TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Monday as China's weekend interest rate cut partially offset soft U.S. data, while the dollar hit a five-week high against the euro.
Walmart recently announced it will raise the minimum wage of its lowest-level employees twice - first this spring to at least $9 an hour and then to $10 in 2016.
BEIJING--An official gauge of China's manufacturing sector edged up in February but remained in contractionary territory for a second month in a row, official data showed.
Economists expect Premier Li Keqiang to announce a growth target of around 7 percent for 2015, down from 7.5 percent last year. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.
Customers pick out building materials at a Home Depot Inc. store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., founded in 1994, competes with Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Cos.