SAN FRANCISCO - The board of Yahoo will discuss potentially selling off the beleaguered Internet company's core business during a series of meetings this week, people briefed on the plans said on Tuesday.
... * U.S. stockpiles rise despite expectations of a fall. * China's manufacturing sector contracts. * OPEC expected to maintain high output (Updates prices, quotes).
The US manufacturing Index in November contracted to the lowest level since June 2009 when the economy was caught up in the worst financial crisis in decades.
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's weather bureau has refused to comment on a media report that it has been hacked in a major cyberattack that compromised sensitive systems across the federal government.
Australia's economy gathered pace as a surge in exports and solid consumer spending offset a heavy drag from slumping business investment, adding to the case against another cut in interest rates.