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Earnings ‘beats’ may keep stock rally going

The Dow notched its first
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Roughly 50 companies in the Standard
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Dow futures were trading flat two hours before trading Thursday.

So far in the first quarter
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The pace ofearnings growthpicked up this week. Currently, profits are on pace to grow 4.1%, vs. the same quarter a year ago, up from the 2.2% estimate on April 1.

Still, the current growth
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For those keeping score, analysts expect Kellogg to earn 97 cents a share, MasterCard 72 cents, and ExxonMobil $1.88 per share, says Thomson Reuters.

Wall Street is looking forward to better business conditions and profitability in the days ahead, following a brutal winter that slowed economic growth to 0.1% in the first quarter of 2014, its slowest pace since late 2012.Articles Connexes锛�

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