SAN FRANCISCO - Seattle audio and video technician Todd Mueller showed up last year for what might have been a routine job except for one thing: Amazon.com Inc was taking notes. As he mounted a flat-screen TV on the wall, an Amazon employee studied how he covered his shoes and used a blanket to protect the hardwood floor.
NEW YORK - With some of Wall Street's more volatile names set to report in the next couple of days, traders who bet on big swings in shares are hoping to see moves more like Facebook than Netflix.
NEW YORK - Argentina has fought in court for a dozen years against the claims of holdout investors in its defaulted debt, and Argentina has lost. The holdouts, led by Paul Singer's Elliott Capital Management and Mark Brodsky's Aurelius Capital Management, are still waiting to collect a single penny or peso.
- Corporate America can learn a lot from a chicken burrito. As many companies struggle to boost prices without alienating consumers, they may want to study Mexican-food chain Chipotle, which has managed to do both.
- U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth.
LONDON - Like so much in the investment world of late, it's what financial markets are not doing right now that is most intriguing.
JAKARTA - Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren't up to the job.
BUENOS AIRES - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's unflinching poker face in the battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that her government will default for a second time in 12 years at the end of this month.
BRUSSELS - A week on from its World Cup soccer victory, Germany may return to centre stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor.
LONDON - Investors sought protection on Monday against the possibility of a Scottish vote for secession in nine weeks time after months of apparent confidence the 307-year old union with England will survive.
Europe Market Reports
Americas Market Reports
- U.S.: US STOCKS-Wall St tumbles; Dow, S&P turn negative for July
- Brazil: STXNEWS LATAM-Brazil's biggest banks agree to expand shared ATM network
- Canada: CANADA STOCKS-TSX drops as Argentina defaults, Valeant sells off
- Chile: STXNEWS LATAM-Chile's SQM plummets, trading halted after potash shakeup
- Mexico: Mexican stocks fall back from over 8-month high
Asia/Pacific Market Reports
- Gold: PRECIOUS-Gold at 6-week lows on strong dollar, set for monthly loss
- Oil Report: UPDATE 7-U.S. oil dives below $100 on lengthy Kansas refinery outage
- British Pound Report: Sterling hits 7-week low vs dollar, worst month in over a year
- US Dollar Report: FOREX-Dollar gains slightly after U.S. jobs data stokes optimism
- Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction |
- Ukraine says suspends attacks to let experts reach crash site, rebels deny
- Shell quarterly profit beats forecasts despite impairments
- SFO settles $500 million Tchenguiz damages claim
- Iraqi Shi'ite militias use hit lists to pick off foes - police
- Argentina defaults but investors see eventual deal possible
- Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729
- Turks abroad begin voting in landmark presidential election
- China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang
- Food scare driving away Yum, McDonald's diners in China