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SAP-041714.jpg Business software maker SAP AG Thursday reported a higher first-quarter profit, as revenues grew 3 percent, helped by 60 percent growth in cloud subscriptions and support revenues. The company also confirmed its full-year 2014 outlook.

Diageo-041714.jpg Drinks giant Diageo Plc. (DGE.L, DEO) Thursday reported a drop in organic net sales growth and volume for the third quarter, as currency and economic weakness impacted consumer confidence across many emerging markets. The stock fell 5 percent in early morning trade.

Akzonobel-041714.jpg Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel NV (AKZOY.PK, AKZOY) Thursday reported a significant increase in profit for the first quarter, supported by lower financing expenses, even as revenue slipped due to adverse currency. Volume and price/mix development was positive in all three business areas. Further, the firm said it is on track to deliver its targets for 2015.

Asian-Markets2_17Apr14.jpg European stocks are seen opening largely unchanged on Thursday, as investors pause for breath following the previous session's rally. That said, renewed optimism over the U.S. economic recovery may help keep sentiment from faltering ahead of the Good Friday holiday. After a slew of positive data...

Capitalone-041614.jpg Credit card lender Capital One Financial reported an increase in first-quarter profit, helped mainly by a decline in loan-loss provisions even as revenue came under pressure. Earnings topped Wall Street estimates, but revenue fell short of expectations.

Sandisk-041614.jpg Flash memory card maker SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) said Wednesday after the markets closed that its first quarter profit jumped 62% from last year, as revenue surged 13% and margin improved sharply. The company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, also came in above analysts' expectations as...

Amex-041614.jpg American Express Co. (AXP) Wednesday reported a 12 percent increase in profit for the first quarter, driven largely by higher card spending by its affluent customers despite a very harsh winter. Earnings for the quarter trumped Wall Street expectations, while revenues fell short of estimates. New...

Google-041614.jpg Google reported an increase in first-quarter profit, as revenues jumped about 19 percent. Nonetheless, concerns lingered over weak ad prices, bottomline partly hurt by research expense and loss from discontinued operations, with both earnings and revenue falling short of Wall Street estimates.

ibm-041614.jpg International Business Machines Corp. said Wednesday after the markets closed that its first quarter profit fell 21% from last year, hurt by lower revenue as well as a hefty workforce rebalancing charge. The company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, came in line with analysts' expectations, but its quarterly revenue fell short of analysts' forecast.

wallstreet2-103112_16Apr14.jpg Stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading day on Wednesday, further offsetting the steep losses posted late last week. The markets benefited from a positive reaction to the latest earnings news as well as remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. The major averages saw further upside going into the close, ending the session at their best levels of the day.

Democratic-041614.jpg While Republicans will try to use the troubled rollout of Obamacare to their advantage in the upcoming midterm elections, the results of a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare.

Oil-042512_16Apr14.jpg U.S. crude oil snapped a two-day loss to end a tad higher on Wednesday, after Janet Yellen said the Fed will continue to keep its benchmark interest rates at very low levels for a considerable period of time. The marginal rise comes after an official Energy Information Administration report showed crude...

MichaelBloomberg-041614.jpg Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted Wednesday that he has no plans to run for president and suggested that he will instead focus on efforts to prevent gun violence. Appearing on NBC's Today show, Bloomberg was asked if he intended to run for president and said, "No is the answer. Plain and simple."

Goldbars2-022513_16Apr14.jpg Gold futures edged higher on Wednesday, after plummeting over two percent yesterday on inflation concerns in the U.S., fueling speculations of a possible Federal Reserve rate hike in the near term. The developments in Ukraine with tensions mounting as government forces moved in also contributed to the...

Wallstreet-013013_16Apr14.jpg After moving mostly higher in early trading on Wednesday, stocks have continued to perform well over the course of the session. While buying interest has waned since then open, the markets have maintained a positive bias on the day.