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Microsoft rallied after it reported fiscal-first quarter earnings that topped expectations, boosted by better-than expected cloud software sales.
Amazon reported quarterly results and revenue that missed analysts' expectations on Thursday.
Caterpillar reported quarterly earnings that surged past analysts' expectations on Thursday.
Sports apparel maker Under Armour reported slowing quarterly growth in its apparel business, sending its shares down about 6 percent in early trading.
When Amazon reports earnings, investors will look for updates on a range of recent initiatives from the company that rarely turns a profit.
General Motors also reported earnings that beat estimates, but the company's revenue fell short of expectations.
3M posted third-quarter earnings on Thursday of $1.98 a share, 2 cents higher than expected.
Comcast reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, helped by a tax settlement and more high-speed Internet customers.
Eli Lilly earnings plunged, hurt by special charges and generic competition for its Cymbalta depression drug, but it affirmed its full-year forecast.
The 27 percent rise in quarterly profits reflected an increase in passenger boardings and lower fuel costs.
Dunkin Brands' reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly profit as more customers visited its coffee and doughnut chain, Dunkin Donuts, in the U.S.
AT&T reported $32.96 billion in revenue for the quarter, missing Street estimates of $33.25 billion.
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The aerospace giant also raised its full-year guidance.
Sales of Biogen Idec's new multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera fell short of Wall Street estimates for the first time. Its shares fell nearly 3 percent.
Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.
Broadcom on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $98 million.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reported third-quarter revenue lower than analysts forecast, as sales of blockbuster asthma drug Advair continued to fall.
Yahoo reported earnings of 52 cents per share, topping expectations of 30 cents per share.
McDonald's reports its worst monthly comparable sales decreases in the US and Europe since early 2003.