You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Business

  • Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
    The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash.
  • Japan’s exports up in September, deficit persists
      TOKYO – Japan’s trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.
  • Kleenex maker plans 1,300 cuts
    DALLAS – Kimberly-Clark plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient.
Advertisement

Futures dip ahead of start to U.S. earnings season

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are heading lower as the U.S. kicks off the first earnings season of 2013.

Dow Jones industrial futures are down 10 points to 13,297. The broader S&P futures have given up 1.8 points to 1,454. Nasdaq futures are down 2.25 points to 2,715.50.

Alcoa posts fourth quarter earnings after the markets close Tuesday and analysts that follow the company are looking for a profit of 6 cents per share. That would be a rebound for the aluminum producer, which lost $191 million, or 18 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

There is early pressure on markets from overseas.

The number of unemployed people in the European Union is now 18.8 million, the most ever. Almost 11 percent of people living in the 17-nation bloc don't have jobs.

Advertisement