LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Business) -- The S&P 500 eked out a small gain to set another record high Monday as investors assessed third-quarter earnings news.
Earnings will hold investors' attention this week as major U.S. companies including McDonald's, Boeing and Procter & Gamble report their results.
Rising profits have been one of the key supports for this year's rally in stocks.
Streaming service Netflix posts huge earnings
The online movie and TV streaming service said net income quadrupled to $32 million, or 52 cents a share. That beat analyst expectations for 48 cents a share.
Netflix also ended September with more than 31 million U.S. subscribers that eclipses the estimated 29 million subscribers that HBO is believed to have in the country.
September jobs report set to be released
Investors today also watching the government's monthly jobs report for September, it's set to be released later this morning.
The report is typically released on the first Friday of every month but was delayed because of the government shutdown.
Economists expect that the economy added 180,000 jobs in September. But we'll get the official numbers in about 45 minutes.
Serco looking to hire 600 to 800 workers
A company in northwest Arkansas that's helping process applications under the new federal health care overhaul is looking to hire up to 800 people.
Serco Inc. opening a job fair yesterday that will run through Friday in Rogers.
The company plans to hire between 600 and 800 workers who are needed for data entry and clerical work.
Serco has a contract with the government to process data under the health care overhaul.
UAMS announces $1 million donation
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced a $1 million donation from an anonymous donor yesterday.
UAMS said the money will go to further cancer research and honor a longtime physician at its Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
The money will establish the Laura F. Hutchins, Distinguished Chair for the Division of Hematology/Oncology.
The chairholder, to be named later, will use interest generated by the money to fund research, teaching or service activities.