Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. On Thursday, global stocks were subdued after Google and IBM reported weak results, even though General Electric was optimistic and Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley beat expectations.» Read More
SYDNEY, April 17- The yen wallowed at one-week lows against the dollar early on Friday, having eased broadly overnight as a rally in global stocks dented demand for the safe-haven currency. The dollar bought 102.22 yen after rising 0.3 percent on Wednesday, while the euro reached a two-week high of 141.77 yen before edging back to 141.22 yen.
US stock indexes rise in pre-market trading on positive earnings from Pepsi, others Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels GE earnings lower because of NBC sale last year, outlook for economy positive PepsiCo quarterly profit beats expectations on stronger snack sales, cost cuts Goldman Sachs says first-quarter earnings fall 11 percent as fixed income trading slumps Mattel reports 1st quarter loss on weak sales of Barbie, weakness internationally Chipotle sales surge as more customers take a taste, but higher costs limit profit gains Target expands subscription service as it fends off Amazon.com in fight for online shoppers EU warns Russia of using gas supplies to Ukraine for political ends, urges stable supplies UnitedHealth's 1st- quarter profit tumbles 8 percent, insurer cites overhaul costs
*Yahoo rallies after results; BofA falls. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.
NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low. Yahoo's shares rallied, giving a boost to the S&P 500.. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 52.06 points, or 1.29 percent, to close unofficially at 4,086.23.
*Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. Better-then-expected growth in China, the world's largest economy, and a rally in Yahoo shares helped stocks rise for a third straight session.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose 1.2 percent to $36.10 with 23,832,000 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose 2.8 percent to $13.42 with 36,770,000 shares traded.
*China's growth slows, but exceeds median forecast. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose for a third straight session on Wednesday after data showed China's economic growth exceeded expectations and U.S. industrial production rose for a second straight month.
*Gold holds near 200- day moving average at $1,300. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 16- Gold prices eased on Wednesday as Wall Street stocks rose and as strong U.S. industrial production data fed investor caution about bullion a day after prices fell nearly 2 percent.
Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo rose 6 percent after the Internet pioneer said it was benefiting from its lucrative investments in Asia.
Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies posting big gains. Stocks started climbing from the opening bell on Wednesday as investors cheered the latest quarterly earnings report from Yahoo. The Web pioneer reported late Tuesday that it is making most of its money from its stakes in two Asian Internet companies: China's Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan.
Stock indexes are opening higher after more U.S. companies reported solid earnings and some encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo soared 8 percent after the company said it was benefiting from its lucrative investments in Asia and that its advertising sales were recovering.
NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose at the open on Wednesday after China's economic growth exceeded expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.
*Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. China, the world's second-largest economy, grew 7.4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. "That momentarily took the air out of that move," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.
*Bank of America posts loss, shares fall. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday after China's economic growth exceeded expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.
*Bank of America posts loss, shares fall. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after China's economic growth came in above expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.
*Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct, moves back above 50- day moving average. PARIS, April 16- European shares rose on Wednesday, reversing the previous session's slide as economic growth data from China came a touch above forecasts. French utilities Veolia Environnement and Suez Environnement both surged around 3 percent, boosted by merger speculation.
BEIJING, April 16- Hong Kong shares finished slightly up on Wednesday, with investors relieved about China's slightly better-than-expected economic growth, which eased fears of a dramatic slowdown. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was also up 0.1 percent.
*Euro STOXX 50 up 0.9 pct, moves back above 50- day moving average. *Credit Suisse, Danone drop after posting lower results. PARIS, April 16- European shares rose early on Wednesday, reversing the previous session's losses as data showed economic growth in China a touch above forecasts, while gains in Tesco also lifted markets.
BEIJING, April 16- China shares closed a touch higher on Wednesday after slightly better-than-expected first-quarter growth data eased worries about a dramatic slowdown in the Chinese economy. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.1 percent.
LONDON, April 16- European shares advanced on Wednesday to bounce back from the previous session's losses after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, while a rise in retailer Tesco also lifted markets. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also rose 1 percent, to 3,122.50 points.