Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 24 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points. Investors’ appetite for emerging market risk appear to outweigh escalating tensions in the Ukraine and tempered expectations of a new bond-buying program by the European Central Bank. Speculation that China could be readying new stimulus measures has helped pushed emerging markets to a 6-month high, largely ignoring geopolitical events in the Ukraine. The International Monetary Fund forecast that the global recovery would strengthen this year and in 2015 as output from developing nations pick up. Alcoa reported first quarter earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday and the Aluminum maker beat analysts’ expectations.
Entrepreneurs Marco Koster, director of Steboma B.V. and Hans Wijgers, director of JWK Vaassen B.V sound the gong accompanied by Roland Starmans on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ben van de Vrie, Head of Marketing for Business Clients ING Netherlands, and Michaël van Straalen, chairman of MKB-Netherlands.
The Week of the Entrepreneur is already for 17 years the entrepreneurs event in the Netherlands. For this occasion, the opening ceremony moves to the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht.
Entrepreneurs Ferry de Kok, CEO Pruko B.V., and Kelly Maynard, director marketing & sales Polygon, sound the gong.
The program from 8 to 10 April consists of plenary...
America SCORES Executive Director Holly O’Donnell rang The Closing Bell®, joined by the organization’s management and supporters, in celebration of the 8th Annual America SCORES Poetry SLAM, held last evening at the NYSE.
About America SCORES
America SCORES, a national nonprofit that serves 8,000 students at over 175 public schools in fourteen major cities, inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.
A national nonprofit, America SCORES serves 8,000 students at over 175 public...
Benchmark US stock indices finished higher amid choppy uneventful trading. The markets snapped a three day losing streak as investors shrugged off resurging geopolitical concerns surrounding Ukraine and muted economic data around the globe. On the S&P 500, Utilities and Energy led gains, while Telecomm and Healthcare were the only groups lower. Gold and Oil surged amid a sharp drop in the dollar.
Earnings season unofficially kicks off this afternoon with Alcoa (NYSE:AA) reporting after the close. S&P 500 companies' first-quarter earnings are projected to have increased just 1% from a year ago, which is down sharply from the start of the year, when profit growth was estimated at 6.5%.
In US economic news, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said its small business optimism index jumped 2.0 points to 93.4 to nearly reverse a 2.7 point downswing in February. The March gain is led by expectations for...
Midland, Texas-based Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CWEI), an independent energy company, led by Chairman & CEO, Clayton W. Williams, Jr. and members of the company’s leadership team, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Opening Bell®.
About Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)
Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas primarily in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. At December 31, 2013, our estimated proved reserves were 70.0 MMBOE, of which 55% were proved developed. Our...