• Europe anxiety drives down futures, Wal-Mart slides

    Stock index futures slid on Monday on renewed anxiety over how Europe would tackle its sovereign debt crisis while Wal-Mart shares fell after a report about a stymied probe into bribery allegations.
  • FTSE tumbles as euro zone tension saps risk appetite

    Blue chips shares fell nearly 2 percent on Monday, led by commodity stocks and banks as socialist Francois Hollande's victory in the first-round of the French presidential election and a teetering Dutch government rattled investors.
  • Stock futures down on Europe concerns, Wal-Mart drops

    Stock index futures were sharply lower on Monday as political uncertainty in Europe raised new questions about how effectively the region would tackle its sovereign debt crisis.
  • Stock futures signal lower Wall Street open

    Stock futures pointed to a lower open for equities on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 falling 0.8 to 0.9 percent.
  • U.S. stock futures signal lower Wall Street open

    U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open for equities on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 falling 0.8 to 0.9 percent.
  • Commodities, banks lead FTSE drop on euro zone jitters

    Britain's top shares dropped in early trade on Monday, led lower by banks and commodity stocks as euro zone debt jitters exacerbated by a political crisis in the Netherlands and French election results sapped demand for riskier assets.
  • Death of protester casts shadow over Bahrain Grand Prix

    A protester was found dead on a rooftop in Bahrain Saturday after overnight clashes with police, stirring more fury on the eve of a Formula One Grand Prix that anti-government activists vow to mark with days of rage.
  • Wall Street up on earnings but tech, banks weigh

    Stocks mostly rose on Friday, led by solid earnings from McDonald's, General Electric and Microsoft, but declines in banks and technology shares pulled indexes from their day's highs.
  • Earnings lift Wall Street but tech, banks weigh

    Stocks mostly rose on Friday, led by solid earnings from McDonald's, General Electric and Microsoft, but declines in banks and technology shares pulled indexes from their day's highs.
  • Wall Street ends slightly higher on earnings

    Stocks mostly rose on Friday, led by solid earnings from McDonald's, General Electric and Microsoft, but declines in banks and technology shares pulled indexes from their day's highs.
  • Solid earnings boost Wall Street for 2nd day

    Stocks rose on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for its biggest weekly gain in the past five weeks, led by solid earnings from McDonald's, General Electric and Microsoft.
  • FTSE sees highest weekly rise since February, banks support

    The blue-chip index closed on Friday with its biggest weekly gain since February, led by banks and miners, as markets looked to a weekend meeting of the IMF which aims to bolster its war-chest to ease pressure on debt-ridden euro zone economies.
  • GE profit, revenue top Wall Street forecasts

    General Electric Co topped Wall Street's profit and revenue forecasts for the first quarter, helped by strong demand for energy equipment and railroad locomotives.
  • Wall Street jumps on solid corporate earnings

    Stocks rose on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for its biggest gain in the past five weeks, after earnings from a slew of bellwether companies propelled what has been a solid earnings season to date.
  • Wall Street climbs, powered by earnings

    Stocks rose on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to snap a 2-day drop, after better-than-expected results from Microsoft and General Electric Co propelled what has been a solid earnings season to date.
  • Stock futures boosted by GE, Microsoft earnings

    Stocks were poised for a higher open, putting the S&P 500 on track to snap a 2-day drop, after better-than-expected results from Microsoft and General Electric Co propelled what has been a solid earnings season to date.
  • GE, Microsoft earnings lift stock futures

    Stock index futures rose on Friday, indicating the S&P 500 may snap a 2-day decline, after better-than expected results from Microsoft and General Electric Co propelled a solid earnings season.
  • FTSE heads for best week since February, investors look to IMF

    Britain's blue-chip index was virtually flat on Friday but banks recovered after falls the previous day and the index still looked poised for its biggest weekly rise since February.
  • Stock futures rise after GE, Microsoft earnings

    Stock index futures rose on Friday, indicating the S&P 500 may snap a 2-day decline, after quarterly results from Microsoft and General Electric Co propelled a solid earnings season.
  • GE profit tops Wall Street forecast

    General Electric Co reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts' expectations, helped by strong sales of jet engines and energy equipment, as well as profit growth at its finance arm.

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