AP - Stocks finished an erratic session mixed Tuesday as higher commodity prices lifted energy and materials shares. Major stock indexes had their third straight advance, reaching new 13-month highs, but there were more declining shares than advancers on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market. Stocks had zigzagged for much of the day on mixed news from retailers and industrial production.
AP - Jacobs Engineering Inc. shares were one of the biggest percentage decliners on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday after the company said its backlog was shrinking and issued profit guidance for fiscal 2010 that was short of analysts' expectations.
Reuters - Toronto's main stock index was higher after a mildly lower start to the session on Tuesday as an early rally in some energy players like Suncor Energy more than offset a drag in gold-mining shares.
Reuters - Canada's main stock market index may open lower on Tuesday, giving back some of the gains notched in a triple-digit advance in the previous session, as weaker gold and energy prices weigh on the resource-heavy bourse.
Reuters - New York Stock Exchange member firms earned a record $35.7 billion for their broker-dealer operations in the first six months of this year, which is 1-1/2 times above the previous high-water mark set in 2000, the state comptroller said in a report on Tuesday.
Reuters - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower opening on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.27 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.18 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.25 percent.