Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after China reported its weakest economic growth in five years. Wall Street stock futures were under pressure several hours ahead of the market open in New York.
Hong Kong stocks rose, after swinging between gains and losses for most of the day, as investors weighed China economic data. China Mobile Ltd.
Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade on Tuesday as caution returned after a weak rally spurred by upbeat industrial production data from China, the world's top energy consuming nation, analysts said.
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Freddy Jerez, of Hollywood, Fla., fills out a job application during a job fair in Sunrise. A survey by the National Associa- tion for Business Economics released Monday found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the ...