Stocks Rise as Global Tensions Ease - Yahoo Finance
on issues like Iraq. Ukraine for the moment is less contentious. The S&P 500 advanced 1.2 percent on Aug. 8 to erase declines in the previous four sessions, after reports indicated Russia intended to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine and had ended military exercises held since Aug. 4 near its border with the country. In the Middle East, U.S.
Stocks Set Extend Big Gains From Previous Session -- U.S. Commentary - NASDAQ.com
THE QUOTE: "Overall, we saw a return of risk appetite with flows returning to equities while safe havens like the yen, gold and treasuries slid," said Desmond Chua of CMC Markets in a report. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose 13 cents to $97.78 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, boosted by unease about possible disruptions to supplies from Iraq and Russia. The contract rose 31 cents to settle at $97.65 in the previous session.
Stocks Up, Bonds Down on Easing in Ukraine and U.S. Pushback in Iraq - Yahoo Finance
Priceline (PCLN) gained 2.2% after reporting a second-quarter profit that surpassed analysts' expectations and despite a weaker-than-expected outlook for the third quarter. Analyst Adam Fleck writes about the company's second-quarter results here. ConAgra (CAG) announced that CEO Gary Rodkin will retire in May 2015. No successor was named.
Pepsico stock was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at UBS. Food services provider Aramark beat estimates by six cents with fiscal third quarter profit of 26 cents per share. ConAgra Foods said longtime Chief Executive Gary Rodkin, 62, plans to retire in May 2015. GlaxoSmithKline will soon start a clinical trial for an experimental Ebola vaccine. Sanofi and MannKind Corp.
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Global stocks up on China inflation, Japan rebound - Yahoo News
The Borsa Istanbul 100 index of shares fell 2.4 percent. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI) of mainland companies listed in Hong Kong advanced 1.9 percent, the most since July 23. The Shanghai Composite Index added 1.4 percent. The consumer price index rose 2.3 percent from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said, the same pace as in June and also the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey.