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Johnson & Johnson reported higher-than-expected earnings as strong sales of prescription drugs and medical devices more than offset anemic growth of its consumer products.
Goldman Sachs Group quarterly profit doubled as the bank made more money trading bonds before an interest-rate spike hit markets in June.
Coca-Cola reported earnings Tuesday that were in line with expectations, though the company's CEO said in a statement that he "was not happy with our performance."
Inflation in the U.K. rose to 2.9 percent in June slightly less than analysts had forecast. Sterling fell and gilts rose following the data, which gave hope to investors that monetary policy in the U.K. will remain loose.
The German ZEW indicator of economic sentiment for July missed analyst expectations, data released on Tuesday showed.
Japan's benchmark index hit a new seven-week high on Tuesday as it resumed trade after being shut for a long weekend but the rest of Asian stocks traded cautiously on worries over global economic growth.
Stocks finished modestly higher in lackluster trading Monday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at new highs for the third-straight session, as investors digested a handful of mixed economic data and ahead this week's slew of earnings reports.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday:
European shares closed higher on Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief following the release of second-quarter Chinese growth data.
US business inventories rose marginally in May as sales rebounded, adding to a raft of data that have pointed to a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the second quarter.
Citigroup reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Monday.
US retail sales rose less than expected, adding to signs of a slowdown in growth, while a separate report showed that growth in NY's manufacturing sector accelerated in July.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian stocks were modestly higher on Monday as investors breathed a sigh relief after China's latest second-quarter growth figures matched market expectations.
China's economic growth in the second quarter of the year may not have slowed as much as some had feared, but a large degree of uncertainty about the outlook for the world's second biggest economy remains, strategists say.
Boeing shares dropped sharply Friday after a fire broke out at London's Heathrow Airport on one of the aerospace giant's troubled Dreamliner planes.
Stocks eked out gains Friday but major averages rallied sharply for the week, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting their second best weekly gains this year.
Leap Wireless shares are trading well above the $15 per share AT&T has agreed to pay for the prepaid-wireless company, indicating investors think another bidder will emerge.
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European shares closed slightly lower on Friday after posting four days of successive gains, with weak data from the euro zone showing that its economic recovery still hangs in the balance.