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Dow Movers: BA, TRV By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Wednesday, shares of Travelers Companies (TRV) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 1.1%. Year to date, Travelers Companies registers a 5.3% gain. ...Read More »
Futures Flat After Four-day Rally By Clip Syndicate U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, implying that buyers were taking a pause following the biggest four-day rally for the S&P 500 since January 2013. Major indexes jumped about 2 percent on Tuesday, lifted by strong corporate results, especially in the tech sector, and a Reuters report that the European Central Bank was considering buying corporate bonds. S&P 500 e-minis ESc1 were falling 3.25 points, or 0.17 percent, with 180,299 contracts changing hands.

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Siemens Sees Catch-up With Rivals Beginning In 2018 By Clip Syndicate German engineering group Siemens may need until 2018 before it can start to catch up with major rivals in terms of sales growth, its chief executive told a German magazine. CEO Joe Kaeser unveiled a corporate overhaul in May, dubbed "Vision 2020", that will simplify the group's structure and help the company make up ground lost to more profitable competitors such as Switzerland's ABB and U.S.-based General Electric. ...Read More »
Boeing, Dow Chemical Among Biggest Premarket Movers By Clip Syndicate Boeing and Dow Chemical were among the biggest movers of Wednesday's premarket session, with both stocks higher in the wake of strong results. Boeing rose as much as 3.1 percent in the premarket session, last trading up 0.9 percent at $128.30, after posting adjusted earnings that topped expectations. . The Dow component also raised its full-year profit view. Dow Chemical rose 2.7 percent to $49.50 before the bell after the company also reported better-than-expected earnings.

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Consumer Prices Barely Rise As Energy Costs Fall By Clip Syndicate U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September as energy costs fell broadly, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month after declining 0.2 percent in August. The CPI increased 1.7 percent in the 12 months through September after a similar rise in August. ...Read More »
Coca-Cola Profit Falls; Company Expands Cost-cutting By Clip Syndicate Coca-Cola on Tuesday announced new cost-cutting measures and a timeline for selling its bottling operations after its quarterly profit slumped 14 percent and the world's largest beverage maker struggles to find growth amid a soft market for soda. The Atlanta-based company said it would hand back, or refranchise, about two-thirds of its North American bottling territories by the end of 2017, and a substantial portion of the remaining territories no later than 2020. ...Read More »
U.S. House Panel Seeks NHTSA Briefing On Takata Air Bag Defects By Clip Syndicate The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked a federal regulator to provide a briefing on its investigation into automobile air bags manufactured by Takata, a committee aide said on Tuesday. The aide also said that committee staffers plan to meet with auto manufacturers "to discuss supplier issues." Some of Takata air bags have deployed with too much force, spraying metal shrapnel onto drivers and resulting in severe injuries and some deaths. ...Read More »
Tuesday Sector Laggards: Metals & Mining, Education & Training Services By Clip Syndicate In trading on Tuesday, metals & mining shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.7%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Rhino Resources (RNO), off about 57.5% and shares of Sinocoking Coal and Coke Chemical (SCOK) off about 6.2% on the day. ...Read More »
Wall St. Extends Rebound On Earnings, ECB Report By Clip Syndicate U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 notching a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones were up more than 1 percent while the Nasdaq rose more than 2 percent, thanks to better-than-expected results from several major tech companies. The bullish tone was helped by a Reuters story that said the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds. It led to active futures trading before the opening bell and helped lift European stocks from last week's 13-month low.

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Dow Movers: KO, CAT By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Caterpillar (CAT) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 2.0%. Year to date, Caterpillar registers a 5.6% gain. ...Read More »

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