Both Air France-KLM and Deutsche-Lufthansa posted forecast beating earnings on Wednesday surprising stock markets, and analysts have told CNBC that their futures could be bright as years of restructuring seem to be paying off.
CNBC's David Faber reports famed investor Carl Icahn has called for a shareholder proposal that calls for Apple to buy back $50 billion in stock. His previous request had been for $150 billion.
Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
Total applications are down 12.8 percent week-to-week, and the average rate on the 30-year fixed conforming loan crossed the 4.5 percent mark, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Mortgage bankers say the numbers are still skewed due to the holiday week.
Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the outlook on jobs and housing, after this morning's ADP report and the decline in mortgage applications.