U.S. stocks opened sharply lower following steep market declines all around the world as concerns about global economic weakness intensified.
Societe Generale SA posted fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates, hurt by a slump at the investment bank, and signaled it may miss its profitability target.
... * Yen up across board, now best week vs dollar since 2008. * Gives back some gains on speculation Japan will intervene. * Japan & China both shut for public holidays.
To generate clean energy, France will soon be covering parts of its historic cobblestone roads with solar panels. The French government is planning to install 620 miles of energy-generating pavement, which has the capacity to provide for up to 8 ...
It's scary out there. The rout in the stock market that began around Jan. 1 took a turn for the worse early this month. By Feb. 10 the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index was down 9 percent for the year.