Top Story

Fri 3:53 pm

Wall Street fell as weak earnings nudge down energy producers; Exxon, Chevron drop

Wall Street was trading lower today as a drop in energy companies' stocks overpowered expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve may delay an interest-rate hike this year following weak wage data. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) fell 0.2 percent to 2,104.14 at 3:39 p.m. in New York. The 30-company Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) dropped 0.3 percent to  17,688.30, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) was flat at 5,129.29. 

Breaking News

Friday, July 31, 3:40 pm

Expedia reports five times higher earnongs in the second quarter

Shares of Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) have been flying today, reaching a five year high of just a fraction of a cent below US$120/share. The US online travel company, one of the pioneers of the secto...


4:00 am

Proactive oil & gas highlights - Dragon Oil, Premier Oil, Hurricane Energy, Shell, Centrica, SSE

ENOC extends Dragon deadline, Premier happy with first half, whilst Shell and British Gas cull jobs


  • TSX advances for 4th day as gold rebounds

    Canadian shares climbed for a fourth session, as miners rallied with the price of bullion. The Standard & Poor’s/TSX Composite Index (TSE:OSPTX) rose 0.7 percent to 14,478.70 at 12:49 p.m. in Toronto. Two shares advanced for every issue that declined as half of the ten share groups were in the positive territory.

  • NewLink Genetics and Merck vaccine shown to be 100% effective against Ebola

    The VSV-EBOV vaccine was first developed by Canada’s Public Health Agency and licensed by NewLink, which then signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Merck to develop the vaccine candidate.  

  • Deer Horn’s first Bodhi Natural Market location enjoying good start

    Speaking with Lance Sutherland, president of Bodhi Natural Market, and Graham Clarke, the store’s lead purchasing manager, one gains an appreciation for the effort and expertise that goes into making an everyday shopping experience efficient and pleasurable.

  • Facebook Q2 revenue beats, but profit drops 9% on increased spending

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the world's largest social network, reported second-quarter revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 percent as it sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future growth. Shares fell in morning trading. Net income fell to $715 million, or $0.25 per share, in the April-to-June quarter, from $788 million, or $0.30 per share, a year earlier.

  • Gold resource corporation finds 8.54 g/t gold intercept over 3.87 meters at Alta Gracia property

    By 2016, Gold Resource expects to be ready to mine, truck and process Alta Gracia mineralized material when it expects to secure all relevant community agreements and permits

  • Wall Street to open lower after GDP data; Facebook, P&G decline

    U.S. stock-index futures retreated as economic growth reinforced a case for higher interest rates, and earnings from Facebook and Procter & Gamble disappointed. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 8 points, or 0.1 percent to 17,673, while those for the S&P 500 index fell 0.1 percent to 2,100. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index rose 0.1 percent to 4,569.25.

Archived Top Stories ►
  • Energy Fuels emerging as the major US uranium player

    Curtis Moore, vice president of Energy Fuels (TSE:EFR) (NYSE:UUUU), says the company is emerging as the major uranium producer in the United...
    View full size
  • Gold facing ‘perfect storm’ says CMC Markets’ Cieszynski

    Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, explains why he believes gold is facing a perfect storm in the current environment,...
    View full size
  • VolitionRX seeks to revolutionise cancer diagnosis Share

    New York-listed VolitionRx aims to revolutionise cancer screening, and its chief executive Cameron Reynolds explains to Proactive Investors...
    View full size
  • Greencastle Resources CEO outlines royalty strategy

    Tony Roodenburg, chief executive of Greencastle Resources (CVE:VGN), discusses the company’s strategy with Proactive Investors and explains...
    View full size
  • PDAC 2015 presentations: Endeavour Silver

    Terry Chandler, vice president of corporate development at Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK, TSE:EDR), explains his plans for the company at the...
    View full size
  • PDAC 2015 presentations: Arian Silver

    Jim Williams, chief executive of Arian Silver (LON:AGQ, CVE:AGQ), talks investors through the strategy at the PDAC Power Breakfast 2015.
    View full size
  • PDAC 2015 presentations: Largo Resources

    Mark Brennan, president, chief executive and director of Largo Resources (CVE:LGO), presents to investors at the PDAC Power Breakfast 2015.
    View full size
  • Canadian Overseas Petroleum CFO on ‘significant’ tie-up with Shoreline Energy

    Christopher McLean, the chief financial officer of Canadian Overseas Petroleum (LON:COPL), explains the benefits of teaming up with Shoreline...
    View full size
  • Mandalay Resources unveils positive Q4 figures

    Record production in its fourth quarter helped gold and silver miner Mandalay Resources (TSE:MND) lift fourth quarter profits despite weak...
    View full size
  • ANGLE CEO: Fully funded for Parsortix ovarian cancer care, new partnership with MD Anderson

    Andrew Newland, the chief executive of ANGLE plc (LON:AGL) spoke about the need for speed to progress the firm’s plans to revolutionise...
    View full size
  • Rathdowney Resources is the Next Zinc Producer in Europe

    Interview with Chairman & Director David Copeland
    View full size
  • Rathdowney Resources is Moving Straight Forward for the Permitting of the Olza Deposit

    Interview with President & CEO Robert Konski - Commodity TV
    View full size