Oct 31, 2012 4:05 PM ET
Stocks were little changed and 2.76 billion shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange. Home Depot and Lowe’s traded higher but insurance stocks declined. Apple fell as much as 2% on management overhaul. European markets closed lower and markets in Hong Kong and Tokyo jumped more than 1%.
Oct 31, 2012 11:32 AM ET
Stocks on Wall Street traded volatile after a historic two-day market closure. Markets opened smoothly after the exchanges and market makers coordinated activities and used back up facilities. Home Depot and Lowes jumped on the expectations of higher sales after Hurricane Sandy.
Oct 31, 2012 11:26 AM ET
Walt Disney ((DIS)) agreed to acquire Lucasfilm from the producer George Lucas and its Star Wars franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock.
Oct 31, 2012 11:22 AM ET
American Tower third quarter net dropped 22% and lifted fiscal outlook. BorgWarner quarterly net plunged 29% and revised guidance. Cummins net dropped 22% as sales dropped. GM third quarter net declined 12% and WEX net tumbled 70%. MasterCard third quarter net climbed 8% to $772 million.
Oct 31, 2012 10:20 AM ET
Investors shifted attention to domestic earnings news and the Nikkei in Tokyo jumped 1%. Hitachi and Komatsu gained after maintaining annual earnings outlook and Fuji Heavy soared 7% after lifting earnings estimate.
Oct 31, 2012 9:48 AM ET
The European indexes gained after the euro area jobless rate rose to a record 11.6% and German retail sales improved in September. The UK consumer confidence fell to a six-month low in October.
Oct 31, 2012 9:29 AM ET
Australian stocks closed higher after residential building approvals increased 7.8% in September. National Australian Bank reported full year revenues increased 5.2% and net income dropped 22% to $4.08 billion on losses and restructuring charges linked to UK operations.
Oct 31, 2012 8:43 AM ET
Barclays and ArcelorMittal slip to quarterly loss. Continental nine-month sales jumped 9.1% to €24.6 billion. Novo Nordisk third quarter sales increased 20%.
Oct 30, 2012 2:52 PM ET
Stock exchanges and Wall Street was closed for the second day in a row. Lower Manhattan, where the New York Stock Exchange is located, is struggling with widespread salt water flooding and power outages that may cripple the activities for days to come.
Oct 30, 2012 10:42 AM ET
Archer-Daniels first quarter net plunged 60%. Cardinal Health net soared 15% and reaffirmed fiscal outlook. Ecolab third quarter net jumped 54% but lowered 2012 guidance. Ford third quarter net declined 18% and Johnson Controls fourth quarter net swung to loss.