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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open after dismal Chinese PMI data released early on Tuesday.
The earnings train is about to leave the station, with reports due Tuesday from three Dow components, some transportation names and Apple.
It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
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U.S. stock futures were flat Tuesday, after major averages hit multi-year highs last Friday, as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of several major earnings reports.
A flood of earnings reports, including major technology and industrial companies, could make or break the stock market’s surprise January rally in the week ahead.
Every day, about 10 Kansas City Southern trains hauling everything from cars to chemicals crisscross the border between Mexico and the United States at Laredo, Texas, up from about six three years ago.
Nov 6- Superstorm Sandy will slash earnings at New Jersey casinos and benefit home repair and discount retailers but have limited impact on other sectors and is unlikely to trigger credit downgrades, credit agency Moody's Investors Service said.
Nov 6- Credit agency Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday that superstorm Sandy will slash revenue and earnings at New Jersey's Atlantic City casinos and benefit home repair and discount retailers but will have limited impact on other sectors.
Power has been restored to nearly 80 percent of utility customers in the New York City area who were blacked out by Super Storm Sandy, but a nor’easter loomed and that could set back efforts to return to normal.
New Yorkers felt the rumble of subway trains for the first time in four days on Thursday but gasoline shortages persisted in the Northeast and emergency crews struggled to reach the worst-hit areas and restore power to millions of people.
Companies such as environmental cleanup specialist Clean Harbors Inc, building supply chains Home Depot Inc and Lowe's Cos Inc, building products makers Owens Corning and Beacon Roofing Supply Inc, and generator manufacturer Generac Holdings Inc surged in early trading on the assumption that the recovery from Sandy will take years and boost sales.
Companies like environmental cleanup specialist Clean Harbors, building supply chains Home Depot and Lowe's, building products makers Owens Corning and Beacon Roofing and generator manufacturer Generac Holdings surged in early trading on the assumption that the recovery from Sandy will take years and boost sales.
Wall Street and two major airports reopened, and National Guardsmen rushed to rescue flood victims as the Northeast limped into recovery mode Wednesday, two days after being pummeled by epic Hurricane Sandy.
*Three major New York area airports still closed. *JFK, Newark to resume limited services Wednesday.
Late Tuesday, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it was possible that there would be limited service on Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Airlines said they planned to restart service Tuesday at some East Coast airports, including Boston and Philadelphia.
Airlines said they planned to restart service Tuesday at some East Coast airports, including Boston and Philadelphia.