Disney Profit Up 24% as Movie Studio Results Improve
Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) fiscal third-quarter earnings rose a better-than-expected 24% as the company continued to see stronger profits from its media networks and theme parks divisions, and as the superhero action film "The Avengers" boosted studio-enertainment results.
Peru's Banks Tighten Filters for Credit-Card Approvals
LIMA, Peru--Peruvian banks are tightening the approval process for credit cards as second-quarter financial results show a steady increase in past-due loan ratios.
ADR Report: Shares End Higher as Energy Companies Gain
Shares of international companies trading in New York closed higher Tuesday, helped by a strong performance for the energy sector.
Brazil's Petrobras CEO: Return of Ethanol to Resolve Gasoline Imports
Brazilian state-run oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR, PETR4.BR), or Petrobras, expects a recovery in the country's sugarcane ethanol production in the next two years to "resolve" its need for gasoline imports, Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Foster said Tuesday.
Capital Goods Sector Wrap
On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.5%, the Capital Goods sector (XLI) showed little change.
Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Wrap
The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 0.5%.
Energy Sector Wrap
The Energy sector (XLE) held steady during a trading day that saw the S&P 500 grow 0.5%.
GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day
TOP STORIES: SURVEY: USDA Seen Cutting Corn Output Forecast 15% on Drought CHICAGO--The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday is likely to cut its production forecast for the country's drought-stricken corn crop by 15.4%, according to a Dow Jones Newswires poll of analysts.
Services Sector Wrap
The Services sector (IYC) held steady during a trading day that saw the S&P 500 grow 0.5%.
Consumer Cyclical Sector Wrap
The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 0.5%.