Concerns over Greece and whether Athens will be able to avoid a debt default are again weighing on the euro, pushing the common currency down against the US dollar for a second consecutive trading session.
Net income of $1.03B vs. $1.44B in the same quarter a year ago. Excluding pension costs and other items, operating earnings were $1.34 a share, down from $1.58 per share, the prior year.
New York - Wall Street ended sharply higher on Monday after China moved to stimulate its slowing economy while investors bought up technology stocks on cautious optimism on upcoming earnings reports.
(RTTNews.com) - Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open higher on Tuesday, extending the rally into session.
... * Quarterly operating profit up 15 pct at 1.06 bln euros. * Excluding currency effect, operating profit drops 2 pct. * Reiterates 2015 operating profit of 5.6-5.9 bln euros.