U.S. stock futures get earnings boost
U.S. stock-index futures post moderate gains, building on Wednesday's bullish session on Wall Street, as investors are cheered by second-quarter earnings results. See full story.
Stocks to watch Thursday: Libbey, J.M. Smucker
MarketWatch's rundown of corporate headlines of interest to investors early Thursday. See full story.
Upbeat earnings inspire gains for Europe stocks
Well-received earnings reports from companies such Akzo Nobel NV and Nokia Corp. help push European stock markets into positive territory on Thursday, while investor focus returns to Spain as borrowing costs rose and demand fell at an auction of government debt. See full story.
Tech shares, banking sector climb in Asia
Technology issues get a boost from U.S. corporate results while Chinese financials are deemed attractive on valuation. See full story.
Google expected to show earnings gain
Web search giant is expected to show bottom-line growth for second quarter, but investors have become lukewarm on the stock, citing concerns about growth in ad revenues and the Motorola acquisition. See full story.
Matthew Lynn gives four reasons why the markets aren't overjoyed that corporations are paying record dividends to shareholders. See full story.
It's a situation that seems to defy supply-and-demand logic: If there's more demand in the housing market, wouldn't the cost of borrowing funds to buy a home be significantly on the rise? See full story.