NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks mostly edged higher on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, while results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory.
WASHINGTON�The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, supporting other signals of an improving labor market.
The U.S. dollar is showing its resilience on Thursday, holding on to a three-week high against a basket of currencies after the Federal Reserve caught the market off-guard with a definite hawkish tone in its policy statement yesterday.
WASHINGTON - Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4%.
... * Q3 operating profit 735 mln eur vs poll 709 mln. * Lowers 2015 operating profit forecast, maintains 2014 target. * Strikes wipe 170 mln eur off 2014 profit.