U.S producer prices tumble in January

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – U.S. wholesale prices posted a record 0.8% decline in January after an unprecedented drop in energy costs, the Labor Department said Wednesday. Economists polled by M...

U.S. housing starts dip in January

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – Construction on new U.S. homes dropped 2% in January to an annual rate of 1.07 million units, as heavy snowfall hindered builders in some regions such as the Midwest ...

S&P 500 ends at new record as stocks inch higher

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The S&P 500 eked out a small gain Tuesday to close at a record level for the second time this year, after reports emerged that Greece may ask for a six-month extens...

Gold futures settle at six-week low

By Markets/commodities reporter SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures fell on Tuesday to settle at their lowest level in six weeks. Analysts cited the price retreat on a slowdown in demand...

Starbucks launches coffee-delivery service

Bloomberg Starbucks Corp. said Tuesday it has launched a small-batch coffee delivery service, part of the coffee giant’s ongoing efforts to entice consumers who crave upscale brews. Starbucks SBUX, +...