U.S. stocks traded in a range Thursday, the busiest day of the earnings season with reports from firms such as Facebook and Ford.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The number of Americans filing for benefits rose more than expected last week, but the trend continued to point to sustained labor market strength.
Oracle on Thursday announced plans to acquire cloud pioneer NetSuite in a deal valued at approximately $9.3 billion.
European oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and Total reported a sharp decline in profits in the second-quarter of 2016, as the low oil price continued to weigh on earnings.
Tidjane Thiam, the chief executive of Credit Suisse, told CNBC that Brexit has so far had "no impact" on its business.
France's biggest bank, BNP Paribas, posted a narrow increase in net profit on Thursday, as its retail bank struggled to the low interest-rate environment.
"There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president,' Obama tells the convention.
Asia markets closed mixed on Thursday as investors digested fresh earnings reports and awaited the outcome of the Bank of Japan's two-day policy meeting.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Wednesday after the Fed left rates unchanged. Gains in shares of Apple offset declines in Coca-Cola after their earnings reports.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell on Wednesday.
Facebook posted quarterly earnings and revenue that blew away analyst estimates as its ad business flourished.
U.S. Treasury expanded order targeting money laundering through all-cash real estate purchases on Wednesday.
CEO Tim Cook announced that the company sold the billionth iPhone at an employee meeting in Cupertino on Wednesday.
This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on June 15.
The Federal Reserve opted Wednesday not to raise interest rates, despite painting a rosier economic picture than it did just a month ago.
Oil futures settled down 2.3 percent on Wednesday after the U.S. government reported a surprise build in weekly crude inventories.
A significant bump higher in June home sales failed to materialize as expected, because buyers were met with little supply of available listings.
Sam Waksal's Kadmon Holdings shares opened at $11.55 in their Wednesday debut, below the initial public offering price of $12 per share.