Simon Property Group Inc., the largest U.S. mall owner, on Friday reported a 22-percent jump in second-quarter funds from operations and increased its full-year forecast as rising employment helps lure shoppers.
Sales at Dow AgroSciences LLC fell in the second quarter due to lower demand in the Americas and a stronger U.S. dollar. Dow's profits, however, rose 8 percent due to cost-cutting and the sale of one product line.
Shares of Eli Lilly and Co. stagnated in Wednesday morning trading as investors and patients wished that the effects of solanezumab were more pronounced. Rival Biogen offered muddy results from its own Alzheimer's drug.