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  • Greek bond yields soar as debt default fears swell Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    LONDON— Mounting fears of a Greek debt default sent the country's borrowing costs surging higher Thursday and prompted one prominent U.K. bookmaker to stop taking bets on the possibility of Greece leaving the euro. Greece owes the IMF around 1 billion euros in repayments next month. "What is concerning is how quickly these' informal' talks could turn into serious...

  • BlackRock tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK _ BlackRock Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $822 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.51 per share. BlackRock shares have increased slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2...

  • LONDON, April 15- The roaring stock market rallies of the United States, Japan and Europe show no sign of reaching most emerging markets, where lacklustre economic growth and company profits point to a fifth straight year of lagging performance. MSCI's emerging equity index, in contrast, stands more than 20 percent below record highs hit in 2007 and despite...

  • TOKYO, April 16- Asian stocks took cues from a global surge in equities and rose on Thursday, while the dollar was on the defensive after weak U.S. economic data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.4 percent. Wall Street shares posted sizeable gains overnight on several strong corporate earnings results and the pan-European...

  • Delta and Intel are big market movers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Delta Air Lines Inc., up $1.12 to $44.20. Nokia Corp., down 12 cents to $7.84.

  • *Intel pushes higher following quarterly report. *Netflix gains after the close. Intel jumped 4.25 percent to $32.83 after the chipmaker said late on Tuesday it expects flat revenue for the entire year despite some weakness in the first quarter.

  • Netflix tops 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    LOS GATOS, Calif. _ Netflix Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $23.7 million. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share. Netflix shares have increased 39 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • NEW YORK— Rising oil prices and stronger earnings from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market to a higher finish. Rig operator Transocean soared 10 percent, the most in the Standard& Poor's 500 index. U.S. crude rose $3.10, nearly 6 percent, to close at $56.39 a barrel.

  • *China's economy grew 7 pct in Q1, slowest in six years. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 15- Gold rose 1 percent above $1,200 an ounce on Wednesday, as the dollar turned weak late in the session after weaker than expected U.S. economic data, while stronger U.S. and European stocks limited the metal's upside. "The late-day rise seems to be from the pull-back in the dollar index," said...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St up on earnings, oil surges Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks rallied following several strong earnings reports on Wednesday, while European shares hit a 14- year high after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance. Better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings from Intel that were broadly in line with...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 4 percent to $126.78 with 28,272,800 shares traded. Axion Power International Inc. fell 21.2 percent to$. 04 with 32,274,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $28.25 with 29,732,000 shares traded.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Alcoa Inc. fell. 2 percent to $13.34 with 34,214,000 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. fell 1.1 percent to $15.64 with 115,292,100 shares traded.

  • Rising oil and energy stocks push market higher at midday Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    The price of oil jumped $2.30 a barrel to $55.59 a barrel in New York. Among energy companies, offshore drilling services firm Noble Corp rose 7 percent. Delta Air Lines climbed 4 percent after its quarterly profit more than tripled.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St up as earnings worries recede, oil jumps Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:02 PM ET

    *Bank of America profit rises as costs fall. *Netflix to report after the bell. Intel, which reported results after the bell on Tuesday, was up 4.3 percent at $32.84 as it forecast flat revenue for the entire year despite some weakness in the first quarter.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher as earnings worries recede Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    *Bank of America profit rises as costs fall. *Netflix to report after the bell. Intel, which reported results after the bell on Tuesday, was up 3.8 percent at $32.69.

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $4.9650 a bushel; July corn was 2.25 cents lower at $3.7875 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.6825 a bushel; while July soybeans was 9 cents higher at 9.73 a bushel. June live cattle was 1.50 cents higher $1.5192 a pound; August...

  • Long-time Angie's List CEO Oesterle plans to step down Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Long-time Angie's List CEO William S. Oesterle will step down to pursue other interests, including becoming more civically involved in the consumer review site's home state of Indiana, the company announced Wednesday. Shares of Angie's List soared after the Indianapolis company announced Oesterle's plan and lifted a forecast for a measure of...

  • US stocks open higher; energy sector gains on oil rebound Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    Intel led the Dow Jones industrial average higher early Wednesday after the chipmaker reported earnings that were higher than the same period a year earlier. The price of oil rose 65 cents to $53.94 a barrel in New York. Rig operator Transocean rose 1.5 percent.

  • *Bank of America profit rises as costs fall. *Netflix to report after the bell. Bank of America's, shares were down 0.5 percent at $15.74.

  • PNC Financial Services tops 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH _ PNC Financial Services Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $1 billion. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.71 per share. PNC Financial Services shares have climbed almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed...