Today's Top Stories - May 27, 2015  

 

BEWARE THE BELL! U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, following Europe into positive territory shrugging off Tuesday's weak close and a surge in the U.S. dollar More

EUROPE: European stock markets were higher Wednesday despite concerns over Greece's deteriorating financial situation More

ASIA: Equity markets in Shanghai and Japan eked out marginal gains to hover close to fresh multi-year highs on Wednesday, while other bourses in the region stumbled following an unimpressive lead from Wall Street overnight More

OIL: Crude futures gave up some of their earlier gains on Wednesday as the dollar strengthened, but still recovered ground after steep drops in the previous session, boosted by expectations that U.S. crude stocks fell for a fourth straight week More

Crude oil prices may start to stabilize despite the prospect of increasing production, an industry watcher said Tuesday U.S. drillers cut just one rig last week, bringing the number of rigs operating in U.S. oilfields to 659, compared with 1,528 a year ago More

GOLD: Gold held near a two-week trough on Wednesday after sliding almost 2 percent in the previous session as upbeat U.S. economic data strengthened expectation that the Federal Reserve may be on course to raise interest rates this year More

This may be the ultimate battleground stock Shares of volatile First Solar plunged 7 percent after a downgrade and price target cut from RBC. The extent of the downgrade, and Wall Street's outsized reaction, are the latest evidence of just what a battleground the solar energy company's shares have become More

Technology for a Saudi fracking boom moves closer to reality The key to an energy boom is simple: Build a technology to get at the oil and gas that geologists already know is trapped in various subterranean, or subsea, formations More

False Security: Social Security A Success? It's The Worst Deal Of Your Life More


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