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CNBC's Cadie Thompson discusses how analysts aren't expecting any big surprises from the Microsoft earnings report, but that if there's going to be anything to watch out for, it will most likely be from the Windows business.
Vocalist Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas is on the floor at the NYSE to ring the closing bell.
Coca-Cola's board of directors responds to Warren Buffett's opposition to its equity plan, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.
Santitarn Sathirathai, Head of Southeast Asia & India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, explains why it is important for the Bank of Thailand to leave interest rates on hold at 2 percent.
JJ Kinahan, Chief Strategist at TD Ameritrade, says Yum Brands is back "on the right path" after a 9 percent gain in China led by KFC.
Eddie Tam, CIO at Central Asset Investments, says China will see a slowdown for a long time as a trade-off for avoiding a hard landing in its economy.
Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre, says more reforms are needed to rein in executives' pay, as shareholders can't necessarily do it on their own.
Maxime Alimi, economist at AXA IM, says that France's chances of reaching its budget deficit target of 3 percent this year are "pretty slim", as many of the government's measures are "temporary".
European shares closed lower on Wednesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings news and data released in the euro zone, China and the U.S.