May 01, 2013 11:41 AM ET
American Tower first quarter net plunged 23% and Comcast net soared 18%. Cummins net tumbled 38% and Humana net surged 91%. MasterCard net climbed 12% and Merck revenues fell short of expectations. Time Warner net surged 24% and Reuters net swung to a loss.
May 01, 2013 11:25 AM ET
Stocks on Wall Street showed a negative bias after construction sector activities declined in March and U.S. manufacturing growth slowed. Apple completed the $17 billion bond offering, the largest bond deal in corporate history. European markets and several Asian markets were closed for May Day.
May 01, 2013 9:41 AM ET
Market indexes in Tokyo rested after 15-year record gain of 12% in April. Power utilities are bracing for a second annual record loss and seek higher tariffs that could contribute to inflation. The latest batch of earnings outlook fell short of expectations.
May 01, 2013 8:32 AM ET
New home sales in Australia increased 4.2% in March but the industry struggled to attract new buyers as median home price reached $485,000. Housing industry estimated construction activities declined for the 34th month in a row.