NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower on Tuesday as disappointing results from a number of bellwether companies pointed to weakening conditions, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc unveiled a plan for a tax-free spin-off of its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, responding to pressure to distribute to shareholders its prized investment valued at roughly $40 billion.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a fourth straight month in December, a potential sign that slowing global growth and falling oil prices were weighing on the economy.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A slew of U.S. multinational companies from DuPont to Microsoft Corp showed that a strong U.S. dollar is hammering their earnings, with several blue chip exporters predicting the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped as much 3 percent on Tuesday as a weaker dollar propped up commodities priced in the currency, prompting short-covering in a market that has sold off with little pause over the past seven months.
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co's currency traders made a profit of as much as $300 million when the Swiss central bank shocked markets by scrapping its cap on the franc this month, Bloomberg reported, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.