U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index headed for its worst week since April, as investors weighed the potential impact of financial stress in Europe amid corporate earnings.
The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008. The Treasury Department said Friday that its June surplus totaled $71 billion, following a $130 billion deficit in May.
... * BAT expects to buy Reynolds shares to keep current stake. * Imperial lining up about $7 bln to buy some brands-source. * Reynolds, Lorillard marriage seen making $500 mln savings.
The longtime, top executive of the country's biggest public pension fund pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy to commit corruption and fraud Friday after admitting in court documents that he took $200,000 in bribes from a friend and co-defendant in an ...
(Adds details, updates prices). By Caroline Valetkevitch. NEW YORK, July 11 (Reuters) - Major global equities markets steadied and the yen stabilized against the U.S.