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General Electric Co. rose$. 26 or 1.0 percent, to $26.88. Snap-On rose$. 39 or. 3 percent, to $118.86. Whirlpool Corp. fell$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $139.76.
General Electric Co. rose$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $26.71. Snap-On rose$. 28 or. 2 percent, to $118.75. Whirlpool Corp. rose$. 36 or. 3 percent, to $140.33.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of "smart" home gadgets like locks and lightbulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
General Electric Co. rose$. 18 or. 7 percent, to $26.73. Snap-On rose $1.08 or. 9 percent, to $119.25. Whirlpool Corp. fell $1.91 or 1.4 percent, to $138.85.
NEW YORK— Fitch Ratings warned Monday that it could lower Whirlpool Corp.' s credit rating after the appliance maker announced a plan to buy Italian rival Indesit for more than $1 billion. Whirlpool, which owns the Maytag, KitchenAid and other brands, said last week that the deal to buy Indesit will help it expand in Europe.
General Electric Co. rose$. 28 or 1.1 percent, to $26.83. Snap-On rose $1.07 or. 9 percent, to $119.24. Whirlpool Corp. fell $1.21 or. 9 percent, to $139.55.
BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW- The European Union seeks to reassure Russia that a free-trade pact with Ukraine is not aimed at hurting Moscow, but rejects calls to postpone implementation, offering more talks instead.
*Wells Fargo falls, more banks' earnings due next week. Shares of Wells Fargo& Co., down 0.5 percent at $51.54, were in the spotlight as the biggest U.S. mortgage lender was the first major U.S. bank to report earnings. Wells Fargo's results will be followed next week by earnings from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.
General Electric Co. rose$. 22 or. 8 percent, to $26.42. Snap-On fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $117.75. Whirlpool Corp. rose$. 96 or. 7 percent, to $140.17.
*Wells Fargo falls, but revenue tops forecasts. Wells Fargo& Co reported revenue that beat expectations, though for the first time since 2009, the bank did not increase its earnings-per-share from the preceding quarter. Fastenal Co slumped 4.6 percent to $45.92 after revenue missed expectations.
General Electric Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $26.22. Snap-On fell$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $117.69. Whirlpool Corp. rose $2.96 or 2.1 percent, to $142.17.
*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.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.— Whirlpool will pay more than $1 billion for a controlling stake in Indesit, the appliance maker's counterpart in Italy. The deal announced Friday will put the U.S. company in possession of shares representing 66.8 percent of Indesit's voting stock.
July 10- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, said it will buy 66.8 percent of voting stock of Italian white goods maker Indesit Company SpA for about 758 million euros to spur its growth in Europe.
General Electric Co. fell$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $26.20. Snap-On fell $1.13 or. 9 percent, to $118.05. Whirlpool Corp. fell $2.08 or 1.5 percent, to $139.03.
General Electric Co. fell$. 12 or. 5 percent, to $26.20. Snap-On fell $1.59 or 1.3 percent, to $117.59. Whirlpool Corp. fell $2.64 or 1.9 percent, to $138.47.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1- Microsoft Corp has joined Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Nest, the Google Inc- owned maker of smart thermostats and other home automation products, will allow other companies to create apps that communicate with its devices. Nest said that it was working with companies including washer-dryer maker Whirlpool Corp and automatic garage door opener company Chamberlain.