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  • *Second-quarter GDP expands at 2.3 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3...

  • *Second-quarter GDP expands at 2.3 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending offset the drag from soft business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year. Gross domestic product expanded at a...

  • *Second-quarter GDP forecast to rise at 2.6 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending and housing offset the drag from trade and the energy sector, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- A gauge of U.S. business investment plans rebounded solidly in June after two straight months of declines, suggesting the drag on manufacturing from capital spending cuts was starting to ebb. "This could be a sign that manufacturing activity is starting to pick up again following the weak start to the year," said Daniel Silver, an economist at...

  • *Core capital goods orders rise 0.9 percent in June. WASHINGTON, July 27- A gauge of U.S. business investment plans rebounded solidly in June, suggesting the drag on manufacturing from capital spending cuts was starting to ebb. The Commerce Department said on Monday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business...

  • Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No. 1 oilfield services provider said last week it believed the North American rig count may be bottoming and that a slow rise in both land drilling and completion activity could occur in the second half of the year. Schlumberger and rival Halliburton have slashed their capital expenditure budgets for this year.

  • July 24- Oilfield giants Schlumberger Ltd and Halliburton Co and many others in the oil and gas industry have announced plans to lay off thousands of people in the past few months as global oil prices have fallen more than 40 percent since June last year. Houston- based Schlumberger also said in April that it plans to cut another 11,000 jobs, bringing the total job...

  • *Baker Hughes shares up 3 pct, Halliburton up 4 pct. Rising stage intensity- the practice of fracking more stages per well to increase production- also helped Baker Hughes stem revenue losses, said Societe Generale analyst Edward Muztafago. Baker Hughes's second-quarter revenue from North America, which accounts for over a third of total revenue, decline 25...

  • July 21- Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc, which is being acquired by larger rival Halliburton Inc, said it expects unfavorable market conditions to persist for the rest of the year. "In North America, we don't anticipate activity to increase while commodity prices remain depressed," Baker Hughes Chief Executive Martin Craighead said in a statement...

  • Disappointing earnings from several big U.S. companies put investors in a selling mood Tuesday, giving the stock market its first broad decline in four days. IBM and United Technologies were among the companies whose latest quarterly report cards fell short of Wall Street's expectations or included dimmer outlooks. "Investors appear to be in a listen-only...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Monday after several companies reported solid earnings. Toymaker Hasbro and the oil and gas company Halliburton rose after delivering results that were better than analysts were expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 13.96, or 0.1 percent, to close at 18,100.41.

  • CF Industries and Exelixis are big market movers Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Morgan Stanley, down 16 cents to $40.04. CF Industries Holdings Inc., down $3.92 to $65.

  • *Halliburton, Baker shares up amid decline in oil stocks. July 20- Halliburton Co said it had tapped BlackRock Inc for $500 million to help fund drilling in existing shale wells, the first such move by a major oilfield services provider at a time when oil producers are shying away from drilling new wells. "Though a relatively small market today, we see significant...

  • Investors had their eye on company earnings news after weeks of fretting over Greece's debt crisis and a steep slide in China's stock market. "We're focused on earnings and they're coming in better," said Quincy Krosby, a market strategist at Prudential Financial. Gold slumped to its lowest level in five years, pulling mining stocks lower.

  • July 20- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as costs cuts helped offset the impact of a steep drop in drilling activity. The company also said it was "fully committed" to completing its takeover of smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc, after the U.S. Department of Justice extended its review of...

  • US stocks eye earnings, gold and Greece Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 8:24 AM ET
    A person walks by Morgan Stanley's New York headquarters.

    U.S. stocks were expected to open a tad higher on Monday, with focus on a slew of second-quarter earnings reports.

  • Early movers: MS, HAS, HAL, VSLR, PYPL & more Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 7:55 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Halliburton, a provider of drilling services to oil and gas operators, earned $54 million, or 6 cents per share, for the period ended June 30. A year earlier the Houston company earned $774 million, or 91 cents per share. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for adjusted earnings of 29 cents per share.

  • July 20- Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co reported a 93 percent fall in quarterly profit as oil producers pummeled by a steep decline in oil prices cut drilling activity, and the company incurred about $400 million in charges. Profit attributable to Halliburton fell to $53 million, or 6 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $775...

  • BEIJING— Asian stocks mostly drifted lower Monday as investors put Greece's debt crisis behind them to focus on the outlook for interest rates, corporate earnings and China's economy. Seoul's Kospi was off 0.2 percent at 2,071.87 and Bangkok, Taiwan and Manila also fell. Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.1 percent to 5,675.20 and Singapore and New Zealand also rose.