WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending in June advanced at its slowest pace in four months as demand for automobiles softened, suggesting the economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.
ATHENS Greece's stock market closed with heavy losses on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears that the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone.
... * Futures: Dow up 8 pts, S&P down 0.5 pts, Nasdaq unchanged. By Tanya Agrawal. Aug 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors await another batch of earning reports and a raft of economic data.
Aug 3 Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp said on Monday comparable store sales in the United States fell sharply in the second quarter, sending its shares down 8 percent to a more than three-year low.
Banco Bradesco SA's plan to pay $5.2 billion for HSBC Holdings Plc's money-losing Brazil unit sent its shares tumbling to a two-month low, propelling the Ibovespa to the biggest slump in the Americas.