Big gains for Facebook, Verizon Communications and other companies reporting healthier-than-expected results nudged U.S. stock indexes a bit further into record territory on Thursday.
Fiat Chrysler's profit margins in North America hit a new record on demand for lucrative trucks and SUVs.
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Dunkin' Donuts says customer traffic to its U.S. stores slowed during the second quarter, and that it expects to add fewer new locations this year than previously expected.
UPS is reporting second-quarter net income of $1.38 billion.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $202.1 million.
The next-generation Ram pickup truck will make its debut in January at the Detroit auto show, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed.
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca says second-quarter revenue fell amid declining sales of blockbuster drugs Crestor and Seroquel XR, which lost patent protection in the United States last year.
The New York Times Co. (NYT) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $15.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Altria is reporting second-quarter earnings of $1.99 billion.
Comcast is reporting second-quarter net income of $2.51 billion.
Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $139 million.
Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday, supported by strong corporate earnings and the Federal Reserve's decision to pause its slow-moving campaign to raise interest rates.
Twitter Inc. (TWTR) on Thursday reported a loss of $116.5 million in its second quarter.
Volkswagen has reported higher profits for the first half of the year as the company benefited from increased sales in the growing European economy.
Nissan posted a bigger-than-expected drop in its first-quarter operating profit.
MasterCard Inc. (MA) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $1.18 billion.
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $548 million.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $916 million.
ConocoPhillips (COP) on Thursday reported a loss of $3.44 billion in its second quarter.