Aurora Cannabis, Dillard’s, Applied Materials and more


An employee tends to marijuana plants at the Aurora Cannabis Inc. facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell.

Applied Materials — Shares of the manufacturing company climbed 4% in extended trading after Applied Materials reported second-quarter financial results. The company said it had earnings of 89 cents per share excluding some items on revenue of $3.96 billion. Analysts polled by Refinitiv anticipated earnings of 94 cents per share on revenue of $4.13 billion. 

NortonLifeLock — The cyber-security company’s stock whipsawed in

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Futures open flat after Thursday’s strong gains on Wall Street


A person walks at the Wall Street subway stop in New York City.

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U.S. stock futures were flat on Thursday night following a sharp rally during the regular session as investors awaited several key data sets.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were just below the flatline while S&P 500 futures traded just above breakeven. Nasdaq 100 futures traded 0.1% higher.

The Dow rallied more than 300 points while the S&P 500 gained over 1% on Thursday. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.9%. Gains in bank and energy stocks lifted the major indexes while shares

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New York Gov. Cuomo expands phased reopening to five regions in state, but not NYC


Five regions in New York will be allowed to begin a phased reopening of their economies starting Friday, allowing construction work to resume and retailers to reopen with curbside or in-store pickup, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. 

Cuomo’s March 20 executive order, “New York State on PAUSE,” which closed nonessential businesses and ordered residents to adopt social distancing measures across the state, will expire on Friday. 

The five regions in upstate and central New York have met the seven measures outlined by health officials to begin a phased reopening of local businesses. 

Cuomo announced Monday that three of those areas

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Seven weeks into coronavirus lockdowns, Fed has a new, darker message


(Reuters) – One Thursday morning seven weeks ago, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell made a rare appearance on NBC’s “Today Show” to offer a reassuring message to Americans dealing with economic fallout from measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks to reporters after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in an emergency move designed to shield the world’s largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus, during a news conference in Washington, U.S., March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

There is “nothing fundamentally wrong with our economy,” Powell told viewers, while pointing out

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