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procter&gamble-july31_23jan20.jpg The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported that its second-quarter core earnings per share rose 14 percent year-on-year, due to lower non-core restructuring charges versus the prior year. Currency-neutral core earnings per share increased 15 percent. Organic sales were up five percent, for the quarter....

Shares of communications services provider CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) are rising for the past few days on back of its new federal task order valued up to $1.6 billion announced on Jan. 16. Since then shares are up 14.9% from $13.27 to $15.25. The stock closed Wednesday's trading session at $15.07, up 35 cents or 2.38%. Trading volume surged to 24.7 million versus an average volume of 12.5 million.

excellenttahina-jan23.jpg Five Star Food Inc. is recalling certain Sham Gardens Excellent tahina containers for potential contamination with Salmonella, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. The recall involves 100 cases of Excellent tahina 800 g and 100 cases of Excellent tahina 400 g containers. The Garden City, Michigan-based company, however, has not received any reports of illness.

stockmarkets-jan22_23jan20.jpg European stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as investors continued to fret over the potential fallout from the outbreak of a new coronavirus that has been spreading in China and other countries. Deaths from the virus rose to 17 on Wednesday, with nearly 600 cases confirmed. Investors remain worried...

stmicroelectronics-jan23.jpg Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics NV reported Thursday lower profit in its fourth quarter with weak margin, despite higher revenues. Earnings per share and revenues were above market estimates. Looking ahead for the first quarter, the company projects higher revenues above analysts' estimates. In pre-market activity on the NYSE, STM shares were gaining around 5.6 percent.

expressfashion-jan23.jpg Fashion apparel retailer Express, Inc. said it plans to close approximately 91 stores by 2022, amid a weakening retail climate. This is apart from the nine stores closed in 2019. The company also expects 3 percent decline in comparable sales for the fourth quarter. As part of its EXPRESSway Forward cost-cutting plan, the company has identified opportunities for $80 million cost reduction.

Shares of Franklin Financial Network Inc. (FSB) recorded a new 52-week high of $38.54 on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, following the announcement of its strategic merger agreement with FB Financial Corp. FSB closed Wednesday's trading session at $38.52, up $4.37 or 12.80%.

stockmarkets-aug16_23jan20.jpg European stocks are likely to open lower on Thursday as investors remain anxious about the spread of Wuhan Coronavirus that started in China and now threatens to become a global epidemic. There is some repricing in financial markets after analysts warned that the coronavirus outbreak could damage...

preview-jan23.jpg The interest rate announcement from the European Central Bank is due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Norway is slated to issue unemployment data for November. The jobless rate is forecast to remain unchanged at 3.8 percent.

pharma-071417_22jan20.jpg Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Akcea's promising trial results of antisense drug AKCEA-APOCIII-LRx, Applied Genetic's upcoming event, the near-term catalyst of Baudax Bio and Sierra Oncology's reverse stock split.

apple-iphone-012220.jpg Tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) is reportedly planning to begin assembling a new low-cost iPhone 9 in February. According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino, California-based company is expected to officially unveil the new phone as early as March. The assembly work for the new handset will be split among Taiwan-based...

wallst-032918_22jan20.jpg Stocks moved higher in early trading on Wednesday but gave back ground over the course of the session to end the day little changed. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 reached new record intraday highs before pulling back near the unchanged line.

wallstreet-july25_22jan20.jpg After an early move to the upside, stocks have given back some ground over the course of the trading session on Wednesday. The major averages have pulled back off their highs of the session, with the Dow briefly dipping below the unchanged line.

wallstreet-oct16_22jan20.jpg Following the moderate pullback seen in the previous session, stocks have moved back to the upside in morning trading on Wednesday. With the rebound on the day, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 have reached new record intraday highs.

existing-homesales-012220.jpg After reporting a notable decrease in U.S. existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Wednesday showing existing home sales rebounded by much more than anticipated in the month of December. NAR said existing home sales spiked by 3.6 percent to an annual rate of 5.54 million in December.

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