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  • A glimmer of hope for gold

    Nick Colas of Convergex and Bill Baruch of iiTrader discuss what could drive the yellow metal higher with Tyler Mathisen.

  • *AT&T, Verizon lead telecoms higher. July 22- Wall Street rose on Friday, clinching the fourth straight positive week for the stock market, boosted by strength in telecom stalwarts AT&T and Verizon. "Below it all is just an ongoing trend of better economic reports," said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management in Minneapolis.

  • Will earnings or interest rates drive the market?

    Are earnings or interest rates more significant for the market’s next move? Nick Colas of Convergex and Bill Baruch of iiTrader discuss with Tyler Mathisen.

  • *Sterling tumbles as poor U.K. data stoke recession worries. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock prices rose on Friday, marking four straight weeks of gains, while sterling dropped on bleak data that raised fears about a possible British recession following the country's June 23 vote to leave the European Union. You have a strong package of data that have been constructive...

  • *Major indexes set for fourth straight positive week. July 22- Wall Street edged up on Friday back toward record levels, as AT&T and Verizon led telecom stocks higher, but gains were limited by weakness in industrials after General Electric's tepid quarterly report. "Below it all is just an ongoing trend of better economic reports," said Jim Paulsen, chief...

  • *GE, Honeywell fall on disappointing results. July 22- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were higher Friday, led by technology and telecom stocks, while the Dow's gains were limited by industrials after GE's disappointing results. "The markets are biding time to see what the next set of earnings bring," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital in Bernardsville,...

  • *GE falls on disappointing results. July 22- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq inched higher on Friday, led by telecom stocks, while the Dow was held back by industrials after GE's disappointing results. "The markets are biding time to see what the next set of earnings bring," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

  • CHICAGO, July 22- U.S. soybean and corn futures fell sharply on Friday, with soybeans plunging 4.3 percent to a three-month low, as the weather outlook for the U.S. At 9:42 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were down 43 cents at $9.69-1/ 2 a bushel. CBOT December corn was off 5-1/ 2 cents at $3.35-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • AT&T rose 1.4 percent and Exelon rose 2.6 percent. Stocks are edging higher in midday trading on Wall Street as investors pick over the latest batch of corporate earnings reports. Stanley Black& Decker gained 5 percent Friday after reporting results that were better than analysts were expecting.

  • NEW YORK— Moody's Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $255.5 million. Moody's expects full-year earnings to be $4.55 to $4.65 per share. Moody's shares have increased 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 6 percent.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Textron Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $177 million. Textron expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.60 to $2.80 per share. Textron shares have fallen roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 6 percent.

  • NEW BRITAIN, Conn. _ Stanley Black& Decker Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $271.5 million. Stanley Black& Decker expects full-year earnings to be $6.30 to $6.50 per share. Stanley Black& Decker shares have climbed nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased almost 6 percent.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks rose Friday afternoon trading, the latest nudge forward for a market that has taken a decidedly slow-and-steady path to record highs. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was up 8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,173 at 2:22 p.m. Eastern time. ANALYST'S TAKE: "I think people are a little more sensitized, where any tick lower in the market creates this' buy-on-the-dip'...

  • SPRING, Texas _ Southwestern Energy Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $620 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share. Southwestern Energy shares have risen 86 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly 6 percent.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks fell Thursday after a mixed set of earnings reports put at least a temporary halt to the market's record-setting run. Airlines had some of the sharpest drops on worries that falling fares will hurt their profits. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77.80, or 0.4 percent, to 18,517.23.

  • July 21- Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors Inc to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday. However, analysts said it is likely Tesla will have to go back to investors for more capital to fund the plan, despite...

  • "While it has only been a few weeks since Chiptopia launched, we are pleased to see that July sales comp trends have already improved by 200 to 300 basis points, and transaction comp trends have improved by an even greater amount," said co-CEO Steve Ells. Chipotle's net income slumped to $25.6 million, or 87 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from...

  • July 21- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc reported a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly comparable restaurant sales as demand continued to be hurt by a spate of food-borne illnesses linked to its outlets. The company's shares were down 2 percent in after-market trading on Thursday. Chipotle's net income slumped to $25.6 million, or 87 cents per share, in the...

  • MCLEAN, Va. _ Capital One Financial Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $942 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.86 per share. Capital One shares have dropped nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 6 percent.

  • July 13- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc reported a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly comparable restaurant sales as demand continued to be hurt by a spate of food-borne illnesses linked to its outlets. The company's shares were down 2 percent in after-market trading on Thursday. Chipotle's net income slumped to $25.6 million, or 87 cents per share, in the...