|Dow Jones I.A.||22,359.23||-0.24%||-53.36|
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler plans to invest $1bn as part of an effort to compete with Tesla in the US electric powered car market.
Stocks finished lower on Thursday, as traders tried to work out the implications of the US central bank's policy announcement on Wednesday, despite a raft of better-than-expected readings on the economy.
Stocks are stuck in a bit of a rut as traders try to work out the implications of the US central bank's policy announcement the night before, despite a raft of better-than-expected readings on the economy.
Chevron blew a hole in Transocean's share price on Thursday after cancelling its contract for ultra-deep water drillship Discoverer Clear Leader one year ahead of its scheduled expiry, effective from the following November.
Consumer prices in Brazil edged higher in September but remained well below the central bank's target level, which meant policy rates were set to tumble, according to some economists.
Factory conditions in the US mid-Atlantic region rose again this month, amid a sharp rise in new orders and shipments, according to the results of one of the most widely-followed surveys of conditions in the sector.
Stocks were holding slightly higher ahead as investors listened in on a speech by the American president to the United Nations's general assembly and ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy decision the next day.
Stocks were set to start the session slightly lower ahead of a raft of economic data yet with investors' focus firmly on the US Federal Reserve's policy decision the next day.
American toy maker Toys 'R' Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts with the help of various lenders.