Global stock markets rose slightly Wednesday, but investors remained cautious ahead of a policy statement from the Federal Reserve that could offer clues on the path of U.S.
Health insurer Anthem Inc (ANTM.N) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong enrollments in its government business, particularly Medicaid.
MasterCard Inc. MA 0.82 % on Wednesday reported in-line adjusted profit for the second quarter, though revenue growth was slightly weaker than Wall Street had expected.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reported a 10% drop in its second-quarter profit but exceeded analyst expectations as currency fluctuations dragged down financial performance.
Barclays Plc's investment bank posted a 35 percent increase in profit as costs fell and the division is scaled back. That also meant missing out on a rebound in mergers and equities trading that benefited competitors.