U.S. stocks fell a second day, after an all-time high for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, after a Congressional budget accord fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve could trim stimulus next week.
Ending radioactive water leaks along with groundwater and ocean contamination at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may take more than five years, according to a report by a government advisory body.
China’s central bank barred financial institutions from handling Bitcoin transactions, moving to regulate the virtual currency after an 89-fold jump in its value sparked a surge of investor interest in the country.
U.S. stocks swung between gains and losses, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 16,000 for the first time, before remarks from Federal Reserve officials that may reiterate calls for economic stimulus.
General Motors Co. named Mary Barra to succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive officer, completing the GM insider’s rise from a factory-floor worker to the industry’s first female CEO after more than a century of global automaking.
The U.S. flew two unarmed B-52 bombers into a disputed air-defense zone claimed by China, the first test of China’s response amid escalating tensions in the region that have implications for international air travel.