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U.S. stocks rose at the open Wednesday, helped by Dow components McDonald's and Coca-Cola posting adjusted quarterly profit that topped expectations.
Oil prices broke hard after the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen ended its "Operation Decisive Storm" in favor of what they are calling "Operation Renewal of Hope" that will focus on trying to find a political solution to the threat from Yemen.
The European Union has started legislative work that would allow individual nations to ban the imports of genetically modified crops even if approved by the food safety authority of the 28-nation bloc.
Frontier Communications says it plans to add as many as 350 new jobs over the next three years at its suburban Rochester call center.
GoDaddy announced plans to acquire Marchex's entire domain portfolio business of 200,000 domain names for $28.1 million in cash.
Microsoft has bolstered the security features of its commercial Office 365 products with more powerful encryption capabilities.
A British futures trader accused by U.S. authorities of an illegal role in the Wall Street "flash crash" that briefly wiped out nearly $1 trillion in market value five years ago, told a London court on Wednesday he opposed being extradited to the United States.
The Swiss franc weakened against the euro and the U.S. dollar Wednesday after the Swiss National Bank eliminated exemptions from the country's negative interest rates for public accounts, including the central bank's pension fund.
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. beat first quarter earnings expectations Wednesday.
Watchmaker Timex says it's time to close its museum in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX) on Wednesday reported a loss of $70.3 million in its first quarter.
McDonald's Corp. (MCD) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $811.5 million.
Fast food behemoth McDonald's Corp. reported a first-quarter net profit that fell to $811.5 million, or 84 cents a share, from $1.2 billion, or $1.21 a share, in the year-earlier period.
A U.K. trader is contesting extradition to the United States to face charges of being a key figure in bringing about the 2010 "flash crash" — when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points in five minutes.
The world's biggest burger chain reported an 11% fall in revenue as it fights to recover from food scandals in China and Japan and faces tough competition at home.
The British day trader accused of order manipulation believed to have caused the 2010 "flash crash" has said he will resist extradition to the U.S., media reports said Wednesday.
Coca-Cola Co. (KO) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.56 billion.
Boeing Co. (BA) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.34 billion.
St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $262 million.
Concerns over a shortage of pork drove shares of Chipotle lower before the opening bell Wednesday.