Stock market news was slightly negative Monday morning, as world markets fell and earnings expectations were weak.
Stock prices expected to fall in the US as well at the start of a key week of economic reports.
China-Japan relations have further deteriorated following China’s decision to cease high-level exchanges with Japan in protest at the extended detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain.
Naoto Kan stamped his authority on government policy, making the yen less of a one-way bet — even if the effects of intervention prove to be short-lived.
Stock market sentiment improves around the globe as central bankers agree to boost banks' reserves.
Stock market results are looking up in Europe Tuesday, despite bad news about the global economic recovery.
Unemployment claims jumped last week prompting a fall in stock prices Thursday.
Wall Street earnings are strong in the second quarter for US business giants Alcoa and CSX, helping the stock markets rise on Tuesday.
Currency charts: China’s yuan strengthened Monday, but the euro faltered. Dow average slipped 8 points.