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Wall St little changed as Microsoft offsets Amazon NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. Amazon plunged 7.3 percent to $290.45 as the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 after the online retailer's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts. But Microsoft, up 1.3 percent at $45.63, helped offset the drop in Amazon after it reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue while keeping its profit margins largely intact. Procter & Gamble gained 2.9 percent to $85.67 to also help boost the Dow and S&P 500 after the world's largest household products maker posted quarterly results and said it would split its Duracell battery business into a separate company. The S&P 500 is up 3.5 percent for the week, putting the index on pace for its first weekly gain in five and ...

Wall St opens higher on earnings boost NEW YORK: US stocks climbed at the open on Thursday as a number of strong results, including from a pair of Dow components, reassured investors that corporations continued to fare well despite concerns about global economic growth. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 154.03 points, or 0.94 percent, to 16,615.35, the S&P 500 gained 16.34 points, or 0.85 percent, to 1,943.45 and the Nasdaq Composite added 46.75 points, or 1.07 percent, to 4,429.60.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
TSX opens firmly higher as energy stocks rebound TORONTO: Canada's main stock market opened strongly higher on Thursday, bolstered by strong gains in the energy sector, recouping some of Wednesday's sharp losses in the wake of deadly shootings in Ottawa.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index opened 95.76 points, or 0.67 percent higher, to 14,407.83.Seven of the index's 10 main groups were positive. However, a decline in gold miner stocks dragged the overall materials group down more than 0.8 percent.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Brazil Bovespa erases 2014 gains, real slumps on election fear RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index dropped on Thursday to erase all of its 2014 gains while the real weakened to a 2008 low as investors feared President Dilma Rousseff may defeat market-favorite candidate Aecio Neves in Sunday's presidential election.The Bovespa index sold off about 2 percent in the session, recording losses of about 0.2 percent in the year to date, while other key Latin American stock indexes such as Mexico's IPC and Chile's ...
US stocks flat after good Yahoo, Boeing earnings NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Wednesday opened little changed following solid earnings from Boeing and Yahoo as US equity markets paused after three days of gains. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 16,602,45, down 12.36 points (0.07 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 added 1.24 (0.06 percent) at 1,942.52, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 1.94 (0.04 percent) to 4,421.42.Dow member Boeing advanced 0.1 percent after it raised its 2014 full-year ...
Strong Apple earnings push US stocks higher NEW YORK: Apple's strong earnings helped push US stocks higher in early trade Tuesday, offsetting the impact of third quarter profit drops from Coca-Cola and McDonald's.About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 16,469.97, up 70.30 points (0.43 percent). The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 18.54 (0.97 percent) to 1,922.55, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 51.41 (1.19 percent) to 4,367.48.Apple, the biggest US company by market capitalization, rose 1.9 percent ...
Brazil sugar output to fall as drought devastates crop SAO PAULO: Drought will drive sugar production in Brazil's cane-rich center-south nearly 8 percent lower than last year, hammering the world's main supplier of sugar, commodities market analysts Datagro said.Brazil's main center-south cane region will produce 31.6 million tonnes of sugar in 2014/15, down from 34.3 million last year and 32.3 million tonnes seen a month ago due to a severe drought, Plinio Nastari, president of Datagro said on Monday.The world's top sugar producing region ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,390.52 1.13
Arrow Nasdaq 4,630.74 1.41
Arrow S&P 2,018.05 1.17
Arrow FTSE 6,546.47 1.28
Arrow DAX 9,326.87 2.33
Arrow CAC-40 4,233.09 2.22
Arrow Nikkei 16,413.76 4.83
Arrow H.Seng 23,998.06 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,865.83 1.90

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