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  • HONG KONG, July 23- The index of major Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong surged early Wednesday, getting close to its 2014 peak, as investors particularly targeted financial and energy counters seen as undervalued. At midday, the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was up 0.3 percent to a 3- month high.

  • Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.8 percent to 23,962.98 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent to 5,575.10 helped by the brisk output report by mining giant BHP Billiton.

  • Violence continued in Gaza, but hopes rose for an easing of tension in Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels handed the flight recorders and victims' remains from a downed Malaysian airliner to international authorities.

  • Nikkei flat as investors avoid risk on Gaza worries Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:03 PM ET

    *Ukraine tension eases but Gaza worries keep investors risk averse- analysts. TOKYO, July 23- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Wednesday morning as investors avoided risk due to geopolitical concerns in the Gaza Strip, which offset upbeat sentiment from gains in U.S. and European markets overnight.

  • Violence continued in Gaza, but hopes rose for an easing of tension in Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels handed the flight recorder and victims' remains from a downed Malaysian airliner to international authorities.

  • *Chipotle rallies a day after results, Netflix slides. Netflix Inc, one of the market's biggest trading favorites over the past few years, reported a quarterly profit that more than doubled on Monday after the market closed. However, on Tuesday, Netflix shares fell 4.6 percent to $431.09 as the company's plans to expand in Europe were seen as eroding profits.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61.81 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 17,113.54.

  • Solid earnings drive more gains in US stocks Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are closing higher as more companies turn in solid earnings. Lockheed Martin rose 3 percent after the defense contractor's profit and revenue beat analysts' forecasts. Comcast rose 2 percent after reporting higher profit than the market was expecting.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as some positive earnings and economic data pointed to a market that still had room to rise despite the S&P 500 hitting an intraday record high. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61.81 points or 0.36 percent, to finish unofficially at 17,113.54.

  • *U.S. airlines suspend flights to Israel. NEW YORK, July 22- The S&P 500 hit a record high on Tuesday as inflation data was seen keeping the Federal Reserve in an equities-friendly tone, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose. 5 percent to $3.80 with 32,841,800 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose 2.8 percent to $17.09 with 30,732,200 shares traded.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street up on data, mixed earnings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    *EU threatens Russia with more sanctions, but words ring hollow. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as inflation data was seen keeping the Federal Reserve in an equities-friendly tone, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.

  • Stocks open higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    Comcast rose 1.3 percent after reporting higher profits than investors were expecting. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin rose 2 percent after the company's income and revenue beat analysts' forecasts. The DAX in Germany and the CAC-40 in France both rose 1 percent.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stocks are modestly higher at the open on Tuesday as a cascade of earnings landed and inflation was tame, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday as a cascade of earnings landed and inflation data was tame, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.

  • US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. COMMENT: "The news today is pretty good," said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday on hopes for an easing of tensions in Ukraine and as a cascade of earnings landed.

  • Travelers' profit drops as catastrophe losses rise Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    July 22- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a 26 percent drop in quarterly net profit as catastrophe losses rose. The company, a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, said net income fell to $683 million, or $1.95 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $925 million, or $2.41 per share, a year earlier.

  • *MSCI Asia hits 3- year peak, Nikkei up after Japan holiday. LONDON, July 22- European markets rode a global rebound in risk appetite on Tuesday helped by the first signs of cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists over the downed Malaysian Airlines plane.

  • HONG KONG, July 22- A Chinese market index of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings closed at its highest in three months on Tuesday, with gains coming in heavy volumes as autos, banking and property sectors all strengthened. BYD surged 5.6 percent in Shenzhen, while SAIC Motor Corp rose 1.7 percent to its highest close since February 2013.