U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after a three-day decline by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors awaited a report on consumer confidence and weighed comments by Federal Reserve officials.
Arabica coffee climbed to a one- week high in New York, extending yesterday’s 2.1 percent advance, on speculation funds that have been betting on lower prices since 2011 started to buy again. Sugar gained.
Singapore will widen foreign-worker curbs to professional jobs as the government clamps down on companies that hire overseas talent at the expense of citizens, stepping up efforts to counter a backlash against immigration.
At a Manhattan dinner party, former Citigroup Inc. executive Steffen Landauer gathered an eclectic mix of guests at his apartment off Fifth Avenue to sip pinot noir, dine on seared salmon -- and talk about death.
Apple Inc. sold a record 9 million iPhones in the weekend debut of two new models, as the company included China in the rollout and consumers snapped up handsets with more colorful options and a fingerprint reader.
Emerging-market stocks rose after a report showed that a gauge of Chinese manufacturing increased to a six-month high. Technology companies climbed, led by Apple Inc.’s suppliers, amid optimism over new iPhone sales.
Grupo Lala SAB, Mexico’s biggest dairy producer, is seeking to raise at least $700 million in an initial public offering this year, two people with direct knowledge of the transaction said, as sales of milk, cheese and yogurt grow twice as fast as the country’s economy.