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workday-082714.jpg Cloud software provider Workday Inc reported a wider loss for the second quarter, hurt by operating expenses that offset robust growth in revenue. Results, however, fared better than Wall Street estimates, and the company lifted its guidance for the full year.

guess-082714.jpg Guess reported a steeper-than-expected decline in second-quarter profit as the fashion apparel retailer was hurt by soft demand in North America and Europe, with margins under pressure. It provided pale guidance for the third quarter and cut expectations for the full year, sending its shares down about 8 percent in after-hours trade...

williammssonoma-082714.jpg Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) Wednesday reported an increase in profit for the second quarter, driven largely by growth in revenues and lower expenses with earnings in line with expectations. Nonetheless, revenues for the quarter fell short of estimates, as same-store sales slowed. Moving ahead, the...

wallstreet2-082714.jpg Wall Street was quiet on Wednesday as the major averages bounced around the unchanged mark for most of the session. The S&P 500 failed to extend record highs after posting its first close above 2,000 on Tuesday. The S&P 500 added a fraction to 2,000.12, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...

Oil-041812_27Aug14.jpg U.S. crude oil ended a tad higher on Wednesday, after a weekly official oil report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed crude stockpiles in the U.S. to have dropped more than expected last week. Nonetheless, the gains were checked after data indicated ample supplies in the U.S. with...

gold01_05Apr12_27Aug14.jpg Gold futures ended a shade lower on Wednesday, trading in a narrow band for much of the day with little economic cues for direction. Investors also continued to opt for the riskier equity assets after the S&P 500 posted its first-ever finish above the 2,000 mark yesterday. Nonetheless, the losses...

Wallstreet3-111212_22Aug14.jpg It has been a sluggish day on Wall Street. The major averages are showing slight gains during mid-afternoon trading, but they have bounced around the unchanged mark for most of the session. The S&P 500 is struggling to hold above the 2,000 mark after closing above that level the day before.

wallstreet-082714.jpg U.S. stocks were poised for a lackluster open Wednesday, with the S&P 500 clinging to the 2,000 mark following yesterday's record closing high above level. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12 points, or 0.1%, to 17,109, while those for the S&P 500 index were holding at 2000.00. Futures...

GFK-082714.jpg German consumer sentiment is set to weaken in September for the first time since early 2013 as intensified geopolitical tensions are likely to shift the economy into lower gears. The forward-looking consumer confidence index fell to 8.6 from a revised score of 8.9 in August, a survey by the market research group GfK, based on responses from 2,000 households, showed Wednesday.

RBS-NATWEST-082714.jpg The Financial Conduct Authority or FCA Wednesday announced that it has fined Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and its unit National Westminster Bank Plc or NatWest 14.475 million pounds for serious failings in their advised mortgage sales business.

Tiffany-082714.jpg Jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co. (TIF) Wednesday said second-quarter profit increased from the prior year, amid growth in sales and a higher gross margin. Both earnings and revenues topped Wall Street estimates. The company raised its earnings forecast for the year by five cents per share.

wallstreet-101008_25Aug14.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that traders may still muster up courage to expand holdings in stocks despite the recent buoyancy. The major U.S. index futures point to a higher opening on Wednesday after Asian stocks closed higher, while the European markets are seeing a lackluster mood amid the release of some insipid economic data.

Asian-Markets2_27Aug14.jpg European stocks are seen inching lower on Wednesday after two days of strong gains. While the U.S. economy is showing promising signs of improvement, the euro zone economy is in danger of slipping again into recession, rekindling prospects of more stimulus when the European Central Bank's governing council...

analog-082614.jpg Analog Devices Inc (ADI), Tuesday reported an increase in third-quarter profit on an eight percent growth in revenue, with earnings coming in line with Wall Street estimates while revenue surpassed expectations.

wallst2-082614.jpg U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 posting its first-ever finish above the 2,000 mark as strong economic data and a flurry of merger news contributed to buying interest. Led by energy stocks, the S&P 500 rose 2.1 points, or 0.1%, to 2,000.02 after touching an intraday record just...