McDonald's reported a smaller-than-expected fall in sales and announced its lowest capital spending budget in more than five years.» Read More
U.K. August inflation dropped slightly in line with expectations, driven by a fall in the price of motor fuels and non-alcoholic drinks.
Asian equity markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday as investors awaited the start of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the day.
Companies making headlines after the bell Monday:
U.S. stocks mostly held steady on Monday, but the Nasdaq Composite and technology shares fell.
America Movil is pushing to sell some assets for at least $20 billion, a source told CNBC.
The e-commerce giant had previously said in a filing its IPO price would be in the range of $60 to $66 per share.
Government demands for user information in criminal cases rose 15 percent in the first half of 2014, Google said.
GM said that it has so far determined that 31 of these claims, including 19 involving death, are eligible for compensation.
Sources told CNBC that there would definitely not be a seven in the Alibaba share price at the time of the IPO.
U.S. manufacturing output fell for the first time in seven months in August as motor vehicle production declined.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Manufacturing activity in New York State accelerated at its fastest pace in nearly five years in September, data showed.
Apple's iPhone 6 set a record for pre-orders, with more than 4 million pre-orders for both iterations of the smartphone pouring in.
Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Monday following weak Chinese data while overall trading volumes were light with Japan closed for a holiday.
Cognizant is buying privately held health-care IT company Trizetto for $2.7 billion in cash, the company announced on Monday.
U.S. stocks closed down on Friday, breaking five weeks of consecutive gains as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's announcement next Wednesday.
The company did not elaborate on how many units had been sold, however.
Greece's credit rating was upgraded by Standard & Poor's on Friday and the ratings agency forecast its economy would start growing again next year.
The United States its Western allies hit Russia with tougher new sanctions.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in September to its highest in more than a year on more upbeat views on the economy.