"USA equity markets flip flopped returning from the Martin Luther King Day holiday and coupled with the softer oil prices, set Asian markets for a day of contemplation", Jingyi Pan of IG said in a commentary.
Earlier in the day Wall Street's three benchmark indexes each touched record highs. For the final three quarters of this year earnings growth is expected to be close to 15 percent.
Over the course of the day 103,874 shares traded hands, as compared to an average volume of 271,690 over the last 30 days for SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:RWO).
Earnings and corporate news were still in focus during the first trading day of the holiday-shortened week, with Citigroup, UnitedHealth, Comerica, and CSX some other major brands set to publish their latest quarterly results.
The CBOE Volatility index, a widely followed measure of market anxiety, rose to a more than 1-month high of 11.66.
CORPORATE NEWS: Shares in Airbus rose 2.6 percent after the planemaker struck a deal to sell more of its A380 superjumbo jets to Emirates airlines. The S&P 500 closed down 9.82 points, or 0.4%, to 2,776, with eight of the 11 main sectors finishing in negative territory.
Islamic State declares war on Hamas with an execution video
The Israeli naval soldiers then forced them to take off their clothes, jumped into the water and swim towards the Israeli gunboat. The decision, backed by Israel and USA lawmakers, flew in the face of worldwide diplomacy and threatened to stall peace talks.
February gold rose $2.20, or almost 0.2%, to settle at $1,337.10 an ounce.
Alcoa Corp (AA.N) tumbled 7.0 percent after the aluminum producer's earnings missed analysts' estimates.
General Electric shares fell more than 4 percent after the company said it would record a $6.2 billion charge in the fourth quarter, related to its finance arm's run-off insurance portfolio.
The S&P 500 shed 4.27 at 2,798 and the Nasdaq lots 1.08 at 7,297. Bank of America lost 0.2% while Goldman lost 1.9%. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.5606 per share.
The price of the digital currency, which soared past year after starting the 2017 under $1,000, has been hurt amid signs of potentially increased scrutiny from governments. The euro fell to $1.2235 from $1.2271.
The Japanese yen was flat at 110.54 per dollar, the first retreat in more than a week.
Another person joked: "Congrats and!" While no official word has been given on the baby news, there have been plenty of hints. But he seemed pleased when a photographer suggested they name the baby after his beloved late mother, Donda.
Finally, Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc.by 4.9% during the first quarter. The ratio may be used to provide an idea of the ability of a certain company to pay back its liabilities with assets.
Influenza claimed the lives of two people in Northeast Ohio, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Randy Bergen, a pediatrician who is leading Kaiser Permanente-Northern California's anti-flu effort.
The pharmacy operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. It increased, as 55 investors sold PM shares while 524 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes.
He thanked the show's creator, Dan Fogelman, for writing a role "for a Black man that can only be played by a black man". This is in response to Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird snub and the conspicuous fact that no female directors were nominated.
Nintendo announced today that the game will be coming to their console this Spring, with the release date set for May 4th. You can read our full review of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for the Wii U for more details about the game.
The tiny sachets are made by DisposeRX, and contain a powder that is poured into prescription bottles containing the pills. Walmart pharmacies will provide Dispose-RX at no cost to patients filling new class-two opioid prescriptions.
Whether the Falcon 9 Zuma mission failed or not, SpaceX is now setting its sights on the Falcon Heavy debut launch. But it did show both the launch and the landing of the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket back at Cape Canaveral.
Almost 8o people were displaced by the fire in the end, and were transported to safety by a MARTA bus, reported WXIA . An estimated 50 people were left without a place to live after the massive fire at the Decatur apartment complex.
Center for Disease Control investigates an outbreak of E. coli infections that might be linked to eating romaine lettuce. You can also wash counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat to avoid contaminating other foods.
And now, new research shows that it can cause infertility , erectile dysfunction , muscle atrophy and fatigue in men. As it relieves pain, ibuprofen may also diminish male fertility , according to a small but compelling new study .
IBM (finally) raises revenue after nearly 6 years
The company will have an annual effective tax rate of 16 percent, plus or minus 2%, inclusive of the tax reform, Kavanaugh said. The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 resulted in a one-time charge of $5.5 billion in the fourth quarter.
House passes stopgap spending bill, Senate fate uncertain
About a third, 31%, say they would hold the Democrats in Congress responsible, and another 10% say they'd blame all three groups. Lindsey Graham , a Republican from SC threatened to vote against a short-term spending bill, as did Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Bitcoin Continues Its Slide, Falls Below $10K
The sell-off appeared to be sparked by worries over tighter regulation in the key markets of South Korea and China . Bitcoin was fluctuating at around $10,200 on Bitstamp at time of publication on Wednesday.
State acting responsibly on marijuana
It also immunizes bank officers and employees from prosecution for performing transactions with pot retailers or cultivators. The state is also exploring allowing use in social club settings.
IOS 11.2.5 Beta 6 Fixes the ChaiOS Messages Bug
Last year, Apple launched a first-of-its-kind App Accelerator in Bengaluru and it has already trained thousands of iOS developers. That said , someone else may be able to replicate the problem in the future and upload it themselves to reinstate the attack.
Naked shower video scandal rocks Major League Baseball
Apparently those standards include not secretly filming clients while they shower, because that's what Wood's been accused of. So what was Wood's alleged failing? The story says a player found a camera while showering at Wood's house.
Test fire of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket moves to Saturday
What makes things tricky is the fact that the satellite failed to achieve orbit, reportedly burning up in the earth's atmosphere. Satellite GovSat 1 will be fueled by technicians with nitrogen tetroxide and hydrazine, contriving propellant in upcoming days.
Man Dies Five Days After Contracting Flu
Sanjay Gupta previously told CNN that most people who die from the flu have an "underlying illnesses or a weakened immune system". The number of flu deaths in Australia over their winter has not yet been released, but it's thought to be the worst in years.
Nintendo Direct Mini: Dark Souls remaster and so much more
They give a brief overview of what the combat is like and the general gist of the story in the mini-Nintendo Direct below. Celeste comes from the developer of Towerfall, and is an indie action platformer coming to Switch on January 25.