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Merck breezes past 3Q profit expectations, raises forecast

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:39:15 GMT2016-10-25T15:39:15Z

Higher sales of vaccines and prescription medicines, coupled with restrained spending, helped Merck & Co. post a 20 percent jump in third-quarter profit, trouncing Wall Street expectations....

Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlement

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:36:51 GMT2016-10-25T15:36:51Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal....

Stocks slip as earnings hit consumer companies

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:36:01 GMT2016-10-25T15:36:01Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are edging lower Tuesday as company earnings continue to stream in. Consumer companies are falling as athletic apparel maker Under Armour, appliance maker Whirlpool and automaker GM suffer hefty losses. However strong results for household goods maker Procter & Gamble are sending its stock higher....

Wells Fargo rolls out ad campaign addressing sales scandal

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:33:40 GMT2016-10-25T15:33:40Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo launched a new advertising campaign this week to address the company's ongoing sales practices scandal and what it is doing to make things right for its customers....

Under Armour takes a breather

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:18:37 GMT2016-10-25T15:18:37Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Under Armour had one of the worst trading days in its history as investors sensed that the hard-charging athletic company may be hitting the wall....

Judge approves Volkswagen's $15B emissions settlement; VW to start buying back cars in Nov...

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:14:45 GMT2016-10-25T15:14:45Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Judge approves Volkswagen's $15B emissions settlement; VW to start buying back cars in Nov. ....

Consumer confidence retreated slightly in October

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:08:04 GMT2016-10-25T15:08:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- American consumers felt less confident this month, but the small retreat came after confidence had risen to a 20-month high in September....

GM reports record 3Q earnings despite slowing US sales

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:43:06 GMT2016-10-25T14:43:06Z

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors doesn't seem too worried about slowing U.S. auto sales or economic troubles in Europe. If third-quarter numbers are any indication, the company has numbers to back that up....

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:00:46 GMT2016-10-25T14:00:46Z

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Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:43:29 GMT2016-10-25T13:43:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):...