wallstreet1-103112_07Oct15.jpg After failing to sustain an early move to the upside, stocks have shown a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages have recently been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

staples-071015.jpg In a sign that other retailers may be re-thinking their Thanksgiving hours, Staples will be closed for the day. Like Wal-Mart and others, Staples was open on Thanksgiving Day for the past two years.

biden-carson-071015.jpg Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lead the races for their respective party's presidential nominations in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but the results of a Quinnipiac University poll show Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Ben Carson are the best general election candidates in the key swing states.

wallstreet3-121214_07Oct15.jpg After moving notably higher in early trading on Wednesday, stocks have recently given back some ground but remain mostly positive. The major averages have all moved to the upside after ending the previous session mixed.

digital-information-100715.jpg European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has canceled the international agreement between European Union and United States to handover digital information, such as web search histories and social media updates. The ruling will be a blow to tech giants Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, etc.

Monsanto-100715.jpg Agricultural products giant Monsanto Co. reported a loss for the fourth quarter that widened from last year, reflecting lower revenues and margins. The results for the quarter missed analysts' expectations and the company forecast fiscal 2016 earnings well below their estimates. Monsanto also said it expects to cut 2,600 jobs and exit the sugarcane business under a restructuring plan.

Toyota-selfdriving-100715.jpg Japanese car giant Toyota Motor Corp. (TYT.L, TM) plans to have self-driving cars on the roads by 2020. The market for self-driving cars is expected to hot up by that time with Google Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL), General Motors (GM) and Nissan also planning an entry around the same time.

ConstellationBrands-100715.jpg Alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands, Inc. on Wednesday reported a 54 percent increase in profit for the second quarter from last year, driven by strong sales at its beer segment and a favorable tax rate. Adjusted earnings per share beat analysts' expectations, while revenues matched their estimates. The company once again raised its earnings outlook for fiscal 2016.

wallstreet1-121214_07Oct15.jpg Stocks are likely to move back to the upside in early trading on Wednesday after experiencing some profit taking in the previous session. The major index futures are pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 110 points.

SABMiller-Anheuser-Busch-100715.jpg British brewer SABMiller Plc. (SAB.L, SABMRY.PK) Wednesday said its board rejected the revised offer from Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, known as AB InBev (BUD, AHBIF.PK), stating it still very substantially undervalues SABMiller, its unique and unmatched footprint, and its standalone prospects.

NobelPrizeinChemistry-100715.jpg The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of scientists for their work using molecular level mapping to show how cells repair damaged DNA and to safeguard genetic information.

Volkswagen-100715.jpg Volkswagen Australia Wednesday confirmed that more than 91 thousand vehicles sold in Australia were fitted with emission cheating software. Volkswagen brand alone comes to 77,000 cars and 14,000 cars are Audis.

GermanIndustrialOutput-100715.jpg Germany's industrial production declined at the fastest pace in 12 months in August, defying expectations for a modest increase, suggesting that economic growth slowed in the third quarter and that the manufacturing sector is set to struggle in coming months mainly due to weaker demand from emerging markets, especially China.

wallstreet-041012_07Oct15.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street could regain the momentum that faltered yesterday. The major U.S. index futures are notably higher early Wednesday, towing in line with the sentiment in the rest of global markets. Commodities are continuing to see strength, especially oil,...

UKIndustrialManufacturing-100715.jpg U.K. industrial output rebounded at a faster-than-expected pace in August, driven by oil extraction and transport equipment. Industrial production grew 1 percent from July, reversing a 0.3 percent drop in the prior month, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. A similar rate of strong growth was last seen in February 2014. Economists had forecast only a 0.3 percent rise.

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