MarketWatch for Thursday, March 27, 2014

By CBS News

Published 03/27 2014 08:44AM

Updated 03/27 2014 08:48AM

If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning,  Thursday, March 27, 2014...

The Nikkei is up 146 points today in Tokyo.
On Wall Street, the Dow lost 99 points Wednesday.
The Nasdaq fell 60.

After this morning investors will get new figures on unemployment benefits.
Some new data on the housing market will also be released.
On Wednesday a report showed us factories are seeing more business.

More bad news for printed news.
A Pew Research Center Report says advertising revenue at newspapers dropped 52 percent from 2003 to 2012… and more full time workers are being let go.
However, Pew also found digital news outlets are growing.
And millions of Americans now depend on Facebook and Twitter as their main news source.

The Levi Strauss Company is tightening it's budget belt.
The jean maker wants to restructure and cut $100 million in expenses.
Unfortunately for workers, much of the savings will come from job.  The company plans to cut 800 positions over the next 18 months.

McDonald's and Burger King can add Taco Bell to the competition in the morning.
Starting today Taco Bell will serve breakfast.
Some of the new items on the menu include: Cinnabon delights, waffle tacos, and breakfast burritos.

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