U.S. stock-index futures fell, after a year-end rally that drove the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to its 52nd record close in 2014, amid the prospect of Greek snap elections.
Billionaire Carl Icahn became the second activist shareholder this year to seek the separation of Manitowoc Co. (MTW:US)'s crane-making and commercial-food appliances divisions.
Like so many new technologies, drones are both wonderful and terrible. The same gadgets that can monitor oil fields, track criminals and find missing children could also invade privacy, disrupt other aircraft and commit terrorism.
Japan's $29 billion fiscal stimulus includes spending vouchers and coupons for consumers, welfare checks for low-income families with small children and heating-oil subsidies.
Russia's economy had its first decline since October 2009 last month as manufacturing and investment shrank amid the ruble's worst rout in a decade.