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U.S. stock market futures jumped Wednesday, following three days of sharp declines, as a batch of stronger-than-expected earnings reports helped offset disappointment from Apple's results and worries over the euro zone.
Stocks quickly clawed back in the final hour of trading Tuesday but still ended lower, with the Dow logging its third-consecutive triple-digit loss, pressured by ongoing worries in the euro zone.
The story of VirnetX is like so many battleground stocks: The bulls hang on every piece of apparent good news and the bulls attempt to pierce it with logic and fact.
U.S. stock market futures turned flat Tuesday as investors digested a handful of mixed earnings and worries over the euro zone against an improving manufacturing report from China.
Rising fuel costs and competition from low cost rivals is pushing premium airlines in Asia to consolidate, which will lead to a spurt in M&A activity in the sector, says a recent Citi report.
Stocks staged a strong comeback from their lows Monday, with the Dow posting a triple-digit recovery, but all three major indexes still finished in the red amid fresh worries over the euro zone.
NRG Energy said Sunday that it reached an agreement to buy wholesale power provider GenOn Energy in an all-stock deal worth about $1.7 billion.
U.S. stock index futures added to sharp losses Monday amid worries that Spain will need a full sovereign bailout and mounting fears that Greece may leave the euro.
Swiss private bank Julius Baer posted first half numbers that beat analysts’ forecasts, helped by strong client money inflows of 5.5 billion Swiss francs ($5.54 billion).
Marc Lasry has never been afraid to go his own way. After betting on Obama in 2008, and on Ford in 2009, the hedge fund owner is now putting his money on a long-term European comeback, the New York Times reports.
Stocks finished near session lows Friday sparked by fresh fears over the euro zone sovereign debt crisis and after a batch of mixed earnings reports.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday following a three-day rally as worries over Europe resurfaced and as investors sifted through another batch of earnings.
Rumors of yet another possible cross-border merger between two stock exchanges gathered pace on Friday, after a British newspaper reported that Singapore and London bourses are in takeover talks. Still, most analysts believe a deal is unlikely to materialize, because the benefits of a tie-up are simply not compelling.
Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session in choppy trading Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting its best level since May.
U.S. stock index futures pared some of its earlier gains Thursday after the weekly jobless claims rose more than expected and as investors digested a bag of mixed earnings reports.
Audit firm PwC released a new report Wednesday showing it expects a pick-up in mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. in the second half of the year.
No matter who you are, if you qualify for a home loan, you’re going to get an historically low interest rate on your mortgage in the current market. But unless you’re a billionaire, it won’t be as low as Mark Zuckerberg’s, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Stocks closed higher in choppy trading Tuesday, wiping out the previous session's declines, thanks to better-than-expected earnings reports and as investors remained hopeful that the central bank may still be open to further easing.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday following a batch of better-than-expected earnings and as investors speculated Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke may give fresh clues about further stimulus measures on the heels of several weak economic reports pointing to an economic slowdown.
Stocks ended lower in light, choppy trading Monday, amid ongoing worries over the slowing economy and ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.
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