From Reuters.com

The day ahead: Thursday

October 7, 2009

Great things are not expected from September retail sales data as rising unemployment weighs on consumers.

The day ahead: Wednesday

October 6, 2009

Third-quarter earnings season kicks off with Dow-component Alcoa. For companies in the S&P 500, expectations are low.

Graphic: Lunar impact

By Reuters Staff
October 6, 2009

NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission will come to a dramatic conclusion on Friday, with the impact of its Centaur upper stage rocket and Shepherding Spacecraft into a crater near the moon’s south pole.

Graphic: Thin-film solar cells

By Reuters Staff
October 6, 2009

Dow Chemical plans to sell a new rooftop shingle next year that converts sunlight into electricity and can be integrated with standard asphalt shingles. It is expected to generate $5 billion in revenue by 2015. For more Green Business news click here.

Can France accept a food and wine critique from America?

October 6, 2009

Michael Steinberger says he is just a concerned friend sending a message to France. Steinberger, the wine critic for online magazine Slate says in his book “Au Revoir To All That. Food, Wine and the End of France”┬áthe nation that spawned food revolutions worldwide is in dire need of help to renew its own passion for good cuisine.

The day ahead: Tuesday

October 5, 2009

As the largest initial public offering on a U.S. exchange in 18 months, the share sale of Banco Santander (Brazil) will likely attract plenty of demand even as some investors balk at the price of the stock.

Graphic: Rio de Janeiro’s winning bid

By Reuters Staff
October 2, 2009

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Follow the live blog on the Olympic decision.

The day ahead: Friday

October 1, 2009

Jobs numbers are key to gauging the strength of an economic recovery although some see the September data as being bolstered by government spending programs.

Graphic: Indonesia quakes

By Reuters Staff
October 1, 2009

The day ahead: Thursday

September 30, 2009

Consumer spending is in the spotlight with U.S. auto sales and personal income and outlays data expected.