wallstreet-111914_30Nov15.jpg Stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading day on Monday but maintained a negative bias for much of the session and ended mostly lower. The pullback on the day came after the major averages turned in a mixed performance last week.

Obama-Putin-113015.jpg President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the COP21 climate conference in Paris on Monday. A statement from the Kremlin said Obama and Putin had a detailed exchange of views on the situation in Syria, where both countries have been conducting airstrikes.

wallstreet4-103112_30Nov15.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have come under pressure over the course of the trading session on Monday. The pullback on the day comes after the major averages turned in a mixed performance last week.

Obama-113015.jpg On the heels of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut earlier this month, President Barack Obama declared Monday the world can reject the efforts of terrorists by taking action on climate change.

wallstreet1-103112_30Nov15.jpg Stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Monday after ending the previous week mixed. The major averages have been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line, unable to sustain any significant moves.

billgates-113015.jpg Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates has teamed up with other technology and corporate leaders to launch the Breakthrough Energy Coalition as part of their efforts to accelerate progress on clean energy. The announcement came just as the United Nations' conference on climate change started in Paris on Sunday.

pendinghme-113015.jpg After reporting decreases in U.S. pending home sales in the two previous months, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing a slight uptick in pending sales in the month of October.

chicagopmi-113015.jpg Chicago-area business activity unexpectedly contracted in the month of November, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Monday. The report said the Chicago Business Barometer tumbled to 48.7 in November from 56.2 in October.

Oslo-113015.jpg Human induced global warming, especially the high emission from vehicles, is pushing up the mercury levels every year. 2015 is the warmest year in history, recording almost one degree above the pre-industrial age, says World Meteorological Organization.

wallstreet2-121214_30Nov15.jpg After turning in a mixed performance last week, stocks may move to the upside in early trading on Monday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 33 points.

GermanRetailSales-113015.jpg Germany's retail sales declined more-than-expected in October, reflecting a weak start to the fourth quarter spending ahead of Christmas. Retail sales dropped by real 0.4 percent in October from September, when it remained flat, figures from Destatis showed Monday. In August, sales had declined 0.7 percent.

wallstreet-101008_30Nov15.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open Monday's session higher, as traders adopt a cautious stance ahead of several market moving economic data and events due for the week. Global cues are not very inspiring, with Asian stocks closed mostly lower, although China ended modestly higher after a volatile session. The European markets are also mixed.

KobeBryant-113015.jpg American professional basketball player and two-time Olympic medal winner Kobe Bryant announced his retirement on Sunday. The 37-year old player, who was part of five National Basketball Association (NBA) championship and ranked third in the career scoring list, said he will play only up to the end of this season. Following the announcement, ticket resale prices skyrocketed. The normal ticket pric

Ascena-EP-113015.jpg Ascena Retail Group Inc. (ASNA) remains focused on strong merchandising execution, and disciplined inventory and expense management. With the addition of the Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey brands, Ascena is now one of North America's largest and most diversified specialty apparel retailers, with $7.4 billion in trailing twelve month sales, a combined fleet of over 4,900 stores...

BlackFriday-113015.jpg As the Black Friday din settles down, it is time to look back at how various players and products fared and Adobe has offered some insight into just that. Mobiles and smartphones sold like hot cakes, according to online shopping data released by Adobe.

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