U.S. Regulator Moves to Encourage Housing 'Short Sales'
U.S. homeowners with collapsed property values could have an easier time selling their homes for less than the outstanding mortgage amount under changes rolled out by a federal housing regulator.
Apple Shares Fall After Downgrade
The Wall Street Journal Online's Market Beat Blog Believe it or not, Apple shares can go down.
Ryanair Confirms Interest in Stansted Airport
Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYA.DB) Tuesday confirmed its interest in Stansted Airport, just a day after BAA Ltd. announced plans to sell.
Apple: A Trillion Dollar Company?
The iPhone maker recently beat out Microsoft as the world's most valuable company ever. One analyst says its market value could top $1 trillion. • Is Apple a Buy?
US Gasoline Use Up 1.9% vs Week Ago - SpendingPulse
U.S. gasoline demand rose 1.9% from a week earlier to an average of 8.971 million barrels a day in the week ended Aug. 17, according to a SpendingPulse report released Tuesday by MasterCard Advisors LLC, a division of MasterCard Inc. (MA).
Brazil Copper Processors Shed Nearly 3% of Work Force in 1st Half -Sindicel
Brazil's copper products industry shed nearly 3% of its work force during the first half of 2012, amid international market turbulence and competition from imports, Brazilian copper producer association Sindicel said Tuesday.
Gold Settles At Highest In More Than Three Months
Gold futures on Tuesday settled at their highest in more than three months on hopes of more central-bank intervention in Europe.
Akin To Stay In Senate Race
Republican Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin said Tuesday that he will stay in the race for a Senate seat from Missouri even after claiming that women's bodies can prevent pregnancy after a "legitimate rape." The Associated Press reports that Akin told former Republican presidential
Lonmin Softens Stance Toward Striking Miners
Mining giant Lonmin PLC (LMI.LN) has softened its hardline stance towards striking workers at its troubled Marikana mine, backing down from an earlier threat to fire any employees who failed to turn up this week as South Africa mourns for the 44 people killed in trouble at the site.
BofA Nixes Debt-Protection Product amid Scrutiny
Bank of America Corp. (BAC) has stopped selling to credit-card customers add-on products that suspend borrowers' minimum monthly payments in the event of a job loss or other hardship as regulatory scrutiny of these offerings grows.