NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following the largest losses on Wall Street since early October and ahead of a large data batch that will show the momentum of the U.S. economy at the end of last year.
(Reuters) - Coach Inc will buy women's luxury footwear company Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC, as it looks to expand its high-end offerings to better compete with rivals such as Michael Kors Holdings Ltd and Kate Spade & Co .
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro zone economy ended 2014 with its worst quarter for over a year, according to surveys of activity that highlighted continuing downturns in France and Italy and a stuttering performance by paymaster Germany.
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said on Tuesday the world's top oil exporter would deal "with a firm will" with the challenge posed by lower oil prices in a speech read on his behalf by Crown Prince Salman and broadcast on state television.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will not water down its strict geographic food names under a far-reaching trade deal with the United States despite a suggestion by Germany's farm minister that not every style of sausage could be protected, the EU executive said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a test of wills between OPEC nations and U.S. shale drillers fuels a global oil market slump, a brewing battle between Canadian and Saudi Arabia heavy crudes for America's Gulf Coast refinery market threatens to drive prices even lower.
(Reuters) - U.S. small businesses reduced borrowing in November, sending the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index to its lowest level in eight months, according to data released on Tuesday.
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Bitstamp, one of the largest exchanges for trading the digital bitcoin currency, said it has suspended its service after a security breach on Sunday, resulting in loss of around 19,000 bitcoins.