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SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- Hewlett-Packard Co appointed Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman its chairman on Thursday and enlisted Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld as an independent director, adding a 12th member to its board.
*Australia axes world's second biggest ETS before it starts. *Opposition calls it an "appalling" day for Australia. Australia is one of the world's biggest carbon emitters on a per capita basis and abandoning plans for the world's second largest emissions trading scheme after Europe, set to begin from 2015, is a major setback for global CO2 trading.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
Executives running the world's largest airplane makers and suppliers said they don't see a downturn coming anytime soon.
Alcoa has invested heavily in its U.S. aerospace business because of the country's leading position in advanced manufacturing, CEO Klaus Kleinfeld tells CNBC.
Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld joins CNBC from the Farnborough International Airshow in England, where he talked about U.S. manufacturing.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman & CEO, discuss the company's jet engine supply deal with Pratt & Whitney, and weighs in on what's driving growth in the airline sector.
July 14- Alcoa Inc said it signed a 10- year supply agreement with Pratt& Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, for $1.1 billion.
*Wells Fargo edges lower, but revenue tops forecasts. *Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open Friday in a modest rebound from recent losses, though major indexes remained on track for their biggest weekly decline since April.
*Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. *The S&P 500 has fallen for three of the past four sessions, dropping Thursday on concerns over the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank. *Fastenal Co reported second-quarter revenue that was below expectations.
NEW YORK, July 10- Investors added more than $19 billion in new cash to U.S.-based stock and money market funds in the latest week as the second-quarter earnings season kicked off, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open, despite relatively dovish minutes from the Fed, amid earnings caution.
Jim Cramer firmly believes companies can reinvent themselves, provided they have a clear vision and are willing to make tough decisions.
*Alcoa earnings top expectations; shares at highest since July 2011. NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks finished higher on Wednesday, rebounding from a sharp two-day selloff, after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers have started to detail how the central bank will end its easy monetary policy.
Stocks edged higher on Wednesday, following a two-session drop, as Wall Street welcomed Fed minutes and corporate earnings.
*Alcoa earnings top expectations; stock jumps. NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks rose to session highs on Wednesday after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed the central bank has begun detailing how it will end its easy monetary policy.
Bonds traded lower after the government's auction of 10-year Treasury notes, the second part of this week's $61 billion fixed-rate debt supply.
LONDON, July 9- Zinc steadied on Wednesday but stayed near the previous session's 3- year high as investors held firm to the view that the metal will face shortages due to mine closures and is currently a good proxy for recovering global growth. Copper prices hovered near their highest in almost five months, while aluminum touched a fresh 13- month top.
*Alcoa earnings top expectations; stock jumps. Alcoa Inc was one of the S&P 500' s biggest advancers, up 5.7 percent to $15.70 a day after the U.S. aluminum producer reported adjusted second-quarter earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street's forecasts.
*Alcoa's beat boosts Wall Street stocks. Alcoa Inc reported results after Wall Street closed Tuesday, beating analysts' expectations and lifting the aluminum maker's stock more than 3 percent.