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U.S. stocks struggle for direction

U.S. stocks struggled for direction in quiet trading Monday, with many traders still on summer vacation and investors waiting for signals from the Federal Reserve about help for the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell to a small loss, the Standard & Poor’s 500 darted between small ups and downs, and the Nasdaq composite… Continue Reading U.S. stocks struggle for direction

Weak Chinese data weighs on markets

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U.S. and European stocks slipped Friday on weak Chinese economic data and persistent tensions in eurozone debt markets, while Asian markets were buoyed by a botched North Korean missile test. Concerns about the prospects for global growth remained the market focus after official data in China showed its economy grew at an 8.1 percent pace… Continue Reading Weak Chinese data weighs on markets

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