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Stocks eked out a small gain in volatile trading Thursday, lifted by materials, as investors digested the latest round of corporate earnings.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
Amazon reported earnings that fell short of Wall Street forecasts, as it continued to spend heavily on technology and content. The shares are off slightly in after-hours trading.
Starbucks raised its full-year outlook after delivering strong sales growth across the board for the third quarter. Shares rose after-hours.
Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital is hit with criminal charges, but the hedge fund manager isn't named as a defendant.
U.S. Treasurys prices fell on Thursday, with investors reluctant to buy bonds before a Federal Reserve meeting next week.
European shares closed lower on Thursday with investor confidence curbed by a mixed bag of earnings from major companies and concerns about slowing growth in China.
3M posts a slightly higher quarterly profit, helped by revenue increases across most of its business lines, and raises the number of shares it expects to buy back this year.
New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods surged in June in the U.S., while the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
General Motors on Thursday posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on strong demand in North America and cost-cutting in its struggling European business.
SAC Capital, the hedge fund run in the crosshairs of an insider trading investigation, is expected to be charged today by authorities,a source told CNBC.
Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC he's thankful there were only minor injuries as a result of Monday's hard landing.
A strengthening services sector helped Britain's economy expand by 0.6 percent in the second quarter of the year on the first, according to preliminary estimates.
German business morale improved in July, figures from the German Ifo institute released on Thursday showed.
Asian stocks declined on Thursday, as disappointing quarterly corporate earnings offset potential gains from positive global economic data.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
The Dow and S&P 500 finished in negative territory Wednesday as investors digested the latest batch of corporate earnings, while stronger-than-expected results from Apple helped limit losses on the Nasdaq.
Facebook reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street forecasts on growing mobile ad revenues, sending shares surging in late trading.
A federal bankrutpcy judge ruled Wednesday that federal courts will decide if Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy, staying challenges to the bankruptcy in state court.