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  • TORONTO, Oct 10- Canada's main stock index hit its lowest closing level in nearly five weeks on Wednesday, driven downward by falling financial and energy shares after the start of the U.S. earnings season flashed mixed signals for the global economy. posting a quarterly net loss and a weaker consumption outlook for China, while Chevron's.

  • Dow falls 128, with Chevron and Alcoa leading way Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Downbeat reports from Alcoa and Chevron at the start of corporate earnings season pulled stock indexes lower for a third straight day Wednesday. Alcoa, the aluminum producer, beat Wall Street's earnings estimates on Tuesday night but said it expects a slowdown in China to weaken demand for aluminum.

  • S&P Logs 4-Day Loss on Global Growth Fears Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET
    NYSE traders

    Stocks finished near session lows Wednesday, with the Dow logging another triple-digit loss, pressured by a tepid start to earnings season and worries over the sluggish global economic growth.

  • Customers line up to buy Kentucky Fried Chicken in Beijing.

    Yum! Brands surged nearly 9 percent after its earnings report showed no major drop off in business in China. But analysts see margin pressure looming.

  • Is the Stock Market Rally Over? Pros Are Split Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:35 PM ET

    Weakening prices midday don’t necessarily mean the rally has ended, “Fast Money” pros said Wednesday on CNBC.

  • TORONTO, Oct 10- Canada's main stock index was slightly lower on Wednesday morning as materials shares strengthened and financials weakened after the starting round of the U.S. earnings season flashed mixed signals. A warning from Alcoa Inc.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges down as Alcoa, Chevron weigh Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    *Alcoa beats expectations but cautions of slowdown. *Yum Brands defies China sluggish growth, raises outlook. NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday as earnings season began with Alcoa forecasting slower demand for aluminum, while a profit warning from Chevron weighed on the energy sector.

  • Yum Brands Beats Street Expectations Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Yum Brands Beats Street Expectations

    Rachael Rothman, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, and Jeffrey Bernstein break down the company's third quarter earnings of $0.99 per share versus $0.97 est, on revenues of $3.57 billion.

  • Alcoa and Chevron lead Dow Jones average down Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Downbeat reports from Alcoa and Chevron at the start of a critical corporate earnings season pulled stock indexes lower for a third straight day Wednesday. Alcoa, the aluminum producer, beat Wall Street earnings estimates on Tuesday night but said it expects a slowdown in China to weaken demand for aluminum.

  • Yum Brands upbeat about China division Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- The owner of the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC chains predicted Wednesday its fast-growing China business will serve up another round of strong profit growth next year despite a slowing economy in its most important overseas market.

  • Two Trends Emerge for Earnings Season Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:38 AM ET
    A Costco employee pulls shopping charts at a Costco Wholesale store.

    It's early in the third-quarter earnings season, but two trends are emerging.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stocks opened flat on Wednesday as earnings season began mixed, with Alcoa Inc warning on slowing aluminum consumption but Yum Brands raising its outlook. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 19.35 points, or 0.14 percent, at 13,454.18. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 1.06 points, or 0.03 percent, at 3,063.96.

  • *Alcoa beats expectations but cautions of slowdown. *Yum Brands defies China sluggish growth, raises outlook. NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Wednesday as earnings season started with a warning from Alcoa about slower aluminum consumption, underscoring concerns about sluggish worldwide growth.

  • Stocks to Watch: COST, DHR, CBE & More Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:57 AM ET
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    Take a look at some of Wednesdays morning movers.

  • Futures Mixed, but Growth Fears Weigh; Alcoa Slips Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    U.S stock index futures struggled for direction Wednesday amid ongoing worries over the euro zone and jitters about sluggish global growth.

  • US STOCKS-Futures dip after Alcoa results, outlook Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    *Alcoa beats expectations but cautions of slowdown. NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Wednesday after Alcoa kicked off earnings season by warning of a slight slowdown in some markets, highlighting concerns about sluggish global growth, even as its quarterly results beat expectations. Alcoa shares lost 0.7 percent to $9.07 in.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower after Alcoa results, outlook Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:29 AM ET

    *Alcoa beats expectations but cautions of slowdown. *Yum Brands defies China sluggish growth, raises outlook.

  • Could pepperoni spoil presidential debate? Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 6:14 AM ET

    Pizza Hut is offering a lifetime of free pizza _ one large pie a week for 30 years _ or a check for $15,600 to anyone who poses the question to either President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney during the live Town Hall- style debate next Tuesday.

  • U.S. stock index futures flat; Alcoa eyed Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:33 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 10- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat opening on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.06 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.02 percent at 0830 GMT.

  • Last Call: A Honey Boo Boo Market Day Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:52 PM ET
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    Equities finish lower, Alcoa and Yum get earnings season off to a good start.