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  • TOKYO, July 28- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday morning after Wall Street ended lower and a stronger yen soured sentiment, while most investors stayed cautious amid the two-day Bank Of Japan policy meeting that ends Friday. Eyes are on the BOJ's meeting while many investors expect the central bank to expand monetary stimulus after Prime Minister...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Asian stocks edged up early on Thursday after the Federal Reserve provided an positive assessment of the world's largest economy and lifted risk sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent, climbing to its highest level since August 2015. Asia was unable to take a strong lead from Wall Street, where...

  • BETHESDA, Md.— Marriott International Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $247 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 98 cents per share. Marriott International shares have increased 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed...

  • LONDON _ Ensco PLC on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $590.6 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Ensco shares have declined 43 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.

  • TORONTO, July 27- Canada's main stock index closed barely lower on Wednesday, hurt by losses in energy shares as oil prices slid on a surprise inventory build, which offset positive comments from the U.S. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended the rollercoaster session down 3.46 points, or 0.02 percent, at 14,546.54. "Clearly the headliner for...

  • *Wall Street mixed after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets mostly declined following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy...

  • PERRYSBURG, Ohio _ Owens-Illinois Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $105 million. Owens-Illinois expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.25 to $2.35 per share. Owens-Illinois shares have climbed nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.

  • BALTIMORE _ Legg Mason Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $33.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Legg Mason shares have fallen 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.

  • AUSTIN, Texas _ Whole Foods Market Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $120 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 37 cents per share. Whole Foods shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Xilinx Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $163 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Xilinx shares have risen 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.

  • July 27- Wall Street ended lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but opened the door to a possible rate increase later this year. The Fed had not been expected to move interest rates at its two-day meeting, ended on Wednesday, but investors have been anxious for hints about when an increase might come in light of concerns about...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks ended Wednesday's trading slightly lower as shares of energy companies and consumer goods makers outweighed gains in technology companies like Apple. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.58 points, or 0.01 percent, to 18,472.17. The Standard& Poor's 500 index fell 2.60 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,166.58.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Wall Street closed with a slight decline on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but opened the door to a rate hike later this year.

  • *Wall Street rebounds after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets rebounded following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy and...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Oil prices tumbled 3 percent on Wednesday, with U.S. crude futures hitting three-month lows, as U.S. crude and gasoline stocks surged on weak demand during the peak summer driving season. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude stockpiles soared 1.7 million barrels last week, instead of falling 2.3 million barrels as forecast.

  • July 27- Wall Street rebounded from earlier lows on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but opened the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year. The Fed was not expected to move interest rates at its two-day meeting, ended on Wednesday, but investors have been anxious for hints about when an increase might come...

  • July 27- Wall Street cut losses on Wednesday after Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but opened the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year. The Fed had not been expected to move interest rates at its two-day meeting but investors have been anxious for hints about when a hike might come following concerns about potential...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Oil prices tumbled 3 percent on Wednesday, with U.S. crude futures hitting three-month lows, as U.S. crude and gasoline stocks surged despite the peak summer driving season as weak demand and profits forced refinery cutbacks. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude stockpiles soared 1.7 million barrels last week, instead of...

  • *Fed statement expected at 2:00 p.m. ET. July 27- Wall Street was lower on Wednesday as disappointing results from Coca-Cola and weak oil offset gains fueled by Apple, and ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates. "The Fed clearly will not raise interest rates," said Chris Zaccarelli, chief investment strategist at Cornerstone Financial...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Oil prices tumbled as much 3 percent on Wednesday, with U.S. crude futures hitting three-month lows, as U.S. crude and gasoline stocks surged despite the peak summer driving season as weak demand and profits forced refinery cutbacks. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude stockpiles rose 1.7 million barrels last week, instead of...