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  • July 31- Wall Street was mixed on Friday as a drop in energy companies' stocks was offset by expectations the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent while Chevron was down 3.9 percent after reporting poor quarterly earnings due to weak oil prices. This definitely puts a lower probability on that, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities...

  • *Second-qtr wage growth slowest in 33 years. July 31- Wall Street rose in early afternoon trading on Friday after an historically weak reading of U.S wage growth lent weight to the view that the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent to $80.12 while Chevron was down 3.9 percent at $89.43 after quarterly profits slumped on falling oil prices.

  • NEW YORK— HanesBrands fell further than any other stock on the Standard& Poor's index Friday after it reported disappointing sales and declining profit. At the time HanesBrands thought that change was temporary, but now believes those changes to be permanent. After the market closed on Thursday, Hanesbrands reported net income of $94.9 million, down from...

  • *Wall St slightly higher in early trading. NEW YORK, July 31- The dollar tumbled and benchmark U.S. Wall Street stock prices rose, also taking a cue from the Employment Cost Index data showing the smallest quarterly increase in 33 years.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures mixed Friday early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was 2.75 cents higher at $4.9925 a bushel; December corn was. 25 cent lower at $3.8350 a bushel; December oats were 4 cents higher at $2.5050 bushel; while November soybeans fell 11.5 cents to 9.3850 cents a bushel. October live cattle was. 85 cent higher at...

  • July 31- The Dow and S&P 500 were dragged down on Friday by weak earnings from oil producers Exxon Mobil and Chevron, while the Nasdaq edged up after Amgen's profit beat expectations. Exxon Mobil shares fell 4 percent to $79.52 while Chevron was down 4.2 percent at $89.06 after quarterly profits slumped on falling oil prices. Amgen rose 4.7 percent to $179.64...

  • *Royal Caribbean, Expedia rise after results. July 31- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Friday following a spate of uninspiring corporate results including that of Exxon Mobil, and a drop in prices of crude oil and major industrial metals. Exxon Mobil and Chevron shares fell about 2 percent after quarterly profits fell sharply on falling oil prices.

  • NEW YORK— Shares of cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. fell in premarket trading Friday, the morning after the company's chief financial officer said he was leaving. "Mike helped build FireEye from an early-stage technology pioneer to a global leader in advanced threat protection," said DeWalt, CEO and chairman of the board of FireEye. FireEye, based in Silicon...

  • Ameren misses 2Q profit forecasts Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Ameren Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $150 million. Ameren expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.45 to $2.65 per share. Ameren shares have decreased 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • Legg Mason beats Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    BALTIMORE _ Legg Mason Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $94.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Legg Mason shares have fallen 8.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • Weyerhaeuser tops Street 2Q forecasts Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. _ Weyerhaeuser Co. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $144 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Weyerhaeuser shares have dropped 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly more than 2...

  • *July batters commodities, China stocks see biggest drop in 6 yrs. *Oil down over 15 percent for month on supply, China, dollar woes. LONDON, July 31- Commodities and China investors waved a relieved goodbye to July on Friday following a brutal sell-off that has revived fears about the global economy and overshadowed more encouraging news from the U.S. and Europe.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks. Shares of Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the two largest publicly traded energy companies, fell roughly 5 percent each on Friday. Exxon shares fell $3.80, or 4.6 percent, to $79.21.

  • *Asia stocks set for July loss after worst China drop in 6 years. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 31- Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were still set to post a loss for July, led by China's biggest monthly drop in six years. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 2 to 4 points higher, or up 0.06 percent, Germany's DAX to gain 2 to 3 points, or almost flat...

  • *Investors warily eye China shares after previous session's drop. Investors kept a wary eye on China, where stocks dropped on Thursday after state media reported that banks were investigating their equities exposure in the wake of the recent dramatic rout there. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.1 percent in early...

  • *Facebook, Whole Foods fall after results. *Expedia, Amgen jump in extended trade. Procter& Gamble, Facebook and Whole Foods Market all fell after quarterly reports that left investors wanting more.

  • KLA-Tencor tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ KLA-Tencor Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $142 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. KLA-Tencor shares have dropped 26 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly more than...

  • Electronic Arts falls as new 2016 outlook disappoints Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— Shares of Electronic Arts slipped in aftermarket trading Thursday after the video game maker's new forecast fell short of Wall Street estimates. The company's fiscal first-quarter results were stronger than expected and Electronic Arts raised its profit and revenue guidance for the rest of the fiscal year. Excluding deferred revenue...

  • PerkinElmer beats Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    WALTHAM, Mass. _ PerkinElmer Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $49 million. PerkinElmer expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.55 to $2.60 per share. PerkinElmer shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly more than 2 percent.

  • *Facebook, Whole Foods fall after results. *Expedia and LinkedIn jump in extended trade. Procter& Gamble, Facebook and Whole Foods Market all fell after quarterly reports that left investors wanting more.