Stock futures edge up as earnings season begins
U.S. stock-index futures edge up as investors digest earnings from Alcoa as second-quarter earnings season gets under way against a backdrop of mounting worries over the outlook for the U.S. and global economy. See full story.
Stocks to watch Tuesday: AMD, ASML, Beazer
MarketWatch's rundown of corporate headlines of interest to investors early Tuesday. See full story.
Vietnam's stock exchange grows up
Vietnam's stock market is outperforming regional peers after years of flat performance. Gains early this year are keeping its benchmark index in solidly positive territory even though recent months have seen weakness. Analysts see reasons to expect the market's gains to persist. See full story.
Road trip across economic America
Writing on the Wall drove across America to relocate on the West Coast. Ten days on the road the column found an America in debt, under- or unemployed, signs of stimulus, lingering housing woes, unemployment and new technology. See full story.
The future is not what it used to be
As the U.S. economy rounds the midyear turn, the outlook for the rest of the year has darkened considerably, writes Irwin Kellner. See full story.
Not everyone is suffering from our hard times, writes Rex Nutting. If you are a corporation, this is the best of times. 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.