Dec 18, 2:23 PM ET
Stock markets around the world extended gains for the second day in a row after the Fed showed a patient approach to the rate increase and lowered inflation and jobless estimates. European markets soared between 2% and 3%. Gold and oil traded with downward bias.
Dec 18, 2:12 PM ET
Accenture net soared 11% on 7% increase in revenues. Actuant net declined 31%. ACE agreed to acquire the U.S.-based Fireman''''s Fund from Allianz SE for $365 million. ConAgra profit tumbled 96% and sales dropped 2%. Rite Aid net surged 47%. Scholastic net soared 18%.