Here is a quick summary of the earnings reported after the bell on September 3. VeriFone Systems Inc (PAY) Q3 net earnings were $9.5 million or $0.08 per share compared with a loss of $29 million or $0.26 per share last year. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.47 per share compared...

AsianMarkets-011615_04Sep15.jpg The European markets are poised to open sharply lower on Friday as investors look ahead to the release of the U.S. Labor Department's closely-watched monthly jobs report due out later in the day. Economists expect the report to show an increase of about 220,000 jobs in August following the addition of...

Pharma-090215.jpg In order to conserve cash for a possible new phase III clinical trial of its investigational bio- artificial liver support system, ELAD, Vital Therapies Inc. (VTL) is reducing its workforce by 30% and plans to institute across the board expense reductions.

wallstreet-111814_03Sep15.jpg After showing a strong move to the upside in early trading on Thursday, stocks gave back ground over the course of the session. The major averages pulled back well off their best levels of the day before ending the session mixed.

crudeoil-111314_03Sep15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended higher for a second straight session on Thursday, tracking the continued uptick in global stock markets despite the dollar strengthening, and notwithstanding the more than expected increase in the weekly crude stockpiles report from the Energy Information Administration. Crude...

DonaldTrump-090415.jpg After meeting with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, real estate mogul Donald Trump vowed not to launch a third-party run for president on Thursday. Trump held a press conference after the meeting to announce he has signed a pledge being circulated by the RNC in recent days.

Goldbars022513_03Sep15.jpg Gold futures ended lower for a second straight session Thursday, as the continued uptick in global stock markets lured investors to the riskier assets, limiting the safe haven appeal of the precious metal with little support from a strengthening U.S. dollar. Gold prices also reacted to some upbeat...

HillaryClinton-090315.jpg A former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server has vowed to invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying before Congress. Bryan Pagliano was subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks last month.

wallstreet4-103112_03Sep15.jpg After moving sharply higher earlier in the session, stocks continue to turn in a strong performance in mid-day trading on Thursday. Buying interest has waned somewhat, but the markets have maintained a firmly positive bias.

wallstreet-121514_03Sep15.jpg Stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of early trading on Thursday, adding to the strong gains posted in the previous session. The major averages have climbed firmly into positive territory, further offsetting the sell-off seen on Tuesday.

Draghi-090315.jpg The European Central Bank lowered the economic growth and inflation outlook for the euro area on Thursday, citing more downside risks that have emerged recently, and said that it was ready to extend its quantitative easing programme beyond the September 2016 deadline, if needed.

ISMNon-Manufacturing-090315.jpg After reporting a substantial acceleration in the pace of U.S. service sector growth in the previous month, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Thursday showing a modest slowdown in the pace of growth in August.

Tradebalance-090315.jpg With the value of exports rising and the value of imports falling, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a notably narrower U.S. trade deficit in the month of July. The report said the trade deficit narrowed to $41.9 billion in July from a revised $45.2 billion in June.

Medtronic-090315.jpg Medical device maker Medtronic plc on Thursday reported a 6 percent decline in profit for the first quarter from last year, as a surge in revenues that was helped by the company's acquisition of Covidien plc was more than offset by higher costs and expenses. However, sales beat analysts' expectations. The company also affirmed its outlook for earnings and sales growth for fiscal 2016.

Joblesslclaims-090315.jpg A day ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than expected in the week ended August 29th.

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