*Gold heads for weekly drop of nearly 1 pct. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 19- Gold fell on Friday to its lowest price since January, and silver slumped to a four-year low as the dollar soared to its highest against the euro in four years on bets that U.S. interest rates will rise sooner than expected.» Read More
The euro zone's external trade balance swung to a surplus in March from a deficit in February, showing exports were likely to have contributed to economic growth in the first quarter despite the strength of the euro.
Euro zone inflation in April came in higher than initially estimated but still within the European Central Bank's target, data showed, pointing to subdued price-growth pressures despite robust economic expansion.
Tuesday after the bell, I reported Disney earnings. I started my report by saying the company "hit it out of the park" on earnings, beating the street by six cents. I then said revenues missed a bit, while still growing.
The European Central Bank's vigilance will ensure future price stability and a stable euro, ECB Governing Council member Klaus Liebscher wrote in an Austrian newspaper on Wednesday.