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Harley-Davidson Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday but cut its full-year forecast for motorcycle shipments, citing weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales and a delay in getting its newest bike into dealer showrooms.
The blue-chip beverage giant slumped in pre-market trading after posting a one-cent EPS beat, but a miss on the top line.
Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's largest defense supplier, reported a 3.5 percent rise in quarterly profit and raised its 2014 earnings forecast.
Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, reported quarterly revenue that fell below analysts' estimates, mainly due to higher-than-expected video subscriber losses.
U.S. stock-index futures indicated a higher open ahead of inflation, housing data, following a slew of quarterly earnings reports before the bell.
Credit Suisse said on Tuesday it was winding down its commodities trading to focus its resources on more profitable areas of its business.
Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated.
Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found that needles had been reused.
The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy.
United Technologies revealed second-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations on both the top and bottom lines.
The Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices in June.
The largest U.S. wireless telecoms firm posted a 6% rise in quarterly revenue as its postpaid wireless subscriber additions rose 53%.
CIT Group Inc. said Tuesday it plans to purchase IMB Holdco LLC, the parent company of privately owned OneWest Bank, for $3.4 billion in cash and stock.
CIT Group is buying regional bank OneWest Bank in a $3.4 billion cash-and-stock deal.
European markets pushed higher Tuesday, riding a lift from oil stocks and a handful of banks.
The National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales in June.
China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason.
European Union foreign ministers are gathering in Brussels on Tuesday for a Foreign Affair Council meeting to discuss further sanctions on Russia following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 last week.
Here are the closing levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.8% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 1.7% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.5% ; Taipei (Taiex) up 0.6% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.