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  • A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is slightly lower after a six-day advance as several U.S. companies report disappointing earnings. Norfolk Southern, Procter & Gamble and Avery Dennison fell after reporting their latest quarterly results. Intuitive Surgical dropped 9 percent after the...

  • Asia shares mixed on lackluster China data

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, as weak data from China sapped upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector. A preliminary survey of Chinese manufacturers by HSBC showed slight improvements in prices and demand, but...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

    The stock market logged its sixth straight day of gains on Tuesday. Corporate deals and some respectable earnings reports gave stocks a lift. Netflix and Harley-Davidson both jumped after reporting earnings that beat analysts' expectations. Allergan, which makes Botox, jumped after Valeant...

  • Netflix and Harley-Davidson are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Harley-Davidson Inc., up $4.33 to $71.87 The motorcycle maker reported an 18.7 percent increase in first-quarter earnings as revenue grew 5.8 percent...

  • Stocks move higher as more earnings roll in

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is notching its sixth gain in a row as more U.S. companies report solid earnings. It's the longest winning streak since September. Netflix rose 7 percent after the online video streaming service said its first-quarter earnings soared. Harley-Davidson jumped...

  • Stocks move higher as more earnings roll in

    The stock market is notching its sixth gain in a row as more U.S. companies report solid earnings. It's the longest winning streak since September.

  • Asian stocks edge mostly higher on US earnings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday following a Wall Street rally powered by positive earnings reports but the mood was still cautious before a report on Chinese manufacturing and possible sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. Investors in Asia were heartened after the U.S....

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did on Monday

    The Dow Jones industrial average logged its longest winning streak in six months as a big week for corporate earnings began. The index rose for a fifth straight day on Monday, its longest winning streak since October. Halliburton, an oil and gas drilling company, rose after reporting a...

  • Stocks post modest gains as earnings roll in

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher as more U.S. companies report first-quarter earnings. Investors were also encouraged by an increase in an index designed to predict future economic growth. Halliburton rose 3 percent after the oil exploration company posted a profit for the first...

  • Stocks edge higher as major earnings week starts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher as another big week for company earnings begins. Halliburton rose after the oil exploration company said it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss in the same period a year ago. Athenahealth, a provider of online services to the...

  • Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a record annual trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and South Korea. Oil declined but stayed above $104 per barrel amid concern over simmering tensions in Ukraine....

  • Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance. Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended. Among the markets that traded, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 14,516.27...

  • Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday. Oil trading also was suspended for the holiday. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 14,504.47. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index...

  • US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

    Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up. The stock market appeared set in the morning for its fourth consecutive positive open, but immediately turned negative as investors sold shares in Google and IBM. The market heavyweights reported...

  • Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO

    DALLAS (AP) — Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering. The company had offered fewer shares than planned and lowered the opening price for the stock....



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