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HCA Holdings Boosts 2014 Outlook As Q2 Results Top Estimates

Hospital operator HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA: Quote) reported Tuesday a profit for the second quarter that increased from last year, reflecting improved revenues. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts’ expectations. The …

Paccar Q2 Profit Rises, Beats View

Truck maker Paccar Inc. (PCAR: Quote) on Tuesday reported a 9.5 percent increase in profit for the second quarter from last year, reflecting stronger industry truck sales in North America. Earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts’ estimates by…

International Paper Q2 Adj. Profit Tops View, But Revenues Miss

Paper and packaging company International Paper Co. (IP: Quote) reported Tuesday a profit for the second quarter that declined from last year, hurt by significant charges and a revenue decline. However, operating earnings per share topped analysts’ ex…

Crude Oil Ends Flat On Geopolitical Tensions

U.S. crude oil ended a tad higher on Friday, after some upbeat data with some better than expected orders for durable goods from the U.S., with investors continued focus on the developments in the Middle East and Ukraine.
Investors continued to monito…

Gold Rebounds To Ends Higher, But Sheds 0.5% For Week

Gold futures snapped a three-day loss to end higher on Friday, tracking some largely declining global equity markets with investors seeking the precious metal’s safe haven appeal, even as the situation in Ukraine continued to escalate.
Although weak g…