Facebook's cryptocurrency project has already been met with skepticism from policymakers around the world.Technologyread more
The U.S. and China restarted their trade talks, but signs are showing a comprehensive deal could be a long way off, if it happens at all.Marketsread more
Stone, 66, a notorious Republican political operative who has described himself as a "dirty trickster," had previously been dressed down by the judge for his public remarks...Politicsread more
The Biden team's second quarter Federal Election Commission filing shows that the campaign wrote a check of just over $5,300 on June 28 to Sheehan Associates for "strategic...2020 Electionsread more
The largest U.S. banks are scrutinizing members of the Federal Reserve for any insight into how the central bank will tinker interest rates.Banksread more
United Airlines' second-quarter profit tops estimates but questions about the 737 Max linger.Airlinesread more
Charles Evans spoke Tuesday at CNBC's @Work Human Capital + Finance Conference in Chicago. The Fed president said he is worried about low inflation and several other issues.At Workread more
But it's important to separate this very real threat from Thiel's specific allegations about Google, which were presented without proof, and from his claims that Google has...Technologyread more
In prepared remarks for a congressional hearing, Facebook says Instagram and WhatsApp have had a greater chance to thrive after merging.Technologyread more
Tenney told CNBC she met earlier this year with leaders from the National Republican Congressional Committee, who encouraged her to run for the New York 22nd District seat she...2020 Electionsread more
The speech comes as market participants are strongly anticipating a rate cut at the July 30-31 Federal Open Market Committee policy meeting.The Fedread more
(For a live blog on the U.S. stock market, click or type LIVE/ in a news window.)
* Johnson & Johnson rises after beat-and-raise quarter
* Technology shares provide biggest boost to S&P
* Bank of America falls as revenue misses estimates
* Indexes up: Dow 0.17%, S&P 0.17%, Nasdaq 0.40% (Changes comment, updates prices)
April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday, as an advance in technology shares and a jump in Johnson & Johnson following strong results countered losses in UnitedHealth and Bank of America.
Johnson & Johnson gained 4.5% after the healthcare conglomerate beat quarterly profit estimates and raised its adjusted sales growth forecast for the year.
Bank of America Corp declined 2.2% after quarterly revenue fell short of expectations, weighing the most on the benchmark S&P index.
The results come after Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Citigroup Inc on Monday disappointed with quarterly revenue misses.
"At the margin, you are getting positive surprises on the earnings front. I don't think that it was unexpected that things related to the cyclical economy to be weak," said Thomas Martin, senior portfolio manager at Globalt Investments in Atlanta.
Insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc reversed course to trade down 4.5% as better-than-expected quarterly results failed to soothe concerns over a possible overhaul of the rebate system.
Its rivals Anthem Inc tumbled 6.6% and Cigna Corp fell 4.9%.
"It remains a wild card. Even though they are proving that their business model is good and are producing good results, people are concerned that the managed care area is going to be under pressure," said Martin.
Of the 42 S&P 500 companies that reported through Monday, 81% came beat estimates, above the 76% average of the past four quarters, according to Refinitiv data.
Analysts now expect S&P 500 companies to post a 1.8% year-on-year decline in profits, an improvement from the 2.3% fall expected a week ago, but that would still mark the first annual decline in earnings since 2016.
At 11:20 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 45.57 points, or 0.17%, at 26,430.34. The S&P 500 was up 5.07 points, or 0.17%, at 2,910.65 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 32.15 points, or 0.40%, at 8,008.17.
Technology shares rose 0.57%, and provided the biggest boost to markets on gains in Apple Inc and chipmakers. The Philadelphia chip index rose 1.56%.
Only the defensive utilities, real estate , materials sectors were marginally lower.
Among other stocks, J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc fell 4.2% after the transport and logistics provider's first-quarter results fell short of estimates.
Netflix Inc, scheduled to report after markets close, rose 2.5% after Deutsche Bank upgraded the streaming company's shares to "buy".
Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 1.35-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and by a 1.38-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.
The S&P index recorded 48 new 52-week highs and three new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 73 new highs and 23 new lows. (Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel and Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)