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  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. stock opened little changed on Friday, as some weak corporate earnings took the steam out of a four-session winning streak.

  • Kansas City Southern beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Southern on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $141 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.23 per share. Kansas City Southern shares have dropped almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • Rockwell Collins misses 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa _ Rockwell Collins Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $167 million. Rockwell Collins expects full-year earnings to be $5.10 to $5.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $5.2 billion to $5.3 billion. Rockwell Collins shares have climbed 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index...

  • *GE shares edge up after results, Starbucks rallies. NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Friday, following a sharp rally in the previous session that returned the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to positive territory for the year and put major indexes on track to break a three-week streak of declines. *Thursday's advance came after the European Central Bank...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Greek shares led euro zone stock markets higher on Friday, boosted before Sunday's pivotal elections by the European Central Bank's decision to buy government bonds. The bond-buying scheme helped Greece's ATG share index rise 5.2 percent, with Attica Bank, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank up between 11.6 percent and 8.8 percent.

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Emerging equities were headed on Friday for their biggest weekly gain in 10 months, while bonds and currencies rallied across the board, thanks to the European Central Bank's trillion-euro stimulus pledge. MSCI's emerging equities index was more than 1 percent higher after the ECB on Thursday announced details of its planned bond-buying...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Stocks and bonds surged worldwide and the euro sank to an 11- year-low on Friday, the day after the European Central Bank announced a quantitative easing plan. Oil rose following the death of the king of Saudi Arabia. Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index responded with a 1.4 percent gain to 1,474 points, a seven-year high.

  • NEW YORK— A batch of mixed earnings reports Friday helped push the stock market to its first day of losses this week. Shares of tissue and diaper maker Kimberly-Clark dropped after the company's earnings fell short of expectations and it gave a disappointing outlook. "Our view is that the market is poised to have a reset to reflect what we think is a lower growth...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.1 percent, to 3,571.73, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent, to 3,351.76 points. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank of China, unchanged at 4.84 yuan; ICBC, up 2.1 percent to 4.98 yuan and Agricultural Bank of China, up 0.3 percent to 3.74 yuan.

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near one-month high on Friday as investors' risk appetite was buoyed after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to help revive the region's economy and stave off deflation. The Nikkei ended 1.1 percent higher at 17,511.75 points, the highest closing level since Dec. 29.

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Asian stocks extended a global rally on Friday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying stimulus programme that buoyed investors' risk appetite, drove bonds higher and kept the euro pinned near 11- year lows. Spreadbetters expect Europe to retain the previous session's sunny mood, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up by...

  • *Yaskawa jumps after raising profit, dividend forecasts. TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near three-week high on Friday morning as risk sentiment was buoyed after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to help revive the region's economy and stave off deflation. ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would...

  • *Euro struggles against peers after ECB, Greece next in focus. TOKYO, Jan 23- Asian equities extended a global equities rally on Friday after the European Central Bank launched a bond-buying stimulus drive in a landmark move that buoyed investor risk appetite, drove bonds higher and left the euro pinned near 11- year lows. Crude oil prices jumped after Saudi...

  • Starbucks shares up after the bell following results. NEW YORK, Jan 22- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq turned positive for the year as U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday on the back of a larger than anticipated stimulus from the European Central Bank. The choppiness seen early during the Wall Street session was due to some lingering questions about the effect of the announced...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    A plan to revive Europe's sagging economy rippled through markets on Thursday and swung the Standard& Poor's 500 stock index into positive territory for the year. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 259.70 points, or 1.5 percent, to 17,813.98. The S&P 500 rose 31.03 points, or 1.5 percent, to close at 2,063.15.

  • Intuitive Surgical tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Intuitive Surgical Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $146.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.32 per share. Intuitive Surgical shares have dropped nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq turned positive for the year as U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday on the back of a larger than anticipated stimulus program announcement from the European Central Bank.

  • *Verizon, American Express fall after results. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stocks rose to session highs ahead of the close on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced larger than expected measures to stimulate the region's sagging economy. "Many have said this program is not going to suddenly flip a switch," said John Canally, investment strategist at LPL...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains after ECB stimulus move Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:08 PM ET

    *Verizon, American Express fall after results. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced larger than expected measures to stimulate the region's sagging economy. "Many have said this program is not going to suddenly flip a switch," said John Canally investment strategist at LPL Financial in New York.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell. 6 percent to $33.79 with 33,768,900 shares traded. Avon Products Inc. rose 14.6 percent to $8.66 with 48,047,700 shares traded.