Posts Tagged ‘markets’

Peanut producers feeling good about crop, market

by Published: May 22,2012

Tags: agriculture, buyers, commodities, crops, farmers, farms, markets, peanuts, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi peanut producers should have a wonderful feeling about the 2012 crop as almost everything is going their way, including buyers from Oklahoma. Mike Howell, state peanut specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said many of the factors favoring Mississippi’s crop this year, started last year. “The 2011 drought in […] [...]

World markets retreat on Wall Street uneasiness

by Published: October 4,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

LONDON (AP) — European stocks markets were dragged lower today by an expected retreat on Wall Street, at the start of a major week on the economic news front that may go a long way to determining investors’ views about the world economy going into the last quarter of the year. In Europe, the FTSE […] [...]

Entergy makes Dow Jones indexes again

by Published: September 17,2010

Tags: electricity, markets, utilities

NEW ORLEANS — The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes has again named Entergy Corporation to its World Index and North America Index for 2010. According to Entergy, it was one of only five U.S. utility companies selected to the world index and one of only 10 utilities selected to the North America index. Entergy has been […] [...]

Stock futures rise on strength of Chinese economy

by Published: September 13,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures rose sharply today as investors gained confidence in the banking sector following the passage of new global regulations and China’s economy continued its robust growth. Global regulators agreed to reforms that could help avert another credit crisis that plagued financial markets worldwide in 2008. Banks will gradually have to increase […] [...]

Hitachi calls on Japanese government to tackle yen

by Published: September 13,2010

Tags: manufacturing, markets, monetary policy, retail, trade, world markets

TOKYO — The new president of Hitachi Ltd. urged the government to tackle the strong yen, which is squeezing business as he seeks to transform one of Japan’s biggest companies. Five months into the job, Hiroaki Nakanishi described the Japanese currency, which hit a fresh 15-year high of 83.32 yen to the dollar last week, […] [...]

BP shares gain on oil spill report

LONDON — Shares in BP PLC have extended gains after the release of an internal report on the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that deflects much of the blame onto contractor Transocean. The stock was up 2 percent at 414.95 pence ($6.41) shortly after the report was made public today. BP fulfils […] [...]

Stock futures edge up after yesterday’s retreat

by Published: September 8,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures rose slightly today as investors tried to brush off fresh worries about the health of European banks. Major indexes had retreated yesterday after new questions surfaced about exactly how much potentially risky government debt European banks are holding. That snapped a strong four-day rally in the U.S. where investor optimism […] [...]

Stock futures fall as investors await reports

by Published: September 2,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures slipped today, a day after investors sent stocks surging to start the new month. The hesitancy to extend the market’s big gains came as investors prepare for key readings on the jobs market over the next two days. Retailers are also reporting monthly sales figures today, while data on factory […] [...]

Stock futures surge on good news from overseas

by Published: September 1,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures surged today after upbeat signs of growth in China and Australia alleviated worries about a global economic slowdown. Overseas markets rose sharply after reports showed the pace of growth in China’s manufacturing sector rose in August for the first time in four months and Australia economy grew by the fastest […] [...]

Stock futures fall on investors’ jitters

by Published: August 30,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures fell slightly today as investors were cautious entering a week that provides the latest report on the jobs market. Employment data has become the most important information for traders recently because jobs growth is considered the best way the recovery can get back on track. Signs of a slowdown in […] [...]

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