U.S. stock futures drop; earnings in focus
U.S. stock futures see modest falls with investors scrutinizing corporate earnings reports from Microsoft and Google overnight, and, most recently, GE. See full story.
Europe markets lower on debt worries
European equity markets trade lower, shrugging off positive earnings data amid nagging worries over the outlook for Spain's borrowing costs. See full story.
Asia stocks head lower, as Japan leads losses
Asian stocks trade mostly lower, as Japanese financials drag the Tokyo market sharply downward, while China telecom shares are stand-outs in Hong Kong See full story.
Stocks to Watch Friday: Microsoft, Google, GE
Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., SanDisk Corp. and General Electric are among the stocks that could see active trading on Friday. See full story.
Oil futures cool after heady rally as dollar rises
Benchmark U.S. crude-oil futures give back some gains from their seven-day climb, as a rising dollar helps weigh on the oil market. See full story.
I'm leaving MarketWatch after the markets close tomorrow, ending 13 years of round-the-clock news excitement, Internet mania, 4:45 a.m. wake-up calls, and constantly impending financial disaster. 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.