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  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- The dollar edged up and world stock indexes edged lower on Wednesday as investor focus turned toward the Federal Reserve, which will deliver a post-meeting statement later in the day. Worries that Greece's new government is heading for clashes with the rest of the euro zone over its debts weighed on European shares, while shares of Apple, which...

  • NEW ORLEANS— The collapse in world oil prices claimed a casualty in Louisiana's vital energy industry Wednesday when South Africa- based Sasol announced a delay in final investment plans for a $14 billion plant that would convert natural gas into liquid fuels. The plant near Lake Charles in southwestern Louisiana was expected to create hundreds of permanent...

  • International Paper misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    An International Paper Co. employee stacks corrugated boxes on the floor of the company's factory in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.

    International Paper on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million.

  • Jan 28- Boeing Co reported a 23 percent increase in core fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, topping analysts' estimates and sending its shares up 4.3 percent. Boeing forecast a rise in cash flow to $6.2 billion in 2015, at the top end of expectations, from $4.3 billion at the end of the year. Boeing's results showed strong year-end performances across its...

  • US STOCKS-Apple, Boeing lift Wall Street; Fed eyed Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Yahoo unveils plan to spin off Alibaba stake. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year. Boeing added 4.2 percent to $138 after handily beating top- and bottom-line expectations.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is opening high after impressive earnings from Apple and Boeing. It was one of the top gainers in the S&P 500. Boeing rose 3.4 percent after commercial-jet demand boosted its profit and helped it easily top expectations. Alibaba's stock fell 3.4 percent after Chinese regulators accused the e-commerce giant of allowing sales of...

  • *Yahoo unveils plan to spin off Alibaba stake. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including from Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year. The expected gains in major equity indexes come a day after a sharp selloff on Wall Street,...

  • Boeing tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Boeing Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.47 billion. Boeing expects full-year earnings in the range of $8.20 to $8.40 per share, with revenue in the range of $94.5 billion to $96.5 billion. Boeing shares have climbed almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped slightly more...

  • International Paper misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ International Paper Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. International Paper shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has fallen slightly more...

  • General Dynamics tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ General Dynamics Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $701 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.10 per share. General Dynamics shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined slightly more...

  • Rockwell Automation beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Rockwell Automation Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $214.2 million. Rockwell Automation expects full-year earnings in the range of $6.50 to $6.80 per share. Rockwell Automation shares have fallen almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped slightly more than 1...

  • Stocks fade late as oil dips, Fed gives investors pause Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:29 AM ET

    "The market is, on one hand, happy the Fed is saying things look solid, but it means at some point we will get that first rate hike," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist for Prudential Financial. Impressive earnings from Apple and Boeing made investors optimistic and lifted stocks early. The Energy Department reported that U.S. oil inventories rose to their highest...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27- Freescale Semiconductor Ltd gave a revenue forecast for the current quarter above Wall Street's expectations, and its shares rose 12 percent in extended trade as its chief executive pointed to growing demand from automobile makers for its chips. Freescale makes chips used in a broad range of markets, including consumer products,...

  • Jan 27- Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China, although the United States remained the top iPhone market. Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Reuters in an interview that the company did not sell more iPhones in China...

  • *U.S. stocks fall on disappointing earnings; MSCI global index slips. NEW YORK, Jan 27- World stock indexes fell on Tuesday following disappointing company earnings, while the dollar retreated after an unexpected decline in U.S. durable goods orders. All three major U.S. stock indexes ended more than 1 percent lower, with shares of Microsoft, down 9.3 percent, and...

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. The group lost 3.3 percent in its biggest one-day drop since November 2011, in the wake of results from industry bellwether Microsoft. Industrial shares fell, led by Caterpillar.

  • Caterpillar and Microsoft are big market movers Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Caterpillar Inc., down $6.18 to $79.85. Freeport-McMoRan Inc., down $1.18 to $18.38.

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. The group lost 3.3 percent in its biggest one-day drop since November 2011, in the wake of results from industry bellwether Microsoft. Industrial shares fell, led by Caterpillar.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AK Steel Holding Corp. rose 6.4 percent to $4.31 with 11,862,600 shares traded. AT&T Inc. fell. 4 percent to $33.04 with 14,693,200 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 3.4 percent to $2.70 with 51,539,100 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 3.5 percent to $109.14 with 75,556,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 3.8 percent to $26.90 with 45,042,100 shares traded.