U.S. stock futures steady with Europe in focus
Wall Street appeared reluctant to build on prior-day gains Wednesday, as U.S. stock market futures stuck to the flat line with a risk-averse mood creeping in ahead of the two-day European Union summit. See full story.
Apple wins round in tablet war vs. Samsung
Samsung Electronics Co. was dealt a blow Tuesday when a California judge issued an injunction banning sales of the company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 touchscreen tablet at the request of Apple Inc. See full story.
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Guess, AeroVironment
MarketWatch's rundown of corporate headlines of interest to investors early Wednesday. See full story.
Dollar steady in pre-EU-summit range trade
The dollar sticks to a tight range, with investors cautious ahead of this week's European summit. See full story.
Europe stocks inch higher as EU summit looms
European stock markets are poised to break a four-day losing streak on Wednesday, as banks and drug makers inch higher, while investors cautiously await the European Union summit to start the next day. See full story.
The Federal Reserve's latest efforts to push long term interest rates down is running up against the Treasury's attempt to lock in today's historically low borrowing costs. See full story.
It's a situation that seems to defy supply-and-demand logic: If there's more demand in the housing market, wouldn't the cost of borrowing funds to buy a home be significantly on the rise? See full story.