China’s stocks rose to a one-week high as utilities extended this year's rally on earnings optimism, while BYD Co. led gains for automakers after the government pledged to buy more alternative-energy cars.
The greenback traded 0.3 percent from the lowest in seven weeks versus the yen before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies to U.S.
Student loan debt hovers at more than $1 trillion, a threefold surge from a decade ago, and a record number of college students who graduated as the financial system nearly imploded have an average debt load of more than $20,000.
A worker for Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. walks along a catwalk at the top of crude oil storage tanks on a well site outside Watford City, North Dakota.
US stocks managed to score modest gains on Friday, but the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly drop since April as investors showed only mild enthusiasm after getting their first glimpses of earnings.