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  • *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. *Stocks pare gains; New York tests patient for Ebola. NEW YORK, Oct 23- Earnings from Caterpillar and 3 M drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains in late trading after reports that a New York hospital was running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Corporate earnings including Caterpillar's drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains late in the session after reports that a New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker who treated infected patients in West Africa.

  • *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.6 percent at $98.94 while 3 M added 5 percent to $145.85.

  • US STOCKS-Industrials lead sharp jump on Wall Street Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 5.3 percent at $99.61 while 3 M added 5.6 percent to $146.70.

  • *Business data in Europe, China show mild improvement. *U.S. to reopen 30- year TIPS issue with additional $7 billion. Earlier, private gauges on business activities in Europe and China showed modest improvement in early October.

  • US STOCKS-Industrials lead Wall St sharply higher Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.5 percent at $98.80 while 3 M added 6 percent to $147.34.

  • Oct 23- Diverse U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co posted a 5.8 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday that topped estimates, driven by a jump in U.S. sales and cost controls as well as strong pricing that helped boost margins. Shares of 3 M, a Dow Jones industrial average component, rose 6.2 percent. 3 M, a maker of adhesives, abrasives and other products for a variety of...

  • *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, with major indexes up more than 1 percent in a broad rally as strong results, including from two Dow components, reassured investors that corporations continue to fare well despite concerns about global economic growth. After a four-week string of declines, the S&P...

  • Under Armour shares fall as sales growth slows Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Under Armour

    Sports apparel maker Under Armour reported slowing quarterly growth in its apparel business, sending its shares down about 6 percent in early trading.

  • Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co, both Dow components, reassured investors that multinationals can deliver solid earnings despite concerns about global economic growth. Shares of Caterpillar, which raised its full-year earnings outlook, rose 4.9 percent, while 3 M shares jumped 5.7 percent. "If we're looking at headwinds like currency and slowing global growth,...

  • *Gold extends losses after drop overnight. LONDON, Oct 23- Gold fell on Thursday as stronger-than-expected economic data and upbeat corporate results lifted stocks in Europe and the United States, while the dollar index held near a one-week high and demand for physical metal eased. Spot gold was down 0.5 percent at $1,234.30 an ounce at 1352 GMT, while U.S. gold...

  • *Business data in Europe, China show mild improvement. Benchmark yields were on track to rise for a third straight session above 2.50 percent as the U.S. Labor Department said continued jobless claims fell to 2.35 million in the week ended Oct. 11, which was the lowest since December 2000. Earlier, private gauges on business activities in Europe and China showed...

  • Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results, with heavy machinery maker Caterpillar also raising its full-year profit view. Caterpillar was up 4.2 percent at $98.31 while 3 M added 4.3 percent to $144.95. "It's good to see good numbers in any company, but if we're looking at headwinds like currency and slowing global growth, seeing...

  • Oct 23- Sports apparel manufacturer and retailer Under Armour Inc reported slowing quarterly growth in its apparel business, sending its shares down about 6 percent in early trading. Under Armour also raised its full-year 2014 sales forecast for the third time. Under Armour said net income rose to $89.1 million, or 41 cents per share, in the third quarter ended...

  • *Gold extends losses after drop overnight. LONDON, Oct 23- Gold prices eased on Thursday as better-than-expected euro zone business activity data lifted stock markets from early lows, while the dollar index held near its highest in a week and demand for the physical metal softened. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent at $1,235.90 an ounce at 1206 GMT, while U.S. gold...

  • *Gold extends losses after drop overnight. LONDON, Oct 23- Gold prices eased on Thursday as better-than-expected euro zone business activity data lifted stock markets from early lows, while the dollar index held near its highest in a week and demand for the physical metal softened. Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,239.50 an ounce at 0936 GMT, while U.S. gold...

  • Hong Kong shares fall, China manufacturing caps losses Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:13 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 23- Hong Kong main share index finished lower on Thursday in line with regional bourses, but further declines were capped by slightly stronger China manufacturing activity. China CNR Corp Ltd said it had been awarded a subway contract from Massachusetts. China CNR Corp Ltd jumped 3.2 percent, and CSR Corp Ltd climbed 1.5 percent.

  • BOSTON, Oct 21- U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations. Through September, corporate bond portfolios boosted their holdings of U.S....

  • Wall Street fell as Boeing Co and Biogen Idec tumbled after their results disappointed investors, the two biggest drags on the S&P 500.. The retreat on Wall Street pulled MSCI's gauge of global equity performance lower, but European stocks closed higher, largely driven by earnings. GlaxoSmithKline rose 2.6 percent in London after saying it expects an Ebola...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. stocks turned lower in afternoon trading on Wednesday, with major indexes erasing earlier gains as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors and Boeing and Biogen sold off following results. Market benchmarks began drifting lower in late morning after a gunman fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa, the Canadian capital, and...