McDonald's shares jumped more than 2 percent Friday after it reported third-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street estimates, fueled by global same-store sales growth.
As a sluggish economy weighs on revenue. General Electric GE -1.43% reported a 6.7 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday, helped by strength in its power and renewable energy businesses.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., October 19, 2016.
Qualcomm Inc. has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for $110 a share in a deal likely to be announced next week, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
STOCKHOLM— Ericsson ERIC -0.56 % AB suffered a third-quarter loss amid a slowing telecom-equipment market and fierce Asian competition, the Swedish company said Friday.