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ExistingHomeSales-102017.jpg After reporting U.S. existing home sales at their lowest level in a year in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing an unexpected rebound in existing home sales in the month of September. NAR said existing home sales climbed by 0.7 percent.

Capitol-102017.jpg Americans' approval of Congress has fallen to its lowest level in well over a year, according to the results of a new Gallup poll released on Friday. Just 13 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, down from 16 percent last month.

MasterCard-102017.jpg Mastercard Inc. said that after April 2018, customers will no longer be required to sign for any purchases they made on the card at retail. The company added that the change, which will apply to both credit and debit cards, will not have any negative impact on safety.

wallstreet1-121214_20Oct17.jpg Stocks may move to the upside in early trading on Friday after ending the previous session mixed. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 76 points.

Obama-Trump-Bush-102017.jpg Two former Presidents voiced concerns Thursday about the current political climate in the United States, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy. Neither Barack Obama nor George W. Bush named President Donald Trump in their high-profile speech, but the comments were seen as a veiled...

Ukflag-Pound-102017.jpg The UK budget posted the smallest budget deficit in a decade for the month of September, suggesting that the borrowing is on the course to undershoot the full-year target. Public sector net borrowing, excluding banks, decreased by GBP 0.7 billion from the previous year to GBP 5.9 billion in September, the Office for National Statistics said Friday.

procterandgamble-102017.jpg Procter & Gamble Company (PG) Friday reported a profit for the first quarter fiscal year 2018 that grew 5 percent from last year, while quarterly net sales increased one percent. Adjusted earnings per share topped analysts' expectations. The company maintained its expectation for fiscal year 2018.

wallstreet-102017.jpg The initial trend from U.S. Futures Index trading is positive and suggest that Wall Street might open moderately higher at the opening. Asian shares closed mostly higher, while European shares are trading in a positive territory. The market is looking ahead to Existing Home Sales data as well as Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Monetary Policy.

GeneralElectric-102017.jpg Conglomerate General Electric Co. reported Friday weak earnings in its third quarter, despite increased revenues and orders. Adjusted earnings were sharply lower than market estimates, while top line beat their view. In pre-market activity, GE shares were losing around 5 percent.

USSenate-Taxreforms-102017.jpg Senate has narrowly approved a $4 trillion budget resolution that will serve as the legislative vehicle for the Trump administration's tax reform plan. The Senate voted 51 to 47 in favor of the measure late Thursday, with the vote largely coming down along party lines. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ken., was the only Republican to vote against the resolution.

sharesrising-102017.jpg European stocks traded higher on Friday as a slew of upbeat earnings reports and the dollar's gains on increased optimism about the prospects for U.S. tax reforms helped investors shrug off renewed political uncertainty in Spain. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.3 percent at 390.07...

uniqure-102017.jpg Shares of uniQure N.V. (QURE) have returned more than 170% year-to-date compared to a mere 26% gain by iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) during the same period.

Daimler-Q3-102017.jpg German automaker Daimler AG reported Friday lower profit in its third quarter, while revenues increased on strong unit sales. Looking ahead, for fiscal 2017, the company projects significantly higher EBIT, revenues and unit sales. The Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services divisions expect significantly higher revenues.

Ericsson-Q3-102017.jpg Ericsson reported Friday wider than expected third-quarter loss on higher charges and weak sales. However, adjusted gross margin improved and the company sees positive effects on gross margin in 2018. Ericsson further said the general market conditions continue to be tough, yet it is starting to see some encouraging improvements. Ericsson shares were gaining around 5 percent in Stockholm.

stockhigh-102017.jpg European stocks are likely to open higher on Friday after the U.S. Senate adopted a fiscal 2018 budget resolution Thursday, a step forward towards overhauling the U.S. tax code. The dollar weakened against its rivals amid political tensions in Spain as a deadline set by Madrid for a final decision...

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