Japanese Stocks Declined as Exports Slow Amid Euro Debt Crisis

Canon Inc. (7751), a camera maker that gets a third of its revenue in Europe, fell 1.4 percent after a report Japan’s trade surplus narrowed on a stronger yen and weak overseas demand. Brokerages led declines after Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604) said individual investors are buying fewer stocks. Komatsu Ltd. …

U.S. stock indexes open with moderate losses

Financeroll – U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday as an improving U.S. labor market helped stem, but not override, worries about Europe's debt troubles.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 77.19 points at 12,341.23. The S&P 500 dropped 6.92 points to 1,270.38. The Nasdaq Composite fell …

U.S. stock futures sink on Europe bank woes

Financeroll – U.S. stock futures lost ground Thursday, pointing to a lower open for Wall Street as European shares sink amid worries over bank capital while investors await U.S. weekly jobless claims and private payrolls data. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 86 points to 12,270. S&P 500 …

U.S. stocks opened higher

Financeroll – U.S. stocks opened higher Thursday, recovering some of the prior day's losses, after Italian borrowing costs fell at a government debt auction. And, U.S. jobless claims came in at 381,000, up from 366,000 the prior week. This is the fourth week that claims have held below 400,000, which is …