Apr 26, 2012 8:53 AM ET
The European indexes struggled to advance after the euro area sentiment fell more than estimated in April. Italian borrowing costs rose in debt sale and the UK confidence improved in March. Fresenius planned to acquire Rhön-Klinikum for €3.1 billion. Deutsche Bank quarterly net plunged 33%.
Apr 25, 2012 4:18 PM ET
The U.S. indexes advanced and the Nasdaq gained more than 2%. Fed left its asset purchase program unrevised and left rates near zero. Apple Inc said it has more than $100 billion and iPad rollout has been the fastest in the history of the company.
Apr 25, 2012 11:57 AM ET
Apple second quarter net surged 94% on strong sales of iPhones and iPad and sales in China tripled from a year ago. Caterpillar first quarter net soared 29% and raised profit outlook. Boeing first quarter net soared 58% to $923 million and lifted 2012 view. Coca-Cola planed stock split of 2-for-1.
Apr 25, 2012 9:54 AM ET
U.S. indexes edged higher and Nasdaq soared 2% after Apple earnings crushed market expectations. New orders for U.S. durable goods fell in March. Amgen agreed to acquire Turkey-based Mustafa Nevzat for $700 million.
Apr 25, 2012 8:46 AM ET
The Nikkei index in Tokyo gained after a 4-day slide after better than expected earnings in Japan and in U.S. contributed to positive market sentiment. Daiki Aluminum soared 5% and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial said it plans to acquire 24% stake in China based wealth manager China Post & Capital.
Apr 25, 2012 8:01 AM ET
UK economy slipped back into second recession in less than five years after the economy shrank in the first quarter on sharp decline in construction and a weakness in the service sector. Polish retail sales increased 10.7% and unemployment declined to 13.3%.
Apr 25, 2012 7:56 AM ET
The European indexes gained on strong corporate earnings. The euro area loan demand fell and the UK economy slid into a recession in the first quarter. Siemens cut fiscal year outlook after quarterly earnings plunged.
Apr 24, 2012 5:18 PM ET
U.S. stocks advanced after AT&T, 3M, United Technology and Parker Hannifin, T. Rowe Price and Hershey reported better than expected earnings. After the close, Apple reported $39.2 billion in sales and earnings of $11.6 billion of $12.30 a share.
Apr 24, 2012 4:02 PM ET
3M first quarter net increased 4% to $1.12 billion. AT&T first quarter net increased 5.2% to $3.58 billion. Coach third quarter net soared 21% as China sales grew 60%. Facebook first quarter net declined 12% to $205 million. Illinois Tool first quarter net declined 22% to $486 million.
Apr 24, 2012 9:55 AM ET
U.S. indexes edged slightly higher after metropolitan home price index rose in February. Microsoft agreed to sell few of AOL patents to Facebook for $550 million. Hedge fund takes a 12% stake in Barnes & Noble.