A farmhand adjusts a milking device as dairy cows are milked in a rotary milking parlor at a farm operated by Synlait Milk in the town of Rakaia, New Zealand.
Investors' radar screens have long been clear of the one blip guaranteed to sound the alarm in financial markets: interest rate rises by central banks.
The discount retailer Family Dollar, under pressure from the activist investor Carl C. Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as competition intensified and the company cleared inventory ahead of planned store closings.
Five months after workers at a Volkswagen AG (VOW) car factory in Tennessee voted against forming a union, the United Auto Workers said it would open a local office there that could lead to the creation of a German-style worker council.
Employees walk past a pyramid-shaped building at the Infosys campus in Bangalore, India. Bloomberg News. BANGALORE, India�India's Infosys Ltd.