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  • Stocks gain on higher profits, consumer confidence Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Earnings gains and higher consumer confidence numbers sent U.S. stock indexes higher. Amgen rose 6 percent after its earnings beat forecasts. Crude oil rose 42 cents to close at $81.42 a barrel.

  • *Amgen gains, Twitter falls following results. Amgen's stock was up 5.1 percent, among the top boosts for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, following its results and forecast, while energy shares bounced back sharply from big declines Monday. "Companies are managing to outperform in a period when the global economy is slowing," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St climbs on earnings, confidence data Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    *Amgen gains, Twitter falls following results. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stocks climbed in afternoon trading on Tuesday, following stronger-than-expected earnings and an upbeat consumer confidence reading. Amgen's stock was up 5 percent, among the top boosts for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, following its results and guidance, while energy shares reboundedbounced back...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $106.74 with 43,873,100 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.3 percent to $24.07 with 17,317,800 shares traded. DryShips Inc. rose 4.5 percent to $1.61 with 18,153,600 shares traded.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. rose 1.3 percent to $16.80 with 67,921,300 shares traded. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. rose 22.2 percent to $11.29 with 37,589,000 shares traded.

  • IBM approves new $5B stock repurchase Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— IBM has authorized the repurchase of another $5 billion of its own stock. With the latest approval announced Tuesday, IBM has authorized the repurchase of as much as $6.4 billion in stock. International Business Machines Corp. had 998 million shares on the market during the third quarter, and its shares are down 11 percent since Oct. 17.

  • Oct 28- Freeport-McMoRan Inc on Tuesday reported better-than expected quarterly earnings but lowered its production estimates for the full year partly on worker strife at its big copper and gold mine in Indonesia, sending its shares down more than 4 percent. "We believe the weak October production is the reason for lower annual guidance," RBC Capital Markets...

  • *Brent oil steadies around $86 as weak dollar offsets data. NEW YORK, Oct 28- Global equity markets rose and bond prices eased on Tuesday on solid corporate earnings on both sides of the Atlantic and an upbeat U.S. consumer confidence report that more than made up for weak American housing and industrial data. With 245 companies in the S&P 500 having reported...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St up on earnings, data mixed Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    *Capital goods orders post largest fall in eight months. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as strong earnings and an upbeat consumer confidence reading more than offset weaker-than-expected housing and industrial data. Ranking among the largest percentage gainers on the S&P 500 were Amgen, AutoNation and Cummins, which reported earnings between...

  • Stocks up as more companies report strong results Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market is moving higher at midday as U.S companies announce positive earnings. The Fed is also winding down its $4 trillion bond-buying program. Amgen rose 6 percent after announcing better-than-expected earnings.

  • Freeport-McMoRan also said on Tuesday that the union leaders at its Grasberg copper mine in Indonesia, where a truck accident in late September resulted in the death of four miners, planned to conduct a 30- day strike beginning Nov. 6. Freeport-McMoRan said Indonesia had approved resumption of operations on Oct. 13 and while most operating areas had normal...

  • *Capital goods orders post largest fall in eight months. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday even as weaker-than-expected data cut gains in equity futures and as the Federal Reserve prepared to begin a two-day meeting on monetary policy. "Durable goods disappointed, and that points to cautious consumers and also that capital...

  • DETROIT, Oct 28- AutoNation Inc on Tuesday reported a 15 percent jump in third-quarter earnings, in part because of robust profit from used cars. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida- based company earned 90 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations of 86 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. During the quarter, AutoNation repurchased 4.4 million shares of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- Investors stung by plunging oil prices and energy stocks may find relief right around the corner: A Republican-led U.S. Senate could well jump-start energy-friendly policies that would shore up the beaten-down sector. Now, those with a stake in the sector hope a Republican Senate takeover will lead to reform of export laws, speed up approval of...

  • Sherwin-Williams tops 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    CLEVELAND _ Sherwin-Williams Co. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $326.2 million. Sherwin-Williams expects full-year earnings to be $8.70 to $8.80 per share. Sherwin-Williams shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 6 percent.

  • LONDON, Oct 28- World stocks inched up and U.S. bond yields steadied after almost three weeks of gains on Tuesday with Federal Reserve policy setters expected to end six years of aggressive monetary stimulus. With the euro zone running into turbulence again and China's giant economy also struggling for pace, the prospect of a world without U.S. stimulus has...

  • Asian stocks rise with Wall Street, eyes on Fed Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Strong corporate earnings pushed up stocks across industries on Tuesday, with the energy sector and small companies leading the gains. Whirlpool, AutoNation and engine-maker Cummins all rose 7 percent after reporting their results. "Here we are just two weeks later, and we've just about gained it back," said Scott Wren, a stock strategist at Wells Fargo...

  • "Ahead of the European open, we're calling the major bourses positive with a bit of a recovery after yesterday's weakness," he said, predicting London's FTSE could open about 0.2 higher, while Germany's DAX and France's CAC could open up 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shrugged off early losses and a lacklustre...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shrugged off early losses and a lacklustre performance on Wall Street to rise about 0.3 percent. But Japan's Nikkei stock average extended losses, shedding 0.8 percent on concerns over corporate earnings after disappointing results from Canon Inc, despite upbeat economic data released before...

  • *MSCI Asia wilts after lacklustre session on Wall Street. TOKYO, Oct 28- Asian shares wobbled in early trade on Tuesday, with investors cautious ahead of the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down about 0.1 percent in early trade, after a lacklustre session on Wall Street.