Alcoa beats revenue estimates, sees higher aluminum demand
Alcoa Corp reported higher-than-expected revenue in its first quarterly results after the metals company split into two in November, helped partly by a rise in alumina prices.
Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ.O) reported a lower third-quarter profit on Wednesday, due in part to a drop in trading volumes in U.S. and Nordic equities.
The New York-based exchange operator said it had earned $89 million, or 52 cents per share, down from $109 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier.
(Reporting by John McCrank in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)
TOKYO Japan's exports rose 5.4 percent in December from a year earlier, posting the first gain in 15 months, government data showed on Wednesday, reflecting a pick-up in global demand and effects of a weaker yen.
Aetna and Humana would consider all available options for their proposed $34 billion merger, the two U.S. health insurers said on Tuesday, a day after a court ruled against the deal due to fears it would lower competition.