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  • NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is opening sharply lower following disappointing corporate earnings and weak economic news. Caterpillar's stock fell 7 percent after the heavy equipment maker was hurt in the fourth quarter by restructuring costs and issued a weak outlook. Technology giants Apple and Yahoo will disclose their results after the close.

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stocks were set to open sharply lower on Tuesday, with Microsoft and Caterpillar shares down more than 8 percent each after posting earnings, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment. Microsoft fell 8.4 percent in premarket trading the day after the Dow...

  • 3M tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    A man wearing a 3M mask in Beijing

    3M on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.18 billion.

  • *Caterpillar shares slide as low oil prices hurt profit. *Microsoft shares tumble a day after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, weighed by company earnings results including those of sector bellwethers Microsoft and Caterpillar.

  • NEW YORK— Microsoft's stock declined more than 7 percent in premarket trading Tuesday after the company provided a lackluster third-quarter forecast. Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood told industry analysts late Tuesday that the strong dollar will dent quarterly revenue by 4 percent. DiFucci lowered Microsoft's price target to $38 from $40, but...

  • *Pfizer's outlook disappoints, stock slips. *Microsoft shares tumble a day after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, weighed by company earnings results including those of Microsoft, while concerns lingered over Greece's new anti-bailout government and its implications for the euro zone.

  • Pfizer beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.23 billion. Pfizer expects full-year earnings in the range of $2 to $2.10 per share, with revenue in the range of $44.5 billion to $46.5 billion. Pfizer shares have climbed slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. The main European indices were expected to open higher, though foul weather in the United States will curb activity on Wall Street. Other moves were mostly modest and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat on the day.

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian share markets were mostly firmer on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for...

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian shares moved higher on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European markets had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for caution as the...

  • Ocwen and Mattel are big market movers Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Ocwen Financial Corp., up 56 cents to $6.91. HCA Holdings Inc., up $4.36 to $73.

  • *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally on merger deal. *D.R. Horton up after results, lifting homebuilders. "There was a lot of trepidation in the market going into the Greek election... but by this morning the Syriza win was priced into the market already," said Robert Francello, head of equity trading for Apex Capital in San Francisco.

  • US stock market finishes with small gains Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is finishing with tiny gains as investors weigh corporate earnings, mergers, and the implications of an election victory in Greece by a party opposed to that country's bailout plan. The Dow Jones industrial average rose six points, or 0.03 percent, to close at 17,678 on Monday. The Standard& Poor's 500 index edged up five points, or 0.3...

  • *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally, set to merge. In deal news, Rock-Tenn Co and MeadWestvaco Corp said they would combine to form a packaging company worth $16 billion, with MeadWestvaco shareholders owning a majority stake. Rock-Tenn shares jumped 6.7 percent to $67.19 while MeadWestvaco rose 14.5 percent to $51.59 as the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainer.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell. 6 percent to $33.18 with 26,768,400 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose. 8 percent to $15.85 with 54,023,700 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 6.5 percent to $2.61 with 36,478,400 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 1 percent to $113.10 with 50,982,500 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 9 percent to $27.97 with 18,119,600 shares traded.

  • Stocks surged Monday for several companies that could gain business from the storm system that is sweeping down the East Coast and expected to dump as much as two feet of snow on New York and Boston. Generator maker Generac Holdings Inc., snowplow maker Douglas Dynamics Inc. and PowerSecure International Inc. all climbed 4 percent or more Monday afternoon...

  • *MSCI global share index up slightly. The electoral results spurred concern over new instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. The MSCI's global share index was up 0.2 percent, while the S&P 500 was nearly flat.

  • *MSCI world shares, U.S. stocks edge lower. The victory by the Syriza party spurred concern over fresh instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. "The ongoing display of angst is that Greece removes itself from the euro zone.

  • Jan 26- Packaging companies Rock-Tenn Co and MeadWestvaco Corp agreed to form a combined $16 billion company to take on market leader International Paper Co in the United States and abroad. Shares of MeadWestvaco and Rock-Tenn rose to record highs. MeadWestvaco shareholders will have a 50.1 percent stake in the new company, which will be named before the deal...