Equities

  • Wall Street rallies as Apple soars, Fed on hold

    April 25 2012 1:24 PM

    Stocks rose on Wednesday after Apple's blowout quarter overshadowed a drop in durable goods and further lifted optimism in an earnings season that has far outstripped expectations.

  • Wall Street holds gains after Fed statement

    April 25 2012 1:08 PM

    Stocks clung to strong gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve repeated its promise to leave interest rates on hold until at least late 2014 while giving few clues into whether it might supply additional stimulus later this year.

  • FTSE rises as investors eye FOMC, shrugs off GDP data

    April 25 2012 12:40 PM

    The blue-chip index closed up on Wednesday, shrugging off weak UK GDP figures showing Britain slipped back into recession and disappointing first-quarter results from drugmaker Glaxosmithkline , as investors awaited results from a key U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

  • Apple blowout quarter stokes Wall Street

    April 25 2012 12:08 PM

    Stocks advanced on Wednesday after a blowout quarter from Apple further lifted optimism in an earnings season that has far outstripped expectations.

  • Wall Street surges on Apple results

    April 25 2012 10:56 AM

    Wall Street jumped on Wednesday after forecast-beating results from Apple cleared away a weeks-old market overhang and lifted optimism in an earnings season already far outstripping expectations.

  • Coca-Cola recommends two-for-one stock split

    April 25 2012 9:56 AM

    Coca-Cola Co's board of directors recommended a two-for-one stock split on Wednesday, the first split in 16 years.

  • Stocks climb at open after Apple earns

    April 25 2012 9:40 AM

    Stocks opened higher on Wednesday after forecast-beating results from Apple removed a weeks-old market overhang and lifted optimism in a corporate earnings season that has already outstripped expectations.

  • Weak durables orders cast shadow on U.S. recovery

    April 25 2012 9:24 AM

    Demand for long-lasting manufactured goods was the weakest in three years in March and a gauge of business spending plans fell, suggesting the economy lost momentum as the first quarter drew to a close.

  • S&P cuts India outlook; investment rating in peril

    April 25 2012 9:24 AM

    Standard & Poor's cut India's credit rating outlook on Wednesday to negative from stable, reflecting the toll that hefty fiscal and current account deficits and political paralysis are exacting on Asia's third-largest economy.

  • Stocks futures point to higher open after Apple earnings

    April 25 2012 9:16 AM

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday after forecast-beating results from Apple removed a weeks-old market overhang and lifted optimism in a corporate earnings season that is already far outstripping expectations.

  • Stock futures trim gains after durable data

    April 25 2012 8:40 AM

    Stock index futures trimmed gains on Wednesday after data showed demand for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped by the most in three years in March.

  • Futures advance as Apple earnings soar

    April 25 2012 8:24 AM

    Stock index futures rose on Wednesday after forecast-beating results from Apple removed a weeks-old market overhang and lifted optimism in a corporate earnings season already outstripping expectations by a wide margin.

  • Apple earnings spark jump in futures

    April 25 2012 7:48 AM

    Stock index futures rose on Wednesday after forecast-beating results from Apple removed a weeks-old market overhang and lifted optimism in a corporate earnings season already outstripping expectations by a wide margin.

  • FTSE holds up on firmer Wall Street, GDP data weighs

    April 25 2012 7:08 AM

    The leading share index held firm on Wednesday, propped up by firm results from tech giant Apple on Wall Street against the backdrop of weaker-than-expected GDP figures, which showed Britain officially entered recession.

  • Dow, S&P rise on earnings, Apple jumps late

    April 25 2012 6:56 AM

    The Dow and the S&P 500 rose on Tuesday after strong earnings and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M Co , but Apple's slide ahead of its results drove the Nasdaq down.

  • Banks, mining stocks drive FTSE higher

    April 25 2012 4:32 AM

    Top shares pushed higher in early trade on Wednesday, extending Tuesday's rally in tandem with gains on Wall Steet and in Asia, led by strength in banks and miners as investors await the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

  • Dow, S&P climb on earnings, Apple bruises Nasdaq

    April 24 2012 4:24 PM

    The Dow and the S&P 500 rose on Tuesday after strong earnings and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M Co , but Apple's slide ahead of its results drove the Nasdaq down.

  • Maufacturers lift Dow, S&P; Apple hits Nasdaq

    April 24 2012 4:16 PM

    The Dow and the S&P 500 rose on Tuesday after strong earnings and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M Co , but a slide in Apple ahead of its results drove the Nasdaq down.

  • Dow, S&P up on earnings, Apple hits Nasdaq

    April 24 2012 3:16 PM

    The Dow and the S&P 500 rose on Tuesday after strong earnings from big manufacturers and AT&T, but the Nasdaq fell with Apple and other large-cap tech companies.

  • Earnings boost Wall Street; Apple, Netflix curb Nasdaq

    April 24 2012 1:00 PM

    Stocks rose on Tuesday after strong earnings from big manufacturers and AT&T, but gains were capped on Nasdaq ahead of results from Apple and after a downbeat forecast from Netflix.