• July 24- Insurers are expected to hike war risk premiums for airlines following losses due to global conflicts, including the downing of a Malaysia airplane over Ukraine, insurance rating agency A.M. Best Company said on Wednesday.

  • U.S. SEC weighs filing charges against S&P Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:54 PM ET

    McGraw Hill said it received a "Wells Notice" from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging violations of federal securities laws by Standard& Poor's related to the ratings. S&P has been cooperating with the SEC, McGraw Hill said. McGraw Hill shares closed at $83.11 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

  • July 23- Brokerage and investment bank Raymond James Financial Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly profit jumped 46 percent from last year, driven by growth in its asset management business.

  • July 23- Cirrus Logic Inc, a supplier of audio chips for the iPhone, forecast current-quarter revenue slightly below the midpoint of analysts' estimates. Cirrus, which gets about three-quarters of its sales from Apple Inc, said it expected second-quarter revenue of between $175 million and $195 million.

  • UPDATE 1-Angie's List forecasts revenue below Street Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    July 23- Angie's List Inc, which operates a website that allows users to review local businesses, forecast quarterly revenue below estimates and reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as it spent more to sign up customers. Angie's List said it expects revenue of $80.5 million- $82.5 million for the third quarter ending September.

  • July 23- Brokerage and investment bank Raymond James Financial Inc's quarterly profit jumped 46 percent, driven by growth in its asset management business. Net income rose to $122.69 million, or 85 cents per share, for the third quarter ended June 30, from $83.86 million, or 59 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • TripAdvisor's profit misses estimate as costs climb Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    July 23- Online travel research company TripAdvisor Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, sending its shares down 9 percent in extended trading. Excluding items, TripAdvisor earned 55 cents per share, 6 cents below what analysts on average had expected, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Cirrus Logic profit beats estimates Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    July 23- Chipmaker Cirrus Logic Inc reported a quarterly profit above analysts' estimates, helped by demand for its audio chips from iPhone and iPad maker Apple Inc. Net income fell to $10.2 million, or 16 cents per share, in the first quarter from $20.6 million, or 31 cents per share, a year earlier. Cirrus gets about three-quarters of its revenue from Apple.

  • Seifi Ghasemi, who successfully executed a number of deals as CEO of Rockwood Holdings Inc, was appointed to the top position at Air Products last month and analysts expect him to divest some of the company's businesses.

  • July 23- Tupperware Brands Corp, known for its colorful food containers, cut its full-year sales and profit forecast, citing lower sales in Europe. The company, whose shares fell as much as 11 percent, also reported lower-than-expected sales for the second quarter ended June 28 due to poor demand in Germany.

  • *General Dynamics, Northrop beat profit estimates. *General Dynamics reports higher aerospace orders. July 23- U.S. weapons makers General Dynamics Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp raised their 2014 profit forecasts as cost cutting allowed them to improve profitability even as defense spending by the U.S. government remained low.

  • July 23- PepsiCo Inc's higher-than-expected quarterly profit could give the company more ammunition against an activist investor who wants it to separate its snack and beverage businesses. The sales increases were partly a result of price hikes that PepsiCo implemented as it launched new products which usually command higher prices.

  • MUMBAI, July 23- India on Wednesday allowed foreign fund managers to hold more government bonds, but also stipulated that in future they will not be able to hold debt of less than three years.

  • July 23- A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year. Apple's shares rose 3.3 percent to a 22- month high of $97.88 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday.

  • TORONTO, July 23- Canada's largest telecom company, BCE Inc, said on Wednesday it will pay C $3.95 billion to take regional telecom Bell Aliant private, buying the 56 percent stake it does not already own to cut expenses and bolster its offerings in Atlantic Canada.

  • Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    July 23- A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year.

  • Boeing's ability to churn out the Dreamliner, which was hit by problems with its lithium-ion batteries last year, is crucial to the company's financial performance this year as it is relying on commercial jets to offset a weak defense business.

  • July 23- Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug to treat an inherited life-threatening condition called malignant hyperthermia. Eagle Pharmaceuticals is also testing Ryanodex for use in exertional heatstroke.

  • July 23- General Dynamics Corp, maker of Gulfstream jets, tanks and U.S. Navy ships, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, as lower operating costs boosted margins. General Dynamics' shares rose 2.9 percent before the bell. General Dynamics said its total potential contract value, the sum of all backlog components, rose 29 percent to $99.5 billion.

  • July 23- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose across its businesses and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs.