Prudential Financial Inc. reported on Wednesday third-quarter profit of $465 million, or 99 cents per share, compared to $958 million, or $2.04 per share a year ago.
In a rare occurrence, dubbed Dow Trifecta, the Dow industrials closed at a record high on the same day the Dow transports and Dow utilities registered their highest closing levels.
WebMD shares slumped in extended trading Wednesday after the company's quarterly earnings missed estimates.
SolarCity Corp. on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $19.2 million, or 19 cents a share, swinging from a loss of $2.1 million, or 3 cents a share, for the same period a year ago.
Upscale grocer Whole Foods Market, which specializes in organic and natural food products, reported a 5.7 percent rise in quarterly profit as the company gained market share and launched new products.
Symantec Corp. Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $332 million vs. $359 million a year earlier on revenue of $1.62 billion vs. $1.64 billion a year ago.
Taylor Swift's "1989," the strongest pop turn for the longtime country singer, roared to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with the biggest opening week in a dozen years for the declining album sales industry.
Symantec, best known for its Norton antivirus software, reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by higher demand for its cyber security products.
Qualcomm posted slightly higher fiscal 4Q revenue that missed analysts' views as the leading mobile chipmaker focused on growing demand in China for low-cost smartphones.
Independent Sen. Angus King says he will continue caucusing with Democrats, even though Republicans have taken control of the Senate.
President Obama, after his party suffered bruising midterm defeats in races that Republicans deemed a referendum on his policies, vowed anew Wednesday to work across the aisle in his final two years in office – while at the same time, vowing to press ahead with controversial executive action on immigration.
Shares of solar energy companies fell sharply Wednesday, ahead of results from SolarCity Corp. and a day after Republicans captured control of the U.S. Senate in national elections.
U.S. stocks are closing at a record as energy prices rebound and as Republicans gained control of the Senate.
So long midterms, hello 2016. The winners and losers of Tuesday’s midterm elections are already starting to re-frame the conversation about which candidates may be considering a 2016 run for the White House.
Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce 507,000 vehicles a year at its Mississippi plant by 2017, an expansion that would add about 1,000 employees to the current 6,300 workers at the complex.
A major California university hospital is exploring ways to gather and use genetic information gathered from cancer patients, hoping to break new ground in a fledgling field of genomic medicine.