Jack McBean scores twice, Galaxy beat Rapids, 3-1

Jack McBean scored two goals to double his career total and the LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Wednesday night.

McBean gave the Galaxy (6-5-4) a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute, streaking down the center of the box, taking a centering pass from Joao Pedro and hammering a shot past goalkeeper…

S&P, Dow hurt by energy, banks; biotech boosts Nasdaq

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow stock indexes were weighed down by falling energy shares as oil prices fell on Wednesday and added to investor concerns about low inflation, while healthcare and technology stocks helped lift the Nasdaq Composite index.

‘A’ shares get MSCI nod in landmark moment for China’s markets

NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s stocks took a major step toward global acceptance on Wednesday, finally winning a long campaign for inclusion in a leading emerging markets benchmark, in what was seen as a milestone for global investing. U.S. index provider MSCI said on Wednesday Hong Kong time it would add a selection of China’s so-called “A” shares to its Emerging Markets Index after having rejected them for three years running.