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MarketWatch - Friday, June 27, 2014

If you're keeping on top of the markets this morning, Friday, June 27, 2014...
If you're keeping on top of the markets this morning, Friday, June 27, 2014...


The Nikkei took a tumble Friday, falling 213 points in Tokyo.
On Wall Street, the Dow dropped 21 points Thursday.
And the Nasdaq was down a fraction.


A report on consumer sentiment will be released later this morning.
Thursday, the Commerce Department reported Americans are spending a little more. Spending was up by two tenths of a percent, last month.

On Wall Street Thursday, shares of portable video camera maker Go Pro, shot up more than 30% in the first day of trading.

The world's second biggest tobacco company has a new way to meet the demand
For alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
Phillip Morris International plans to release Marlboro Heatstick, which heats tobacco instead of burning it.
Short cigarette-like sticks are heated up in a hollow pen-like device to create a vapor.
Unlike popular e-cigarettes that use liquid nicotine, the Heatstick contains real tobacco.
The Heatstick will be available in cities in Japan and Italy later this year, with further expansion plans in 2015.

If you're making plans to travel next week for the 4th of July, get ready for packed roads.
Triple-A is projecting 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend. That's up nearly 2 percent from last year.
Triple-A says gas prices are about 20 cents higher this year compared to 2013.


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