Asian Markets Decline On Bank Downgrades, Factory Data

Asian shares fell Friday and the safe-haven dollar hovered near its highest in a week-and-a-half after weak manufacturing data from the United States, Europe and China heightened fears over the outlook for global growth.

Asian Shares Slip, Commodities Down After Fed Action

Asian stocks struggled and commodities fell broadly on Thursday after the Federal Reserve ramped up monetary stimulus by expanding Operation Twist, but disappointed some investors who had been hoping for more aggressive measures.

Asian Stocks Up On Stimulus Hopes

Asian stock markets advanced Wednesday on expectations that the major central banks around the world would announce further stimulus measures to spur economic growth.

Asia Stocks Slip As Euro Zone Fears Focus On Spain

Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a post-Greek election relief rally quickly ran out of steam, with rising Spanish and Italian bond yields signaling that European leaders still have much to do to contain the euro zone debt crisis.

Commodities Take Bearish Turn After Early-Monday Rally Fizzles

Commodity prices posted a brief rally on Monday after a pro-austerity party got the most votes in Greece's weekend elections, but the market's upswing fizzled almost as soon as it began, confounding traders who might have expected developments to lift risky assets for at least a few of sessions.

Gold Prices Fall, Ending Six-Day Rally

The price of gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by more than 2 percent on Thursday, ending six days of consecutive price increases so far this month.

Hong Kong Stocks Rise, China Trades Flat

Stock markets in China and Hong Kong advanced Wednesday on speculation that the People's Bank of China will cut interest rates soon to help the economy regain its growth momentum.

Is Snow White Real? A Look Back Into The Life Story Of Countess Margarete Von Waldeck

With the premiere of Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, many are wondering if the folk tale popularized by the Brothers Grimm and Walt Disney about the girl with hair as black as ebony and skin as white as snow is based on a real person. According to a German scholar named Eckhard Sander, Snow White was indeed real: She was a woman named Margarete von Waldeck, whose life paralleled the folk story.

Industrial Commodities, Stocks Drop; Gold Posts Surprise Gain

Crude oil prices slid more than 3 percent Wednesday on fears of a slowdown in global economic growth. U.S. stocks also closed lower, with major indexes all down more than 1 percent and yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury sank to a record 1.64 percent.

48 Hours In Hatay, Turkey

Spend a couple of days exploring this fascinating subculture of Turkey and you will discover an area steeped in ancient history, hospitality and tolerance.

Bamboozle 2012 Lineup: All American Rejects Heat Up The Stage On Day 2 As Tyson Ritter Makes Obscene Gestures

The All American Rejects stepped onto the Main Stage for their 4:20 P.M. set, swinging immediately into their hit song Dirty Little Secret. The song was the perfect choice to start their set off, as they had the whole crowd singing. After Dirty Little Secret, the band shifted into Swing Swing. Ritter didn't even need to sing the words to the song, as the whole mob of Bamboozlers knew every word.

Stocks Slump On European Risk, Tepid Facebook IPO: Daily Markets Wrap

World stock markets fell Friday, slammed by ratings cuts for Greece and five of its banks, which were announced ahead of a crucial Group of 8 summit this weekend. While Facebook's much-anticipated initial public offering provided a temporary distraction for traders, its first-day performance concluded with more of a whimper than a bang.