News by: Himanshu Singh
Shares of homebuilders rose after D.R. Horton reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and said orders jumped 38%.
And Yahoo! buys digital video advertising service BrightRoll for $640 million to take on Google and Facebook.
The Dow and S&P 500 extended their run of record high closes as investors watched corporate results and speculated the economy is strong enough to withstand a global slowdown.
And The Gherkin has been sold for more than £700 million to the Safra Group, the company controlled by Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra.
And one-third of mortgage borrowers say they will struggle to meet their repayments if interest rates rise by two percentage points.
Shares declined as the yen strengthened, weighing on Japanese shares following a three-week rally.
And British workers can look forward to proper pay rises over the next two years, during the next stage of the "job-rich" economic recovery, according to the CBI.
And George Osborne won more time to settle an outstanding and highly contested £1.7 billion EU budget bill.
The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit fresh record closing highs on an indication that the ECB would take more policy action if needed.
And AstraZeneca aims to ward off Pfizer from making a fresh approach for the UK drugmaker.
And shares in M&S jumped almost 10% as the high street bellwether raised its dividend and upgraded its forecast for profitability.
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones hit records on hopes that a Republican majority could pass legislation that includes approval of oil and gas pipelines.
And business leaders attacked a tribunal ruling on Tuesday that gave millions of UK workers the right to extra holiday pay.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed lower after another big decline in crude prices dragged down energy shares.
Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and Schlumberger Ltd. lost at least 1.5% to pace declines.
And the new chief of Britain’s electronic spying agency, GCHQ, has accused US technology companies of becoming “the command and control networks of choice” for terrorists.
And the risk of runaway climate change can be prevented without seriously denting global economic growth, scientists forecast.
The Kospi index fell 0.4% in Seoul, with Hyundai Motor Co. dropping 5.9%, the biggest drag on the gauge, after reporting monthly sales data.
And hedge fund Lone Pine Capital builds £100 million bet on M&S share price fall as the Britain's biggest clothing retailer prepares to unveil another slump in sales.
And the Royal Bank of Scotland has earmarked 154 branches for closure this year – at least 5% of its branch network.