... * US durable goods orders unexpectedly fall. * Dollar index off 11-year high ahead of Fed statement. * Surprise monetary easing in Singapore helps U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend.
BERLIN - German consumer confidence is at a 13-year high, buoyed by a rise in disposable income due to collapsing fuel and heating oil costs.
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - U.S. stocks recorded their biggest decline in three weeks on Tuesday, following a surprise drop in durable-goods orders and disappointing earnings from Microsoft Corp.
Singapore's central bank Wednesday announced a surprise easing of its currency policy, as falling global oil prices have subdued inflationary expectations.