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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photograph, a man looks back at the Merck logo on a stained glass panel at a Merck company building in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Company, Inc. reports earnings, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 02, 2018 - 7:20 am
KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Merck is reporting a fourth-quarter loss of $872 million, but its adjusted results topped Wall Street's view. The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company had a loss of 32 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in early trading Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, after several big companies reported disappointing quarterly results or outlooks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 01, 2018 - 3:57 pm
U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday after shedding modest gains from earlier in the day. Losses in technology stocks, as well as retailers, restaurant chains and other consumer-focused companies, accounted for much of the decline. Banks climbed as bond yields...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in early trading Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, after several big companies reported disappointing quarterly results or outlooks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 01, 2018 - 12:09 pm
U.S. stocks veered higher in midday trading Thursday after shaking off a wobbly start. Technology companies and banks accounted for much of the market's gain, outweighing losses in materials and other sectors. Investors were sizing up the latest company earnings and outlooks. Bond prices fell,...
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In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a UPS driver takes his truck on a delivery route, in New York. UPS Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 01, 2018 - 8:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — UPS' fourth-quarter performance topped analysts' expectations as it delivered more packages during a period that includes the bustling holiday season. For the three months ended Dec. 31, United Parcel Service Inc. earned $1.1 billion, or $1.27 per share. A year earlier the Atlanta-...
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In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a UPS driver takes his truck on a delivery route, in New York. UPS Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 01, 2018 - 7:54 am
ATLANTA (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.1 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Atlanta-based company said it had profit of $1.27 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.67 per share...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 4:55 pm
U.S. stocks overcame a brief stumble to close slightly higher Wednesday, snapping a two-day losing streak. The dip came after the Federal Reserve released its latest statement on interest rate policy and the economy, in which the central bank signaled that it expects inflation to pick up this year...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 3:55 pm
U.S. stock indexes are wavering between gains and losses on Wall Street. The market was higher for most of the day but dipped briefly after the Federal Reserve released its latest statement on interest rate policy and the economy. The Fed, as expected, held off on raising interest rates. Losses in...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, the Boeing logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Boeing Co. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.13 billion. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of $5.18 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to $4.80 per share.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 10:47 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. shares rose Wednesday after the aircraft maker forecast better-than-expected earnings and revenue in 2018. Along with rival Airbus, Boeing is benefiting from demand for new airliners that has created huge backlogs lasting several years. Aircraft deliveries are generating...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 10:44 am
Stocks moved higher in morning trading Wednesday after several big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly results. Technology companies accounted for much of the market's gain, outweighing losses in health care and other sectors. Oil prices headed lower. The market was coming off a two-day losing...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, the Boeing logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Boeing Co. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.13 billion. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of $5.18 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to $4.80 per share.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 8:13 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing's fourth-quarter profit easily topped Wall Street's view, buoyed by strong deliveries and recent tax reform legislation. The aircraft company also released a better-than-expected 2018 outlook. Shares climbed more than 4 percent in Wednesday premarket trading. For the period...
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