Stories by Dion Rabouin

The S&P 500's Q1 earnings were a pleasant surprise

With 496 S&P 500 companies having reported first quarter earnings, more than three quarters (75.6%) beat expectations, with Q1 earnings now expected to increase 1.6%, data from Lipper shows.

What it means: That's a far cry from the first stage of an earnings recession analysts feared early in the year.

New York's ugly June manufacturing survey

The June reading of the Empire State Manufacturing Index, a regional survey of manufacturing industry business owners by the New York Fed, was quite bad.

Details: The headline reading was -8.6, down from 17.8 the month before, the largest monthly decline ever recorded.

Apple's global smartphone sales take 3rd place

Reproduced from IDC; Table: Axios Visuals