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On the -- Hi everyone rescue workers continue their search for survivors in the aftermath of a fertilizer plant explosion in west Texas that killed an unknown number of people.
And injured more than 160.
The most recent -- that we have on casualties is anywhere from five to fifteen the police did say they anticipate that number.
We'll likely go up as -- rescue workers continue to search through the rubble last night's blast turned the factory to a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and other buildings.
It sounds mayor says the damage is five miles wide and the US Geological Survey.
Says the explosion and registered a two point one.
On the richter scale investigators say there's no indication -- blast was anything other than an industrial accident but they are treating this scene.
As a crime scene at the moment Connell McShane with how will have more on that story.
Coming up in the meantime let's take a look at jobless claims -- Labor Department reports new jobless claims rose to 352000.
The prior week.
That number from last week tops the 350000.
-- economists were expecting and the prior -- -- results revised up.
Jobless claims have been on a bit of a roller coaster lately they jumped three weeks ago to a four month high then fell back the following week and now.
Up again -- they continue.
Continuing to watch those in the meantime Morgan Stanley's first quarter results topped expectations.
The investment bank says it made an adjusted profit of 61 cents a share four cents above forecasts.
Adjusted revenue of eight and a half billion dollars fell 5% from a year ago but that's still -- the estimate for eight point 35 billion.
The global wealth management group's net revenue was up coming in at three and a half billion dollars compared to 3.3 billion a year ago.
CEO James Gorman says Morgan Stanley demonstrated solid momentum across the firm this quarter.
He -- bar we believe the brought economic outlook for the next several years is stronger than in the recent past.
Shares of Verizon are trading higher in the premarket after the telephone company's first quarter profit beat the estimate driven.
By strength in its wireless business Verizon says it made 68 cents a share topping expectations by two cents.
While revenue climbed 4% from a year ago to 29 point four billion dollars just missing the forecast.
Verizon Wireless also says it that -- 677000.
Retail subscribers in the quarter slightly more than expected.
And it activated four million iphones.
UnitedHealth Group is reporting mixed first quarter earnings as higher medical bills continue to outpace increase revenue.
The health insurer says it -- one dollar sixteen cents a share down 14% from a year ago.
But still topping the estimate by two cents.
Revenue climbed 11% to thirty point three billion dollars coming in just below expectations.
UnitedHealth is the US's biggest managed care company by revenue and the industry's first to report quarterly results.
About thirty minutes away from the opening bell on Wall Street in futures are in the green across the board Dow futures are up 38.
Recipes at -- -- -- half the nasdaq's up almost ten of the let's see what we can expect from the trading day to come from the bullpen early -- on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange hit it well.
Hey good morning -- good Thursday morning everybody above scientists plan there's some of these numbers -- you we've certainly had a slew of earnings that we continue to follow.
We have a dollar here that is -- lower.
We've had extreme volatility this week.
Monday we were down 265.
Points Tuesday we -- and then we were down again yesterday when you have these that big -- then people start to believe that your oversold.
And then they start to -- -- back today -- -- the futures slightly to the upside on a day where.
The job creation numbers those those jobless claims a better way to say it for virtually unchanged Bank of America is flat this morning.
We'll continue to watch apple which broke down below 400 dollars yesterday for the first time.
Since December 2012 -- it's more than 40% off the -- that it set back.
Price target has lowered at BMO JPMorgan did valuation decline could reverse and actually has an overweight target and -- 725.
Price -- -- that rating and target certainly looks -- the people who are hot on apple Carnival Cruise Lines with an up arrow we know that they've been investing in the -- I CSX and the transportation sector -- three comments all positive saying the weakness overreaction selloff by it.
Google resume coverage of the no way to ever court approval numbers will come out today after the -- UPS rated an outperform from the sector perform.
Over at RBC capital they price target is a hundred box.
Up from eighty -- to transportation stocks.
Making news today CSX and UPS -- -- -- -- that will follow clearly but the volatility.
Here on Wall Street is certainly part of a very big story and tomorrow -- want.
-- -- -- All right -- -- called an elitist and a nice feeling appreciated Nicole thanks.
But -- but look at commodities now oil and gold are trading up.
Imus in the morning continues right now on Fox Business.
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