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Nov 15, 2016 1:00am PST
china punish companies like apple and boeing if donald trump follows through on some of his campaign promises? >> bond market rout. prices fall. and fresh money pushes the dow to yet another record. what's next for your fixed income portfolio? >>> bitter fight. why tensions are rising in north dakota over a major pipeline project. those stories and more tonight on "nightly business report" for monday, november 14th. >>> good evening, everyone, and welcome. the dow sets yet another record, but we begin tonight with china's warning shot. the world's second largest economy said president-elect donald trump would be naive to launch an all-out trade war against china. an op-ed in the chinese-backed newspaper, "the global times" said any new tariffs would trigger immediate counter measures from beijing. this comes in response to donald trump repeatedly saying on the campaign trail that the u.s. would punish beijing with high import tariffs in response to what he considers unfair trade practices. he also wants to brand china a currency manipulator. the stakes, of course, could not be higher
Mar 14, 2014 1:00am PDT
the market to more selling? >>> the china factor. what's really going on inside the world's second largest economy in how much is it slowing and what does it mean for markets across the globe? >>> power outage. the nation's entire electrical grid could be blacked out for months with just one small-scale attack. in the wake of this new report, how safe are our utilities? all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for thursday, march 13th. >>> good evening, everyone. a massive and surprise selloff in the markets today. the worst day on wall street in more than five weeks. but it didn't start out that way. the major averages actually began the day higher after first-time jobless claims fell by 9,000 last week dropping to a three-month low. retail sales in february were better than expected with americans buying more cars, clothes and furniture. but investors got spooked over developments in the ukraine, china and the euro zoen. the dow tumbled 231 points, nasdaq lost nearly 63, and the s&p was down 21 points. bob pasani has more from the new york stock exchange on today's
Feb 17, 2011 1:00am PST
down? sam asks more trouble ahead? this was a china nepstar drugstore. you liked it back on january 5 of this year. and it has been moving lower. do you still like it? >> with a dividend in the area of 5%, you're being paid to wait. and china has 129 billion dollar health care reform package, and part of that is medication, and to try to pry the consumer in china, instead off the the hospital for their medications and their drugs, to drug stores. china nepstar npd is the wall greens rite aid of china, and remember all the chinese stocks pulled back. it's a great opportunity to buy some china companies that are under valued now. >> tom: so you're still holding npd? >> yes. >> tom: eric writes, i never try to miss your appearance as on n. b. r.. other than hugh man, a i haven't noticed health insurers covering trans1 spinal treatment. near-term price target? you liked it back on january 13 when it was trading at 2.82, tonight at 3.406789 it's had a nice rally. >> well, trans1 could rally a lot more, because only one of the major insurers has stepped up and said i'm going to reimburse
Jul 9, 2015 1:00am PDT
losses as china's shares plunge again and greece's debt debacle rolls on. >> a growing number of american workers are quietly uiidnapped oversea every year. the business of ransom we show what it is like to be taken hostage. all that and more tonight mon "nightly business report" for wednesday, july 8th. good evening. i'm tyler mathisen. >> coming to you from the new york stock exchange. something happen today that has happened only a few times before. trading stopped for nearly four hours and it came at a time when events in greece and sharp declines in china already have investors on edge. while there was no activity here at the nyse, stocks were able to trade on other exchanges. the nyse made it clear wasn't a cyber breach but rather a technical problem that caused the suspension of trading. and the department of homeland security confirmed, there was no sign of malicious activity. bob has more on what it was like at the big board when trading came to a screeching halt. >> what started as a day concerned about greece and china turned into a waiting game, waiting for the nyse f
Apr 30, 2014 6:30pm PDT
report shows that the u.s. could lose the distinction to china sometime over the next year. scott cohn has more. >> reporter: china's economy may become the world's largest this year passing the united states earlier than most expected. according to a new report by 2011 china's economy was already 87% the size of the u.s., leading some experts to predict china will top the u.s. as the world's biggest economy by tend of 2014. dan greenhouse says we should not be surprised. >> with the number of people in china, there are about 1.3 or 4 billion people, compared to 310 million in the united states. they should have a much larger economy. >> even though china's economy may soon outstrip is that of the united states, the average worker makes much less than the average american worker who makes 12 times the number they make. >> china has been coming on quite strong for sometime, the world businesses are aware of that. i don't think even if we pass the particular benchmark that is a tipping point. that can't mean the u.s. will maintain its full strength. >> and investors should remember
Jul 6, 2009 7:00pm EDT
to do just that in china, as the global recession has women there looking for small luxuries. >> susie: i'm susie gharib >> jeff: and i'm jeff yastine. paul kangas is off tonight. this is nightly business report for monday, july 6th. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program was made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> susie: good evening everyone. what shape is the economy really in? that's what investors were asking today as they evaluated comments over the weekend from the obama administration, that it quote "misread" the nation's economic problems. commodity prices, like oil, gold, copper and wheat tumbled on concerns the u.s. economy is not yet recovering. today, the a.f.l.-c.i.o., the nation's largest labor group, renewed its call for another stimulus package to boost the economy. erika miller looks at the new debate about stimulus. >> reporter: many economists are clamoring for more government stimulus to help the recovery gain traction. not bob brusca. >> i think this is jumping the gun. i think it's not
Jan 20, 2011 6:30pm PST
. david delorenzo about that, and the rising cost of fruits and veggies. >> tom: china's president hu jintao met with u.s. lawmakers today, talking currency, trade and human rights. the meetings came while china reported its economy picked up more steam at the end of last year, and more inflation. china's economy grew by 9.8% in the fourth quarter. but inflation also jumped, up 4.6% in december compared to a year earlier. the promise of china has attracted lots of attention from u.s. investors. how best to invest in the dragon economy? don straszheim is senior managing director with the i.s.i. group. jeff papp is a senior analyst at oberweis asset management. jeff papp with us. welcome both to nbr. you want to start with you, does china carry more inherent risk for u.s. investors than other foreign markets? >> tom, right now china's economy is a little too hot. inflation is risinging too much, and they're raising interest rates, not very good in the short run for equities am but longer term it's goinging to remain the fastest growing economy in the world for i i think many years to co
Apr 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
projections drag down the major indexes. >> china's chief labor --well at lea that was the but as costs rise,re u.smaurerst pulling out? all that and more tonight on the "nightly business report" for this thursday, april the 18th. good evening, everybody, and welcome. i'm bill griffeth in this week for tyler mathisen. suzy, it's clear that technology is going to set the tone for tomorrow, don't you think? >> three big tech names in the news tonight, google, microsoft and ibm. three huge technology companies all reporting latest quarterly earnings after the bell tonight with mixed results. the results are important given new concerns about slowing global economic growth. and a sharp decline in the sales of personal computers this year. the report set up a flurry of activity in after-hours trading as the direction of all three companies will impact countless other tech suppliers and component makers on friday. and since ibm is the most heavily weighted stock in the dow, investors will keep close watch on big blue shares tomorrow. microsoft was the first of the big three to report th
Dec 25, 2009 7:00pm EST
china. on this visit, he is a panelist at a conference on china's energy supply. >> china today does not consumer energy problem, it has an industrial one. >> reporter: as an asian market expert based in new york, rosen advises a range of companies. and, he says there's a growing need for his expertise. >> every business needs to know what competitive forces are changing it's bottom line. 10 years ago, china was essentially insignificant. for the most part, it was something that might happen tomorrow. tomorrow has arrived. and, every industry everywhere on the planet is being profoundly affected by the what's happening in the chinese economy. >> reporter: in the past decade, companies in almost every industry have hired rosen for advice on doing business in china or on how china might affect operations in a firm's own backyard. rosen says his recommendations used to be mostly on business strategies. today, firms increasingly want to know how to reach chinese consumers. companies are interested in what sectors are best to invest in, how to cope with chinese regulations and what pace of in
Sep 22, 2015 6:30pm PDT
president. the pontiff and the head of the people's republic of china arrive in the united states for the start of two very important state visits. >> scandal widens. millions more volkswagen vehicles evaded emission regulations as costs to the company mount. >> and right prescription. how one presidential hopeful plans to take on a powerful industry. all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for tuesday, september 22nd. >> a rough day on wall street. more coming up in a moment. but we begin tonight with the two moment to us state visits both of which began today. pope francis arrived in our nation's capital for his first ever trip to the united states. he then heads to new york and philadelphia, and at some point, could discuss a topic he's touched on before, namely, capitalism's flaws. in washington state, the president of china began a nearly week long trip. his first state visit to america as the leader of that country. in addition to meeting with president obama, he will be talking with a who's who have american ceos at a time when tensions between china and some industr
Sep 20, 2012 6:30pm PDT
>> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. from china and japan to europe, fresh signs of slowing economies raise new worries about global growth. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. the american government borrows billions from china, is it a threat or smart business? we continue our focus on the national debt. >> tom: and on capitol hill, new questions about the role of high frequency trading and u.s. markets. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: there was more evidence today of the struggling global economy. stocks around the globe sank on weak japanese trade figures, as well as a drop in chinese manufacturing activity for the eleventh straight month. the news here wasn't better. the conference board's index of leading economic indicators edged down a 0.1% in august, suggesting growth will stay sluggish in the second half. so, it's no surprise that the international monetary fund announced today it plans to cut its global growth forecast by a few decimal points when it releases its report next month. the i.m.f.'s currently forecast calls for growth of 3.5% th
Jan 19, 2011 1:00am PST
economic future, china. china's hu jintao landed in washington today to begin a state visit focused on security and economic issues. as darren gersh reports, the visit is also a reminder of china's increasingly important role on the global economic stage. >> reporter: the man shaking hands with vice president biden has every reason to be confident as he begins his state visit to the united states. china's president hu jintao represents a country that came out of the financial crisis even stronger. the chinese economy is generating close to half a trillion dollars a year in foreign reserves. at the brookings institution, economist eswar prasad says china's cash has found its way in loans to resource rich countries in africa and south america. >> they are willing to pour money into certain economies without worrying too much about the governance or policies of those countries. and this gives them enormous leverage in their relationships with those countries, which in turn are willing to support china's policies. >> reporter: china has also set its economic sights higher, aiming to take t
Jul 28, 2015 7:00pm PDT
china. by the close, it rose to 17630. and the s&p 500 gained 25. >> exxon mobile and chevron were big gainers today because of the rise in the price of oil today. >> and two earnings came from pfizer and merk. they were held for the pneumonia vaccine and the breast cancer drug. merck also raised their profit gains. >>> ford reported a blowout quarter. posted their best earnings in 15 years. north america is strong but there is a growing concern about the world's largest auto market china. >>> it may sound cliche but it is good business is booming for ford in north america where they just had their most profitable quarter ever. in part because of strong demand for trucks and suvs. take the new f 150. customers are paying almost $3800 more for the new truck in that model. that is something that we don't see very often in the auto try. with auto sales nearing a record high many are worried that the industry has peaked. but ford's ceo is not worried about americans hitting the brakes. >> there is a lot of discussion around about the market being at a peak. i term it at a plateau. the mark
Feb 12, 2010 7:00pm EST
captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: fresh worries about china's economy. new restrictions on chinese banks thousands of miles away leads to an early sell off on wall street. >> tom: could the attempt to cool china's red hot recovery choke off a global comeback. you're watching "nightly business report" for friday, february 12. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program was made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> tom: good evening, everyone. belt tightening in china put the squeeze on wall street today. china's central bank moved to cool off its red-hot growth by pulling back on lending. >> susie: the early reaction here in the u.s. was sharp and swift selling with the dow off well over a hundred points in the early going. but a late rally helped stocks cut their losses. the dow ended down just 45 points, while the nasdaq managed to turn positive and the s&p 500 lost only three points. >> tom: susie, for the second time in just over a month, chin
Nov 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
, after the parent of k.f.c. and pizza hut says sales are slowing in china. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> susie: the fiscal cliff talks are going nowhere. that's the word from john boehner today. the house speaker characterized the negotiations to avoid huge tax increases and spending cuts at a stalemate. the race to solve the fiscal cliff triggered another round of dramatic sound bites from republicans and president obama. darren gersh has the latest. >> reporter: the president is still pushing to wrap up a deal on the fiscal cliff before christmas and just in case anyone missed that point, he visited a toy factory to urge congress to avoid raising taxes on the middle class. >> that's sort of like the lump of coal you get for christmas. that's a scrooge christmas. a typical middle-class family of four would see their income taxes go up by about $2,200. >> reporter: the president is proposing to raise taxes by $1.6 trillion, while cutting spending by $400 billion. on top of that, mr. obama asked for $50 billion more for infrastructure spending and $140 billion to ex
Nov 26, 2009 6:30pm EST
thispecialty. >> reporter: meet dan sen. he is in beijing on one his frequentrips to china. on ts visit, he is a panelist at a conference china's energy supy. >> china tay does not have a consumer energy probm, it has an iustrial one. >> reporter: as ansian market expert based in w york, rosen advises a range of compaes. and, he says there a growing need for his expertise >> every businesneeds to know what competiti forces are chging it's bottom line. 10ears ago, china was essentially insignifican for the most part, it was something that might happe torrow. tomorrow has arrived. and, every industry everywhe onhe planet is being ofoundly affected by the what's happeningn the chinese economy. >> reporter: in the pa decade, companies in almosevery industry have hired sen for advicen doing business in cha or on how china might affect operations in a fm's n backyard. rosen says his recommendatio used to beostly on business stragies. today, firms increasingly wa to know how toeach chinese consumers. companies are terested in what sectors are best to invest i w to cope with chinese regulationa
Jan 20, 2011 12:30am EST
>> tom: pomp and circumstance, and lots of deals. president obama meets with china's president hu announcing billions of dollars in trade. >> at a time when some doubt the benefits of cooperation between the united states and china, this visit is also a chance to demonstrate a simple truth. we have an enormous stake in each other's success. >> susie: included in those deals? china's aggressive push into the aviation industry. you're watching "nightly business report" for wednesday, january 19. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captiong sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. push and pull in washington tonight, as president obama hosts chinese president hu jintao on his official state visit. while obama called on china to respect human rights, susie. he also welcomed that nation's rise as a global economic power. >> susie: tom, the prickly issue of china's currency also came up. presiden
Sep 24, 2010 1:00am PDT
>> tom: president obama tells china's leader he's disappointed there hasn't been a bigger move in china's currency. >> we have to be careful that we aren't just setting a spiral where everybody seeks to close their markets. >> susie: that's u.s. trade rep ron kirk. he joins us for an exclusive interview about our trade issues with china. you're watching "nightly business report" for thursday, september 23. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. president obama today met with china's premier in new york city, and, susie the leaders of the world's two biggest economies pledged to work together on boosting the global recovery. >> susie: but tom, in their public remarks, the men didn't talk about china's undervalued currency. instead, that's said to have topped the agenda for their private meeting. the issue-- keeping china's currency
Feb 4, 2016 1:00am PST
"nightly business report," in new york. >>> growth in china has been an overarching concern for investors, and today the chinese government said the world's second largest economy would expand between 6.5% and 7% this year. the new target comes as policymakers in that country battle the slowest growth in 25 years. beijing will also try to curve overcapacity and that could increase unemployment in areas with a high output of steel and coal. >>> a chinese company making s biggest foreign acquisition yet. the china national chemical corporation known as chem china will buy the swiss seed company sengenta for $43 billion in cash. it's the most expensive agricultural transaction ever. the deal will help china expand food production but may raise regulatory concerns here since singenta owns u.s. chemical facility. >>> the chinese slowdown has been hitting some u.s. multinational companies very hard but for many american retailers, it hasn't been all that bad. and as courtney reagan reports, these companies are invested in china for the long haul. >> reporter: for decades, china was synonymous w
Nov 11, 2013 6:30pm PST
may mean for the market's next move. >>> the economic power house, china's leaders are meeting to talk about the second largest economy, and the outcome could have an impact at home. >>> and the heroes, what businesses large and small are doing to help make the veterans transition from active duty to the work place. we have all that and more on nightly business report. >>> and good evening, everybody, i'm tyler mathisen in washington, d.c. at the schwab impact conference, the nation's longest running gathering of the nation's investors. it comes at a time when the dow is at a record high, the s&p 500 in the running, by no means they say is everybody back buying stocks. >>> thank you for joining us, i'm susie gharib, with the bond markets closed for the veterans day holiday, trading was subdued, still, any trading was up, the index posted its 35th record for this year. the dow added 21 points, the nasdaq went up a fraction, and the s&p added a point. so with the dow at another new high and the s&p 500 just a point away from a new all-time close, where are we in the markets right no
Apr 6, 2017 5:00pm PDT
first time president trump on home trip at his resort in florida and the 24 summit begins. china's president xi jinping greeted by saex rex tillerson, last month, he called for future respect and a win-win relationship. but drew a harder line on thursday. >> even as we share and desire to work together, the united states does recognize the challenges china can present to american interests. >> reporter: the meeting is the toughest diplomatic test for trump and the administration several days in, several key posts still unfilled and a diverse set of views on china with trump campaign ire. >> we can't let china rape our country. that's what they're doing. it's the greatest theft in the history of the world. >> they met with sharp rebukes from china's second in command. >> we seen a trade war right now between the two countries. >> that would make our trade fairer in this economy. >> reporter: but urgency came from north korea's continued test launches of missiles, two days before xi and trump were to meet, before that, during trump's meetings with japan's prime minister. white house
Dec 23, 2016 1:00am PST
a new economic relationship with china, one of its most important trade partners? >>> modern medicine. predicting the next epidemic is no easy task. but the medical community is working together and making advances like never before. those stories and more tonight on "nightly business report" for thursday, december 22nd. >>> good evening, everyone, and welcome. the economy is feeling the holiday cheer. economic growth defied forecasts for the third quarter, coming in stronger than previously thought. the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the country, grew 3.5% from july to september, the best quarter of growth in two years. but despite the strong report, the overall reading for 2016 is not expected to impress. in fact, the federal reserve sees the economy growing about 2% for years to come. and many wall street economists tend to agree. the president-elect has a different view. steve liesman takes a look at the diverging outlooks. >> reporter: what president-elect donald trump introduced as had he economic plan included this: >> we
Feb 15, 2012 7:00pm PST
: china's heir apparent comes to washington, urging greater cooperation with the u.s. on trade and security. but on the campaign trail, president obama pushes back. >> today you're selling products directly to customers in china, stamped with those words "made in america." >> susie: it's "nightly business report" for wednesday, february 15. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. wall street and main street got an inside look today at the debate inside the federal reserve on what to do next to fix the economy. tom, it looks like few policymakers believe they need to buy more government bonds-- a third round of so-called quantitative easing, or "qe3"-- to support the u.s. economy. >> tom: susie, we got the inside look from the minutes of the central bank's january meeting. that's when policymakers continued to hold interest rates at record lows, but extended that pledge until at least late 2014. and it's the first time we saw detailed information on the di
Jul 27, 2009 7:00pm EDT
sustainable foundation because just as china has benefited from substantial investment and profitable exports, china can also be an enormous market for american goods. >> paul: with that, president obama kicked off two-days of strategic economic talks with the chinese. he says our relationship will shape the 21st century. >> suzanne: up, up and away. the dow has tacked on almost 40% since march. but with the economy still in recession, many on wall street are wondering if stocks have gone too far too fast. >> paul: from the failure of lehman brothers to the demise of bear stearns. congress wants to know how, and why, the financial crisis happened. we talk to a member of the new financial crisis inquiry commission, former u.s. senator bob graham. >> suzanne: then, verizon dials up weak results. the telecom giant posts a big drop in profits. and ramps up layoffs, now cutting 8,000 jobs this year. >> paul: i'm paul kangas. >> suzanne: and i'm suzanne pratt. susie gharib is off tonight. this is "nightly business report" for monday, july 27th. "nightly business report" is made p
Jul 27, 2015 7:00pm PDT
. >>> a global selloff, what started in china spread to europe and landed here with a thump in the u.s. stocks tumbled across the world after china's shanghai composite swooned 8 1/2% its biggest one day dive in more than eight years. while you may not own any chinese stocks the continued volatility does matter to investors like you. it's reigniting fears in the world's second largest economy. a number of big u.s. companies from caterpillar to whirlpool express concern about the slowdown in change in a, there are new worries about the effectiveness of beijing's efforts to prop up the market. by the close, the dow jones industrial average suffered its first five-day losing streak since january falling 127 points to 17,440. the nasdaq dropped 48 and the s&p sank 12. what triggered the big global selloff. >> mainland china stock markets equities plunged more than 8%. that's on signs that beijing may be backing away from supporting the market while concerns over economic health soured sentiments even further. the largest list of companies, fell 8.6%. while the shanghai composite lost 8
Jul 10, 2013 4:30pm PDT
"nightly business report," i'm julia borston. >>> still ahead, how much does the u.s. need china and china need us? buying the world's two largest economies, but first a look at the closing numbers for the international market. >>> a major ruling by wall street regulators, hedge funds will be allowed to started a vertizing. securities and exchange commission voted to lift the decades long ban on hedge funds marketing, which investments they are putting their money into. >> all right in washington, the senate today failed to pass a plan aimed at restoring lower interest rates on subsidized student loans. one week after the inaction by the senate caused rates on new stafford loans to double, the senate voted down a measure to return rates to 3.4% for another year. the hurdle, a competing plan that would link student loan rates to the benchmark treasury rate. >>> smith field foods got a grilling today. they wanted answers on the safety of the u.s. food supply and what foreign ownership on the biggest pork producer would mean to workers and the u.s. larry pope said what he thinks the takeover
Mar 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
keep an eye on the trade case the u.s. filed against china today. it targets chinese exports of rare earth minerals. those minerals are critical to high-tech manufacturing, and china controls the world's supply. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: your cell phone wouldn't power up without rare earth minerals, and military hardware like this drone wouldn't hit its target without rare earth minerals, which is why the president wants u.s. companies to have access to these vital materials. >> now, if china would simply let the market work on its own, we'd have no objections. but their policies currently are preventing this from happening, and they go against the very rules china agreed to follow. being able to manufacture advanced batteries and hybrid cars in america is too important for us to stand by and do nothing. >> reporter: manufacturers of glass for touch-screen computers have moved to china, in part, because it produces almost all of the world's rare earth minerals. and the u.s. complaint filed with the world trade organization claims china uses quotas, duties, and red tape
Sep 16, 2010 7:00pm EDT
>> tom: treasury secretary geithner steps up pressure on china. >> we are examining the important question of what mix of tools, those available to the united states and what multilateral approaches might help encourage the chinese authorities to move more quickly. >> susie: but congress isn't satisfied. sound familiar? we look at the latest political dance around our biggest trading partner. you're watching "nightly business report" for thursday, september 16. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for watching. some tough criticism about china's trade policies today from the obama administration. susie, treasury secretary geithner told congress china is moving too slowly to raise the value of its currency. >> susie: tom, trade experts say that gives chinese exporters an unfair advantage and doesn't help the u.s. economic recovery. but geithner s
Jun 25, 2013 1:00am PDT
>>> swoon in june, another triple digit dow dive sends stock prices back to april levels. china gets the blame. why does that country matter so much to our markets and your money? >> controlling costs. how much will your insurer pay for an mri or a hip replacement? more and more carriers are capping their costs. how this big change in health care will affect you. >>> and paula deen, head of a multimillion dollar culinary empire. what happens to the product that bears her name now that sponsors have fired her for racially insensitive remarks? all that and more tonight for monday june 24th. >>> good evening, everyone. it was a nasty day in the stock market as investors wind down this final week of the second quarter. stocks dropped to a two-month low today, it could have been a lot worse. the dow was in the red all session long, swinging from an early decline of 248 points to just 25 points lower before settling somewhere in the middle. at the close, the blue chip average was nearly 140 points lower, the nasdaq down 36, the s&p 500 off by 19 points. the reason for the selloff, wor
Aug 26, 2010 5:30pm PDT
4.36%. still ahead, should your portfolio say ni-hao to china? mike holland joins us as we continue our series of interviews on the bric economies. >> tom: hewlett packard and dell are taking the fight for cloud computing firm 3par to new heights. today began with dell announcing it increased its bid from $18 to $24.30 per share, and that 3par had accepted it. but after the closing bell tonight, hewlett-packard came back with a richer price, upping its original $24 per share offer to $27. 3par had no comment to the higher h-p price. but news of the higher bid sent 3par stock above h-p's offer of $27, signaling investors expect an even higher price to emerge. meanwhile, the recently ousted head of h-p is selling some of his holdings in the tech giant. mark hurd filed with the s.e.c. earlier this week, saying he planned to unload 775,000 shares of restricted h-p stock worth an estimated $30 million. he has 90 days to sell all or part of that amount. hurd resigned from h-p three weeks ago after a board investigation found he filed bogus expense reports to cover up a personal relationship w
May 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
two biggest economies are meeting in washington, d.c. the u.s. and china. one of the goals is to allow the u.s. and china to iron out of some of their political and economic differences. on the headline issue of china's currency, there has been some progress and some unusual results. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: after adjusting for inflation, china's currency is up 10% against the dollar since last summer. that has taken some of the pressure off the trade issue, but today treasury secretary timothy giethner still urged his chinese counterparts to do more. >> in china, building on the remarkable reforms of the last 30 years, the challenge is to lay the foundation for a new growth model driven more by domestic demand with a more flexible exchange rate. >> reporter: u.s. and chinese economic officials are meeting under somewhat unusual economic circumstances. the two biggest economies in the world both have currencies that are falling in value. the chinese yuan has fallen 2% against most trading partners since last summer. >> it's reducing the export competitiveness of other c
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october. but apple's iphone sales fell only 5% last quarter thanks to a big jump in demand from china, demand that signals a huge opportunity. >> so, today, apple has a low single-digit percent of the market. they are very still much in the early stages in china, but if they could mirror their market share in the u.s. in china, then that would be an enormous opportunity for the company. >> tom: china is now responsible for a fifth of apple's iphone sales and the so-called "halo effect"-- when iphone customers also buy apple computers-- is in full-effect in china. mac sales were up more than 60% in china. like apple, tonight's "street critique" guest sees opportunity in china. asset manager jim oberweis joins us in just a moment with a chinese mobile internet stock pick. we know the investment world is in love with apple. after all, it's hard not to notice a stock that doubles in less than two years. still, small investors do not feel as kindly towards the rest of the market. suzanne pratt tonight on the concerns of smaller investors. >> reporter: this has been a good year for financia
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done. first tariffs are cut. now a surprise u.s./china accord on reducing carbon emissions. a new era at hand in u.s./china relations and what will the >>> the magic of macy's. the retailer cut its full year seemed to care.t, but investors >>> cold snap, what an early winter can mean for the commodity that keeps us warm -- natural gas. all that and tonight on "nightly business report" for wednesday, november 12. >> the u.s the two largest economies and superpowers are often at odds on a variety of issues but at this week's apec summit in beijing, president obama and china's president xi jinping were toasting some break through deals they hailed as historic. they announced deals to, tend short term visas to china and american citizens, to elimin tas on high-tech goods and just today an agreement on a climate concern with a plan to limit future cemissions in both countries. so does this signal a new er ch asserts itself on the global stage in order t john harwood has more. >> reporter: president obama's trip to asia made clear he's with his priorities anyway. he announced a new agreemen
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