian dollar was down 0.27 of a cent to 80.35 cents US. U.S. indexes were mixed as Read More

THERE has been a sharp decline in US wheat futures this year, as the runaway US dollar impedes the ability of American grain exports to remain competitive. However, with the Australian dollar falling in this period, Australian grain prices have remained relatively steady over the same period, as favourable shifts in currency and firming Read More

NEW YORK – US stock index futures rose on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including from Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve’s first two-day policy meeting of the year. * The Fed is expected to signal it remains on track to begin raising interest rates later this Read More

* Apple posts largest corporate profit in history * Yahoo unveils plan to spin off Alibaba stake * Futures up: Dow 13 pts, S&P 6 pts, Nasdaq 43 pts (Updates prices, adds comment) By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday, boosted by Read More