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wallstreet4-103112_24Oct14.jpg Following the rally seen in the previous session, stocks may give back some ground in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 38 points.

ISIl-102414.jpg The terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is earning about $1 million each day by smuggling oil out of the Middle East, according to the US Treasury Department. Speaking at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Thursday, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said "ISIL has raised a significant amount of its money - many

PG-102414.jpg Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. reported Friday a profit for the first quarter that declined 34 percent from last year, hurt by goodwill impairment charges and a revenue decline. Core earnings per share matched analysts' expectations, while quarterly sales missed their estimates. The company reaffirmed core earnings and organic sales growth guidance for the full-year 2015.

Bristol-Myers-102414.jpg Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) Friday said third-quarter profit increased from the previous year, even as revenues declined due to the divested Diabetes alliance. Adjusted earnings topped estimates, and the company backed its full year adjusted earnings forecast.

LyondellBasell-102414.jpg Dutch chemicals and polymers maker LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Friday reported higher third-quarter profit, reflecting mainly increased earnings in Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas segment. Sales and other operating revenues grew from last year. Earnings per share, as well as revenues beat analysts' estimates.

wallstreet-101008_24Oct14.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures show that Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session lower after yesterday's rebound. Reports of a New York physician contracting the ebola virus could be sentimentally negative for stocks as the economy traverses an uncertain recovery path. Stocks in the domestic markets may also focus on earnings releases and an economic data on new home sales.

UKGDP-102414.jpg The U.K. economy grew at a slower pace in the third quarter in the face of rising uncertainty stemming from global economic conditions, preliminary estimates from the Office for National Statistics Office showed Friday. Gross domestic product climbed 0.7 percent from the second quarter, when it grew 0.9 percent.

GermanGFK-1024114.jpg German consumer climate is set to improve slightly in November, ending the downward trend, as income expectations among households strengthened on the back of the strong labor market situation, survey data revealed Friday.The forward-looking consumer confidence index rose slightly to 8.5 in November from 8.4 in October.

Volvo-102414.jpg Swedish automaker Volvo AB (VOLVY.PK) Friday said its third-quarter profit increased from the prior year, amid a modest rise in sales. Further, the firm increased its cost-cutting target, adding it would take some of these charges in the fourth quarter. In early morning trade, the stock was trading up 10.1 percent.

Air-Liquide-102414.jpg French industrial and medical gases maker Air Liquide SA Friday said its third-quarter revenue edged up 1 percent, amid good momentum in the Americas and Asia-Pacific. The company, however, witnessed slowdown in Western European manufacturing. On a comparable basis, revenues grew 4.3 percent.

Ericsson-102414.jpg Swedish mobile network equipment maker Ericsson reported Friday a decline in the third-quarter profit, reflecting effects from hedge contracts and higher operating expenses. Sales, however, increased on strong performance in the Middle East, China, India and Russia, despite weak North American results.

Basf-102414.jpg German chemical giant BASF SE (BFA.L, BASFY.PK) Friday reported a marginal fall in profit for the third quarter which was marked with geopolitical tensions and increasing fears of economic growth. The company backed its profit forecast for the year, but warning that it would not achieve its ambitious financial targets for 2015 due to the tough economy.

juniper-102314.jpg Juniper reported a higher third-quarter profit, helped by improved margins that offset a 5 percent decline in revenue. Quarterly earnings topped Wall Street estimates by a penny, while revenues were in in line with expectations. The company provided some weak guidance for the fourth quarter, signaling the tough business conditions in which it operates.

amazon-102314.jpg Amazon.com reported a third-quarter loss that widened from a year ago, as the online retailer continued to expend on new businesses and technologies, even as sales climbed 20 percent. Results for the quarter fell short of Wall Street estimates.

pandora-102314.jpg Internet radio service provider Pandora Media Inc. (P), Thursday said its loss for the third quarter narrowed from a year ago, due largely to a surge in ad revenues. However, shares of the company fell six percent in extended trading, following the news. Oakland, California-based Pandora's third-quarter...