The S&P 500 and the Dow were higher in late morning trading on Thursday as a rise in oil boosted energy shares, but gains on Nasdaq were limited as Tesla (TSLA.
A fuel cell used to capture and sequester carbon emissions, at the headquarters of FuelCell Energy in Danbury, Conn. Credit Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times.
Stocks on Thursday followed crude oil higher as both a massive Canadian wildfire and fighting in Libya threatened to disrupt output.
For years, consumers wanting to open a credit card or use almost any kind of financial product have often had to give up their right to sue the company - usually as a condition of doing business.
Merck MRK -1.68 % & Co. posted a revenue decline as generic competition and currency fluctuations hurt its results. Merck said it expects 2016 adjusted earnings per share of between $3.65 and $3.77, compared with its previous projection of $3.60 to $3.75.