(Adds Barclays note on dollar/yen). * Yen rise leads to speculation of Japan intervention. * Yen volatility soars to highest since June 2013.
Retail sales increased for a third straight month in January as Americans kicked off 2016 by spending freely on cars, clothing and online merchandise.
China is making its biggest bet ever on Latin America, just as the United States is turning its back. China poured billions of dollars into Latin America in 2015.
U.S. stocks fell, with Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling more than 250 points, amid mounting concern that central-bank efforts to support growth are losing their potency.
iRobot logo iRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Thursday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings, MarketBeat Ratings reports.