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FILE- This May 1, 2018, file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. The pandemic increased sales of Merck medicines during the first quarter of 2020, as households around the world stocked up, but the drugmaker expects a significant hit this quarter as the full force of the outbreak lands. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 31, 2020 - 8:04 am
FAIRLESS HILLS, PA (AP) — Surging sales of cancer medicines and reduced spending across the board helped Merck overcome a big hit from the coronavirus pandemic and pushed second quarter profits up by 12%. The drugmaker blew past Wall Street projections and boosted its financial forecast for the...
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A man lifts his arm as he walks by the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Stocks are falling on Wall Street Thursday after reports showed that layoffs are continuing at a stubborn pace and that the U.S. economy contracted at a nearly 33% annual rate in the spring. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 30, 2020 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Most of Wall Street stumbled Thursday, but yet another rise for big technology stocks helped keep the market’s losses in check. The S&P 500 dropped 12.22 points, or 0.4%, to 3,246.22, with nearly three out of four stocks in the index falling. Among the hardest-hit were oil...
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FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Even though General Motors was able to reopen its U.S. factories for the last half of the second quarter, the company still lost $806 million from April 2020 through June. The Detroit automaker had to close its plants from March 18 to May 18 due to the coronavirus, but production didn’t resume fast enough to hold off a net loss. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2020 - 10:06 am
DETROIT (AP) — Even though General Motors was able to reopen its U.S. factories for the last half of the second quarter, the company still lost $806 million from April through June. The Detroit automaker closed its plants on March 18 and they remained idle for two months due to the coronavirus...
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A woman wearing a face mask stands beneath a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. stocks resumed their upward march on Wall Street, while the price of gold pushed to nearly $1,970 per ounce. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 28, 2020 - 10:53 am
Stocks are drifting lower on Wall Street Tuesday following a mixed set of earnings reports from big U.S. companies. Most stocks in the S&P 500 were falling in afternoon trading, but the overall index erased an early loss to drift 0.1% higher. Caution continued to hang over markets, sending...
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FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter says an elected Dutch official was among 36 account holders whose direct message inboxes were accessed by hackers in a recent cyberattack. The politician, anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, said Thursday, July 23, 2020, he was informed by Twitter that his account was compromised by a hacker, who posted tweets on his account and sent false direct messages in his name. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 23, 2020 - 3:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — The global pandemic and U.S. protests are forcing a pullback by advertisers on Twitter, but it's also led to an unprecedented surge of users. Average daily user growth spiked 34% in the second quarter, the company said Thursday, the largest jump in users ever recorded by the company...
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A currency trader wearing a face mask watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 17, 2020. Asian stock markets rebounded Friday after Wall Street closed lower amid uncertainty about the U.S. economic outlook. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 17, 2020 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street ended another wobbly day broadly higher, giving the S&P 500 its third straight weekly gain. The benchmark index rose 0.3% after flipping between small gains and losses earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell slightly and the Nasdaq rose. Trading was muted...
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July 16, 2020 - 4:38 am
Johnson & Johnson had a surprisingly strong second quarter and bumped up its 2020 forecast even after COVID-19 contributed to a 40% chop to revenue from medical device sales. Growing U.S. pharmaceutical sales helped the world’s biggest health products maker counter damage from the pandemic,...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 15, 2020 - 8:00 am
The nation’s largest health insurer more than doubled its second-quarter profit, as COVID-19 shutdowns kept patients out of doctor’s offices and off operating tables. UnitedHealth’s medical costs tumbled 11% to $34.68 billion with demand for care suppressed from the middle of March until it started...
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June 30, 2020 - 4:27 pm
FedEx Corp. flipped to a $334 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter, but its revenue and adjusted profit beat Wall Street expectations as the virus pandemic continues to fuel a boom in online shopping. FedEx's stock rose more than 9% in after-market trading following the results report. With...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, the Nike logo appears above the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Nike lost $790 million in the fourth quarter, as soaring digital sales couldn’t make up for the loss of revenue from shuttered stores in most of the world. The world’s largest sports apparel maker said Thursday, June 25, 2020, that its revenue fell 38% to $6.3 billion in the three-month period ending May 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 25, 2020 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike lost $790 million in the fourth quarter, as soaring digital sales couldn't make up for the loss of revenue from shuttered stores in most of the world. The world's largest sports apparel maker said its revenue fell 38% to $6.31 billion in the three-month period ending May 31...
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