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  • Snap-On beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 5:36 AM ET

    KENOSHA, Wis. _ Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $120 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.97 per share. Snap-On shares have increased 19 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed almost 3 percent.

  • Stocks fall for 3rd straight day as earnings disappoint Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 12:04 AM ET

    Disappointing earnings and outlooks from several big companies, including American Express, Caterpillar and 3 M weighed on the market. BLUE-CHIP BAGGAGE: American Express, Caterpillar and 3 M all released weaker-than-expected results, helping pull the Dow lower. American Express fell $2.17, or 2.7 percent, to $76.82.

  • *OPEC members say price drop short term. "Demand is reasonably buoyant in the United States, but there's just so much supply," said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney. U.S. crude for September delivery was 11 cents higher at $49.30 by 0300 GMT, after dropping $1.67 on Wednesday to settle below $50 for the first time since April.

  • U.S. crude holds below $50 as weekly stockpiles rise Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 9:36 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, July 23- Oil prices held steady in early Asian trade on Thursday, with U.S. crude trading below $50 a barrel near its lowest in more than three months as rising U.S. stockpiles and a strong dollar weighed on the contract. U.S. crude for September delivery was 4 cents higher at $49.23 by 0112 GMT, after dropping $1.67 on Wednesday to settle below $50 for the...

  • July 22- Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp's said cost cutting at its Macau properties helped it post better second-quarter earnings, compared with the first quarter, sending its shares up about 4 percent. Las Vegas Sands performed well in a tough Macau environment, Morningstar analyst Dan Wasiolek said. Las Vegas Sands said net income attributable to the...

  • Crown Castle misses Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Crown Castle International Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.15 billion. Crown Castle expects full-year earnings to be $4.38 to $4.62 per share. Crown Castle shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 3 percent.

  • Tractor Supply meets 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Tractor Supply Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $153.3 million. Tractor Supply expects full-year earnings to be $3 to $3.08 per share, with revenue in the range of $6.25 billion to $6.33 billion. Tractor Supply shares have risen 20 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed...

  • Xilinx beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Xilinx Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $147.7 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Xilinx shares have dropped 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased roughly 3 percent.

  • Boeing and Tupperware are big market movers Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Boeing Co., up $1.47 to $146.47. Tupperware Brands Corp., down $5.37 to $59.01.

  • SanDisk tops Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ SanDisk Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $81 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. SanDisk shares have declined 45 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly 3 percent.

  • Grain lower and livestock mixed Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery declined 8 cents to $5.1675 a bushel; December corn was 4 cents lower at 4.1350 a bushel; December oats lost 4.25 cents at 2.49 a bushel; while November soybeans were off 9.25 cents to $9.9550 a bushel. October live cattle was off. 82 cent to $1.4645 a pound; August...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields fell to their lowest level in nearly two weeks on Wednesday on growing anticipation of a short-term interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Yields on 30- year Treasury bonds hit 3.03 percent, their lowest level since July 9 and also showed the biggest decline on the day of about four basis points.

  • *OPEC members say expect price fall to be short-lived. "The crude oil inventory rise was driven by a strong rebound in crude oil imports, which neared 8 million barrels per day," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. Imports from several other OPEC- member countries also rose.

  • July 22- Shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc rose as much as 37 percent in their debut, valuing the maker of Blue Wilderness and other dog and cat foods at $5.38 billion and highlighting growing demand for "healthier" meals for pets. Nestle SA, which makes Purina branded pet food, has questioned those claims in a lawsuit. The offering raised $676.6 million after...

  • Pet-food maker Blue Buffalo shares soar in debut Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
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    Shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products rose as much as 36 percent in their debut, valuing the company at $5.34 billion.

  • *Gold slides 1 pct to 5- year low as investors pullback. In Europe, chip designer ARM Holdings, a major supplier, fell 6 percent and German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor tumbled 6.6 percent. Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York, said there is concern regarding the lack of organic revenue growth and the strong dollar, which will...

  • US STOCKS-Apple, other tech stocks weigh on Wall St Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    *Microsoft, Yahoo lower after results disappoint. *Thoratec jumps after $3.4 bln St. Microsoft fell as much as 4 percent to $45.35 after reporting its biggest quarterly loss, as the company wrote down its Nokia phone business and demand fell for its Windows operating system.

  • CHICAGO, July 22- U.S. corn futures were mostly lower on Wednesday, pressured by good weather for crop development across the U.S. Corn around the Midwest was passing through its yield-determining pollination phase in near ideal conditions in many areas, with mild temperatures putting little stress on the crop. Chicago Board of Trade corn for September...

  • Shares of pet-food maker Blue Buffalo soar in debut Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    July 22- Shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc rose as much as 36 percent in their debut, valuing the owner of pet-food brands such as Blue Basics and Blue Wilderness at $5.34 billion. The company's initial public offering raised $676.6 million, after its shares were sold at $20 apiece, well above the expected price range of $16- $18 per share.

  • *OPEC members say expect price fall to be short-lived. It was trading at $50, down 86 cents, at 1450 GMT. "The crude oil inventory rise was driven by a strong rebound in crude oil imports, which neared 8 million barrels per day," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York.