The Fed cut interest rates by a quarter point, but it also reaffirmed its rate cut was meant to serve as insurance for the economy.Market Insiderread more
Investors are asking how the world's third-largest defense spender could have left itself so vulnerable and what that means for the future.Politicsread more
The presidential campaign is "going to be very tough," the former chief White House strategist.Politicsread more
Gelson's, an upscale grocery store chain with 27 locations across Southern California, will sell 12-ounce packages of the Impossible Burger.Food & Beverageread more
"The market all of the sudden has broken out into a behavior that seems much more rational in September than it did in August," National Securities' Art Hogan says.Trading Nationread more
Huawei launched its Mate 30 smartphone lineup Thursday without pre-installed Google-licensed apps amid fallout from a U.S. blacklist earlier this year.Technologyread more
The Candytopia and Toys R Us partnership will open in late October in Chicago and Atlanta. The exhibits will stay open through the 2019 holidays, before moving on to different...Retailread more
Initially introduced in March 2018, the "Worker Dividend Act" requires firms to distribute the value of its stock buybacks dollar-for-dollar.2020 Electionsread more
A spokesperson for Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said he helped organize the dinner in D.C. at the request of Facebook.Technologyread more
The data pointed to strong labor market conditions that should continue to support a moderately growing economy.Economyread more
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:
Shares of L Brands surged nearly 13% in extended trading on Wednesday after the parent company of retailers Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works reported first-quarter results that surpassed expectations. The company reported earnings of 14 cents per share on revenue of $2.63 billion. Wall Street had expected the company to break even, and to report revenue of $2.56 billion, according to Refinitiv consensus estimates. L Brands raised the lower end of its guidance for the current fiscal year.
L Brands reported flat comparable sales, while analysts had expected sales to fall 1.3%. Comparable sales of Bath & Body Works, alone, jumped 13%, compared with the expected 5.2% increase.
Brazil-based cosmetics firm Natura announced it will buy Avon Products in an all-stock deal, and shares of Avon soared 16% after hours. The deal values cosmetics company Avon at approximately $1.6 billion. The stock had already gained 9% during the regular trading session.
NetApp stock plunged more than 6% after the data services and management company reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter that missed estimates on the top and bottom lines, as well as weak first-quarter guidance. NetApp reported earnings of $1.22 per share and revenue of $1.59 billion, while analysts had expected earnings of $1.26 per share and revenue of $1.64 billion, according to Refinitiv consensus estimates.
The company expects earnings per share between 75 cents and 86 cents for its fiscal first quarter, lower than the Street estimate of $1.04 per share.