Geopolitical tensions are weighing on the German economy, suggesting that the country faces growth risks in the third quarter after what was likely a flat a second quarter, data published Friday indicate.
A woman holding an umbrella walks past a McDonald's restaurant, operated by McDonald's Holdings Co. Japan in Tokyo. Bloomberg News.
The major gauges barely budged Thursday, but it was a big day for buyout rumors. The S&P 500 was only up about one point, but that was enough notch another all-time high.
A Zillow Inc. purchase of Trulia Inc. would create a dominant search website for U.S. house hunters, reshaping an online industry the companies helped popularize.
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it's losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results.