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*Visa and Amazon latest major names to disappoint. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. stocks fell on Friday in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.
Asian equity markets finished mostly higher on the final trading day of the week following another record close for the S&P 500 overnight.
July 25- U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth. Several companies reported tepid performance in Brazil, the biggest economy in Latin America, where some economists fear the country is on the verge of a recession.
*Caterpillar drags on Dow; Facebook at record on results. *Amazon shares fall after market's close; Baidu rallies. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stocks finished a quiet session mostly flat on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high.
*Caterpillar drags on Dow; Facebook stock at record on results. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stocks ended a quiet session on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high. Recent gains on Wall Street have been fueled by earnings, which have been strong this quarter.
U.S. stocks closed little changed on Thursday, with the S&P touching highs, as investors weighed mostly upbeat earnings and mixed economic reports.
*Caterpillar weighs on Dow, Facebook hits record on results. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stocks barely budged on Thursday as corporate earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 eked out a record intraday high for the third straight session.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Flash manufacturing data came in mostly stronger than expected, but a mixed report from Caterpillar tempered hopes.
Ann Duignan, JPMorgan managing director and machinery analyst, discusses Caterpillar's earnings and expresses concerns over its mining business.
Obama's support of anti-inversion legislation only aims to put a patch on a larger problem—the need for corporate tax reform, CEOs tell CNBC.
"We're past the bottom in mining for sure," Caterpillar's CEO tells CNBC.
U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, ahead of one of the heaviest days for U.S. and European second-quarter earnings.
July 24- Caterpillar Inc on Thursday reported higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings but sales fell despite a rebound in the building sector. Caterpillar, the world's largest maker of earth-moving equipment, raised its full-year profit outlook to $5.75 a share, from $5.55 a share.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian equity markets ended mixed on Thursday following gains in the morning session as attention turned to the region's earnings season.
An earnings deluge will hit the stock market Thursday, and analysts say that mostly good reports could continue to drive new highs.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, building on gains after CPI rose in June, with sentiment also stabilized by encouraging earnings reports.
A long hoped for improvement in the economy appears to be manifesting in second-quarter U.S. earnings, but the next two weeks could be the real test.