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French lender Societe Generale reported a 7.8 percent rise in net profit on Friday, while adding to its litigation provisions.
Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector continued to pick up steam in July, two sets of data showed on Friday.
Asian stocks declined on Friday following a global market selloff overnight but upbeat data from China helped cap larger losses.
French telecoms operator Iliad has made a $15 billion bid to purchase more than half of T-Mobile USA, countering an earlier offer by Sprint.
Aurelius, along with hedge fund Elliott Management, is firmly holding out on a debt agreement with Argentina.
U.S. stock-index futures ticked lower on Thursday, as investors awaited a blast of earnings and the usual weekly jobless figures.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose modestly last week, data showed Thursday.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
ExxonMobil reported a stronger-than-expected profit on Thursday as higher prices for its crude and natural gas offset a 6 percent drop in production.
Bank of New York Mellon, a key trustee of Argentine bonds, on Thursday notified bondholders that a payment deadline has elapsed.
U.S. employers planned to cut nearly 50,000 positions in July, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported Thursday, 50 percent higher than in June.
Euro zone inflation fell more than expected in July, according to new figures released on Thursday, sparking renewed fears of deflation.
Japan's Sony Corp warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, as it reported a jump in first-quarter profit.
Swiss bank Credit Suisse became the latest major European bank to say it was caught up in an investigation into alternative trading venues known as dark pools.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday as profit-taking overshadowed robust U.S. economic data overnight.
Samsung reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and was downbeat about prospects, fueling concerns about its ability to face competition.
A second-quarter economic rebound did nothing to change the Fed, which stayed the course Wednesday with ultra-easy monetary policy.
A U.S. district court in Manhattan has ruled that Bank of America must pay the U.S. government $1.27 billion in a Countrywide "hustle" fraud.
Bond yields rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it will taper another $10 billion.
Obama also used the speech to lampoon Congress, saying it should "stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time."