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FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo the logo for Caterpillar appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Caterpillar’s second-quarter results topped Wall Street’s view, thanks in part to increased demand in its construction industries segment. The maker of heavy equipment and machinery also boosted its full-year adjusted earnings forecast again, citing its performance in the first half of the year and ongoing strength in end markets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 30, 2018 - 7:28 am
Caterpillar's second-quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations thanks in part to the blistering pace of construction and demand for big machines, a the company boosted its full-year earnings forecast again. Shares rose more than 3 percent Monday in premarket trading. Caterpillar now anticipates...
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Opera Limited Chairman & CEO Yahui Zhou, third left, with secretary to the board An Da, left, and Shu Guan Wang, from China International Capital Corp., watch price quotes before Opera's IPO begins trading, at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square, Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 27, 2018 - 4:11 pm
Technology companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Friday, adding to the market's losses from another tech-driven sell-off a day earlier. Twitter plunged more than 20 percent, its second-biggest loss since going public in 2013, after the social media network said its monthly users declined in the...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Profit at Exxon Mobil Corp. surged on rising prices, but not enough for investors who are selling off shares in early trading. The Irving, Texas-based company on Friday, July 27, 2018 reported second-quarter profit of $3.95 billion, or 92 cents per share. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 27, 2018 - 10:52 am
DALLAS (AP) — Rising oil prices pushed second-quarter profit at Exxon Mobil Corp. up 18 percent to $3.95 billion, but the results Friday fell short of Wall Street expectations, and the shares fell in morning trading. The price of benchmark international crude is up more than 50 percent from a year...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:38 am
Soaring sales of most of its cancer drugs and vaccines boosted Merck & Co.'s second-quarter revenue by 5 percent, but restructuring and acquisition costs helped drag profits down 12 percent. However, revenue and net income both beat Wall Street expectations and the drugmaker raised its profit...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, a United Airlines commercial jet takes off as travelers sit at a gate in Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Airlines are bowing to the staying power of higher fuel prices by culling unprofitable flights while trying to boost revenue by being nicer to customers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 26, 2018 - 3:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are bowing to the pressure of higher fuel prices by culling unprofitable flights while trying to boost revenue by being nicer to customers. American Airlines said Thursday it will join rivals by growing more slowly during the rest of 2018 than it had originally planned...
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July 26, 2018 - 3:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says a key sales figure grew only modestly in the U.S. during the second quarter. The chain says sales rose just 1 percent at established domestic locations during the period. In China, that figure declined 2 percent. For the quarter, the company reported a net income on...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, an American Airlines plane taxis at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday, July 26, reported second-quarter earnings of $566 million. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 26, 2018 - 8:12 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday that second-quarter profit plunged 34.5 percent on higher fuel costs, and it reduced its forecast for full-year earnings. American, the world's biggest airline, said that it expects 2018 profit to be between $4.50 and $5 per share, a cut of...
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In this July 17, 2018, photograph, ramp workers prepare a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 for departure to Denver from Minneapolis International Airport in Minneapolis. Southwest Airlines overcame rising fuel prices to top profit expectations, though an inflight disaster in which a passenger was killed had an adverse effect on revenue. Second-quarter earnings were $733 million, topping Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 26, 2018 - 6:24 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines overcame rising fuel prices to top second-quarter profit expectations, though an inflight disaster in which a passenger was killed had an adverse effect on revenue. Flight 1380 was traveling from New York to Dallas in April when it experienced engine failure. A fan...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. General Motors, facing rising commodity costs in a trade showdown with Europe and elsewhere, cut its outlook for the year. Shares tumbled more than 5 percent before the opening bell, and GM’s view of the year ahead dragged down shares of the entire auto sector Wednesday, July 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors, facing rising commodity costs in a trade showdown with Europe and elsewhere, cut its outlook for the year. The diminished expectations overshadowed a strong second quarter and shares tumbled more than 7 percent in early trading. The rest of the auto sector was...
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Bloom Energy Founder, President and CEO K.R. Sridhar, center accompanied by board member Colin Powell, right, prepares to sign the New York Stock Exchange guest book with NYSE President Stacey Cunningham before their IPO, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 25, 2018 - 4:50 pm
A strong performance by technology stocks and signs of progress in the trade dispute between the U.S. and the European Union powered the market to its third consecutive gain Wednesday. The Nasdaq composite closed at an all-time high. The major stock indexes jumped in the last half-hour of trading...
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