Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul
Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop
out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software
company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.
Wall Street's top investment banks
reported better-than-expected quarterly profits on Tuesday,
helped by strength in stock trading and equity underwriting,
wrapping up what has been a strong quarter for the big U.S.
Global investors have the most
pessimistic outlook on the world economy since the 2008
financial crisis, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's
monthly survey, which also showed a sharp fall in U.S. equity