Network officials also said voters should expect more of a Koch focus on grassroots activism throughout the 2020 election cycle.Politicsread more
In a room full of avowed capitalists, policies that sound to some like socialism are bound not to go over well.Delivering Alpharead more
GM's usage of temporary workers, potential closure of plants and health care contributions remain major sticking points, according to people familiar with the talks.Autosread more
Trump has criticized Facebook numerous times since becoming president, most recently posting on Twitter that the company's proposed digital currency, libra, will "have little...Technologyread more
Republicans and Democrats have long since separated themselves by ideology, leaving each more uniformly conservative or liberal than ever. And now a new data analysis by the...Politicsread more
At least in terms of monetary policy, Pence says should be taking after other regions who keep their benchmark interest rates near zero.Delivering Alpharead more
The Pentagon on Thursday said the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities were "sophisticated" and represented a "dramatic escalation" in tensions within the region.Defenseread more
The flap illustrates the growing distrust of the YouTube community, and willingness to assume the worst in light of unclear communication.Technologyread more
Four years ago Microsoft had just two women on its board. Walmsley is now the fifth.Technologyread more
AT&T isn't focused on selling or divesting DirecTV, despite pressure from stakeholder Elliott Management, sources tell CNBC.Technologyread more
Patrick Shyu, a former tech lead at Google, has posted a series of videos making fun of Facebook, where he worked as a software engineer until last month.Technologyread more
European stocks closed higher on Thursday, as investors monitored a fresh batch of corporate earnings.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally up 0.9 percent, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory.
Europe's autos stocks were among the top performers, up more than 0.7 percent amid earnings news. Germany's Volkswagen reported weaker-than-anticipated profits in the first three months of 2018. However, an impressive rise in vehicle sales over the same period pushed shares more than 2.6 percent higher.
Tech stocks pared losses from earlier in the session, with the sector up 0.8 percent later in the day. BE Semiconductor, which sells equipment to chip makers, was the worst sectoral performer. Despite the Dutch company's stronger-than-anticipated earnings, investor sentiment appeared to be impacted by sales warnings from two major Apple suppliers earlier in the week. Shares of BE Semiconductor tanked almost 17 percent.
Looking at individual stocks, oil refiner Neste surged to the top of the European benchmark, after it reported upbeat first-quarter figures. Shares of the Finnish firm were almost 17 percent higher on the news.
Shares in Norwegian Air were also trading sharply higher after the airline told CNBC that "several parties" are showing interest in the company. This came after British Airways and Iberia parent, IAG, bought a 4.6 percent stake in the company. Earlier this morning, the budget carrier reported a larger than expected first-quarter loss.
Philips Lighting slumped towards the bottom of the index after it reported a big first-quarter earnings miss. The world's largest light-maker came in below expectations on all key metrics, Morgan Stanley said. Its shares were over 13 percent lower.
While earnings season is keeping investors busy across markets worldwide, another topic that's been taking up space in investors' minds is that of rising yields. On Tuesday, the U.S. 10-year treasury yield topped 3 percent and continued to extend gains on Wednesday.
Investors around the world have been fixated on the 10-year note yield as of late, with concerns looming that hitting the 3 percent barrier could trigger a reaction from financial markets both in the U.S. and internationally.
While breaking the psychological barrier did initially trigger a negative reaction from markets on Wednesday, indexes have since shown signs of bouncing back.
The European Central Bank announced its monetary policy decision on Thursday. The bank left interest rates unchanged, amid signs of an apparent softening in the euro zone's growth outlook.
In the latest surrounding politics, French President Emmanuel Macron called upon the U.S. to engage more with the rest of the world and to combat nationalism. The European leader also went onto say that, while not perfect, the Iran nuclear deal must remain intact until a replacement is established; Reuters reported.
Now attention will turn to Germany, as Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to head to the States this week.