GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Tel Aviv to push ceasefire talks. Full Article
LONDON - European equities edged higher in early trade on Wednesday, extending gains from Tuesday after a batch of positive earnings and U.S. economic data briefly calmed worries over stretched valuations and the pace of economic recovery.
- Whirlpool Corp on Wednesday reported a lower quarterly profit as sales fell in every region except North America. The company also cut its full-year earnings outlook, citing expenses from two pending acquisitions.
ZURICH - Syngenta AG , the world's largest maker of crop chemicals, reaffirmed its full-year sales target on Wednesday, despite prolonged cold weather hurting North American sales in the first half.
Deutsche Bank is under fire from U.S. regulators for poor financial reporting. It revamped strategy, but making investors believe culture has changed will take much longer, says Breakingviews.