NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM's disappointing results limited gains.
Asian shares were mixed Tuesday ahead of a reading on China's economic growth, which is expected to show further signs of softening in the world's second largest economy.
Photo. Virginia Rometty, IBM's chief, has followed a plan set by her predecessor, inflating IBM's earnings per share with stock buybacks and large dividends.
North Carolina's insurance commissioner is considering a request from companies seeking to increase homeowner's coverage costs by more than 25 percent statewide and even higher in some parts of the Wilmington area.
CALGARY Alberta (Reuters) - Brent crude fell on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as worries about booming supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back toward last week's four-year low.