Market Wrap Up
The International Monetary Fund warned Friday of weak growth prospects in Central Asia and the Caucasus and called for active reforms to energize the post-Soviet economies - Full Story.
Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials. The White House described the disruption as malicious - Full Story.
KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 1 point to 18,161 as of 3 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up less than 1 point to 2,141. The Nasdaq composite index gained 14 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,256 - Full Story.
A federal judge in Seattle has ordered two companies owned by a Greek shipping magnate to pay $1.5 million after a jury found that a cargo ship deliberately pumped oil-polluted water into the ocean, then repeatedly lied and falsified records in an effort to deceive inspectors with the U.S. Coast Guard - Full Story.
New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals - Full Story.
Unemployment rates rose in three of eight U. S. swing states last month, fell in two and were unchanged in the remaining three - Full Story.
British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades - Full Story.
The launch of all-day breakfast helped McDonald's record higher sales at established U.S. locations for a fifth straight quarter, but the boost from that is shrinking and the company is hoping new menu items and recipe tweaks will keep customers coming back - Full Story.
Recalls this week: circular saws, lawnmowers - Full Story.
Updated: 10/21 4:00 PM