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Apollo Group, owner of the University of Phoenix, reported a better-than-expected profit, but said student sign-ups fell for the fourth straight quarter.
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Stocks finished well off their earlier lows in volatile trading Thursday, as techs recovered in the final minutes of trading, but brewing worries over Europe kept a damper on gains.
U.S. stock index futures pared their gains Thursday following policy announcements from both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank and as investors digested a pair of mixed economic reports.
Blackstone, one of the world's largest alternative asset managers, has quietly secured a securities underwriting licence as its expanding capital markets operation strays into investment banking territory.
Stocks ended higher in thin trading Wednesday, after Dow component Alcoa kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season on a positive note.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
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Stocks finished lower for the second session Tuesday, as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of what is expected to be a weak fourth-quarter earnings season.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Tuesday on Wall Street, as investors await the start of fourth quarter earnings season.
Stocks kicked off the new year with a bang! But the party may be over once earnings season kicks into full gear.
Stocks finished the final trading day of 2012 with a sharp rally, as optimistic remarks from Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama overshadowed the possibility that the U.S. could go over the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the night.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
*DuPont, 3 M, United Tech, UPS miss revenue forecasts. *DuPont, 3 M Co cut profit forecasts.
*DuPont, 3 M, United Tech, UPS miss revenue forecasts. *DuPont, 3 M Co cut profit forecasts. DuPont and United Tech are by no means the only big U.S. companies to begin cutting jobs.
When the University of Phoenix, the country's largest university, announced this week it's closing 115 campuses and satellite locations, it signaled more than a sudden availability of commercial real estate near highway interchanges, where for-profit colleges like to set up shop as a student convenience.
NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Quest Diagnostics Inc., down $3.62 at $59.75. Dean Foods Co., up $1.92 at $16.96.
NEW YORK-- A surprisingly strong housing report helped push the stock market mostly higher Wednesday, while weak earnings reports from Intel and IBM weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average. Better results from Mattel, Goldman Sachs, and Johnson& Johnson shot the stock market higher Tuesday.
Among the stock activity stories for Wednesday, Oct. 17, from The Associated Press:. _ Apollo Group Inc.' s shares plunged after the for-profit education company reported a disastrous fourth-quarter and announced plans to close many of its University of Phoenix schools.