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FedEx Corp. affirmed on Friday its full-year, fiscal 2015 earnings outlook, on the heels of fellow package delivery company United Parcel Service's warning of disappointing holiday-quarter results.
Shares of some top aerospace companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Boeing fell $.44 or .3 percent, to $135.20.
Shares of some top autos companies are up at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. rose $.02 or .1 percent, to $15.05.
Shares of some top drug benefits companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CVSCaremark rose $.45 or .4 percent, to $100.73.
Shares of some top silver companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.01 or .4 percent, to $3.50.
Shares of some top consumer companies are down at 10 a.m.: Clorox fell $1.32 or 1.2 percent, to $108.79.
Shares of some top supermarkets companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kroger rose $.56 or .8 percent, to $68.26.
Shares of some top internet companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Amazon rose $1.57 or .5 percent, to $311.89.
In-flight shopping magazine SkyMall parent Xhibit Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, the company said in a regulatory filing on Friday.
A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers.
The National Association of Realtors reports sales of existing single-family homes rose slightly in December, but still came in lower than Wall Street expectations. A hopeful sign the housing market recovery looks to pick up pace this year.
Sales of existing homes rose 2.4% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million, the National Association of Realtors reported Friday.
The world's largest burger chain continued to battle a decline in sales during the fourth quarter.
The flash reading of the Markit manufacturing purchasing managers index edged lower in January to a 53.7 from 53.9 in December, to mark the lowest reading in 12 months.
Goodyear is recalling about 48,500 SUV tires after finding small cracks in the tread during endurance testing.
Shares of Sabre Corp. edged up 0.2% in morning trade Friday, after the company agreed to sell its Travelocity business to fellow online travel services provider Expedia Inc. for $280 million in cash.
U.S. stocks opened slightly lower Friday, but the S&P 500 and Dow remained on track for solid weekly gains in the wake of Thursday's fresh stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.
The euro plunged below $1.12 for the first time in more than 11 years on Friday, a day after the European Central Bank said it would pump over a trillion euros into the euro zone economy, and two days before a national election in Greece.
The ECB will provide a massive tailwind for European markets over the next few weeks and perhaps months as participants grow cozy with its mandate.
Ford Motor Co said a charge related to its Venezuelan operations would reduce fourth-quarter profit attributable to the company by about $700 million, net of deferred tax benefits.