Equities

  • Europe anxiety drives down futures, Wal-Mart slides

    April 23 2012 9:08 AM

    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

    April 23 2012 7:56 AM

    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

    April 23 2012 7:56 AM

    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

    April 23 2012 6:40 AM

    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

    April 23 2012 4:56 AM

    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

    April 23 2012 4:48 AM

    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

    April 21 2012 10:08 AM

    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

    April 20 2012 5:00 PM

    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

    April 20 2012 4:40 PM

    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

    April 20 2012 4:16 PM

    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

    April 20 2012 1:40 PM

    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

    April 20 2012 1:24 PM

    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

    April 20 2012 1:08 PM

    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

    April 20 2012 11:32 AM

    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

    April 20 2012 10:16 AM

    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

    April 20 2012 9:24 AM

    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

    April 20 2012 8:08 AM

    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

    April 20 2012 7:56 AM

    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

    April 20 2012 7:40 AM

    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

    April 20 2012 7:16 AM

    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.