The day ahead: Friday

October 8, 2009

IPOs remain in the spotlight with Wynn Macau’s debut in Hong Kong. In the U.S., President Obama rallies support for a financial products watchdog.

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

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

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” the 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

October 2, 2009

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Follow the live blog on the Olympic decision.