European stocks complete their best month since 2011

LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stocks fell Friday, with data highlighting the European Central Bank’s troubles with low inflation levels, but the region’s equity benchmark was still on track for its...

Chicago purchasing gauge picks up in January

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Chicago PMI rose in January, helped by growth in new orders and the best reading on employment in 14 months. Chicago PMI rose 0.6 points to 59.4. “This was a so...

Apple shares trade at all-time high

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.16% hit a record of $ 120 Friday on a split-adjusted basis on continued momentum from stellar results. The iPhone maker earlier this week repor...

Futures Movers: Oil eyes double-digit loss in January

MADRID (MarketWatch) — Oil prices were pointing lower on Friday as the week lined up for a loss of more than 2% and the month looked set to deliver an ugly double-digit decline. Light, sweet crude fo...