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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

    Earnings, Healthcare Help Lift Wall Street

     
    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq on track for a sixth straight day, buoyed by a host of solid earnings reports along with strength in the healthcare sector.
    Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) surged […]

  • Magic Turnaround On Wall Street

    Magic Turnaround On Wall Street

    April 15 – Summary: Stocks beat back declines to finish higher in another choppy session with help from Coke, J&J earnings; Yahoo beats after the bell, but Intel results mixed; Twitter flies against troubled time for tech. Conway G. Gittens […]

  • Wall Street Ends Up After Citi Results, Retail Sales

    Wall Street Ends Up After Citi Results, Retail Sales

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday as Citigroup’s earnings and strong retail sales gave investors reasons to buy equities despite a resurgence of geopolitical uncertainties.
    Equities opened higher as strong results from Citigroup and bullish retail sales data […]

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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

    Nasdaq Drops 3 percent, Worst Day Since November 2011

    NEW YORK – The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years on Thursday after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) and TripAdvisor (TRIP.O), increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.
     
    The Nasdaq […]

  • The curve of the German share price index DAX board is pictured at the Frankfurt stock exchange March 28, 2014.      REUTERS/Remote/Stringer     (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)

    World Stocks Slip From Six-Year High; Euro Yields Fall

    LONDON – World stocks slipped from last week’s six-year high on Monday on concerns about technology shares, while speculation the European Central Bank will ease policy further pushed down European bond yields.
    The Nasdaq suffered its biggest decline since February on Friday […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New York April 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

    S&P 500 Ends At Another Record; Data Puts Jobs In Focus

    NEW YORK  – The S&P 500 closed at another record high on Wednesday as signs of steady private-sector hiring suggested that the economy was slowly building momentum after a winter-related pullback.
    That also put more focus on Friday’s government jobs data, which […]

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  • Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen talks at a news conference

    World Markets Steady After Fed Policy Questions

    LONDON – World markets steadied on Friday after a volatile run driven by speculation over shifts in U.S. monetary policy, with stocks up slightly, Bunds flat and the euro at a two-week low against the dollar.
    But the U.S. Federal Reserve’s […]

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen answers a question at a news conference following the March 2014 Federal Open Market Committee meeting, while at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, March 19, 2014.       REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

    Fed May Raise Rates As Soon As Next Spring, Yellen Suggests

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Reserve will probably end its massive bond-buying program this fall, and could start raising interest rates around six months later, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, in a comment which sent stocks and bonds […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

    S&P 500 Ends At Another Record After Strong Jobs Data

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record after more jobs than expected were created in February and January’s figure was revised higher.
    The S&P 500 ended at a record closing […]

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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange March 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

    S&P 500 Ends At Record On Jobless Data; Payrolls Eyed

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 closing at yet another record on better-than-expected jobless claims data and the European Central Bank’s move to keep rates unchanged.
    But the overall sentiment was cautious ahead of Friday’s […]

  • S&P 500 Flies To Record As Ukraine Tensions Ease

    S&P 500 Flies To Record As Ukraine Tensions Ease

    Mar 4 – Summary: Wall St advances in biggest move of the year in a sign of investor relief over easing tensions between Russia and Ukraine; Dish, Disney in landmark deal; Obama delivers $3.9 trillion budget. Conway G. Gittens reports. 

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange March 3, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

    Wall Street Sells Off As Ukraine-Russia Tension Rises

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday alongside other risky assets globally as tensions in Ukraine and Russia escalated after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.
    News that Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday […]

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  • VIDEO: Wall Street Eyes Netflix Over Comcast Deal

    VIDEO: Wall Street Eyes Netflix Over Comcast Deal

    Analysts show caution over Netflix Comcast deal. Plus, SolarCity Corp. announces earnings today and more stocks to watch. Photo: Getty.

  • Traders stand on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

    Wall Street Mixed, With Fed Minutes On Tap

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks were mixed on Wednesday amid caution ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting, and as investors brushed off weak housing data.
    The Dow Jones industrial average index rebounded after […]

  • Wall Street Bounces Back With Best Day Of 2014

    Wall Street Bounces Back With Best Day Of 2014

    Feb. 6 – Summary: Wall Street had its strongest one day rally of the year as a drop in jobless claims and Disney’s results a day earlier boosted confidence ahead of Friday’s key jobs data. LinkedIn’s guidance disappoints. Conway G. […]

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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The U.S. stock market is edging lower in early trading after a modest recovery the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    U.S. Stocks Down Slightly In Afternoon Trading

    U.S. stocks were mixed Wednesday afternoon as a survey on hiring did little to ease uncertainty over the health of the economy.
    The market was recovering from earlier declines that pulled down consumer products, transportation and technology companies, and effectively wiped […]

  • VIDEO: Wednesday, Feb. 5: Stocks to Watch

    VIDEO: Wednesday, Feb. 5: Stocks to Watch

    WSJ’s Polya Lesova discusses the key stocks to watch for today including Google, CVS and Time Warner, Inc. Photo: AP.

  • Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing various stock prices, which are reflected in a polished stone surface, outside a brokerage in Tokyo January 24, 2014. Asian shares lurched to a 4-1/2 month low on Friday, extending the previous day's weakness as disappointing Chinese manufacturing data raised concerns over the economy, and emerging and commodity currencies took a beating. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS)

    Shares Steadier As Emerging Market Sell-Off Eases

    LONDON  – World shares steadied after falling to a near four-month low on Tuesday as a bounce in battered emerging market currencies and a positive start for Wall Street helped lift some of the recent gloom.
    A weaker-than-expected report on U.S. […]

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  • A zoomed image of a computer screen showing the Amazon logo is seen in Vienna in this November 26, 2012, file photo. Amazon.com Inc reported a second-quarter net loss and issued cautious third-quarter forecasts on July 25, 2013, pressuring shares of the world's largest Internet retailer. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/Files (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

    Amazon Warns Of Possible First-Quarter Loss, Stock Falls

    SEATTLE  – Amazon.com Inc missed Wall Street’s profit estimates for the crucial holiday period and cautioned investors about a possible operating loss this quarter, pushing its shares down more than 4 percent on Thursday.
    The world’s largest Internet retailer, which has spent […]

  • Specialist Vincent Surace works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Global Markets Hit By Fears Of Growth Slowdown

    Fear is back in the market.
    Investors are worried about slower economic growth in China, a gloomier outlook for U.S. corporate profits and an end to easy-money policies in the United States and Europe. They’re also fretting over country-specific troubles around […]

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, a trader wears glasses celebrating the new year while working on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stock futures are under pressure Jan. 2, 2014,  after markets in 2013 saw their biggest gains in nearly two decades. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    U.S. Stocks Fall On First Day Of 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market got 2014 off to a weak start Thursday. Major indexes fell after ending last year at record levels. Trading has been quiet this week with many investors on vacation.
    KEEPING SCORE: The Dow […]

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  • VIDEO: U.S. Stock Futures Point to Higher Open

    VIDEO: U.S. Stock Futures Point to Higher Open

    Victor Reklaitis takes a look at the markets, including three stocks to watch today. Photo: Getty Images.

  • Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Chairman and co-founder Jack Dorsey, and co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, front row left to right, applaud as they watch the the New York Stock Exchange opening bell rung, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.  If Twitter's bankers and executives were hoping for a surge on the day of the stock's public debut, they got it. The stock opened at $45.10 a share on its first day of trading, 73 percent above its initial offering price.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    TWITTER IPO LIVE: Twitter Soars On First Trade Day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter had a strong public stock debut Thursday in the most highly anticipated initial public offering since Facebook’s last year.
    Twitter’s stock opened at $45.10, or 73 percent above its $26 IPO price, and kept most of […]

  • S&P 500 At Record High, Jobs Data Supports Easy Money Policy

    S&P 500 At Record High, Jobs Data Supports Easy Money Policy

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 at a record intraday high, after weaker-than-expected job creation last month strengthened expectations the Federal Reserve will stimulate the economy into next year.
    Many economists think the Fed will […]

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  • The logo of the New York Stock Exchange is pictured in this "zoom effect" photo from the floor of the exchange in New York, October 14, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

    Wall Street Nearly Flat On Lackluster Earnings

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks ended little changed on Monday as lackluster earnings reports from McDonald’s and others fed concerns that equities were overpriced after the S&P index’s run to record highs last week.
    Investors also showed a reluctance to make aggressive bets […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    S&P Breaks Record, Google’s Stock Tops $1,000 On Earnings

    NEW YORK  – The S&P 500 closed at a record high for the second straight day on Friday to cap its biggest weekly gain in three months as stronger-than-expected earnings from Google, Morgan Stanley and others overshadowed worry that earnings growth was […]

  • Trader Gordon Charlop, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. An eleventh hour agreement that averted a U.S. government debt default boosted Asian stock markets Thursday Oct. 17, 2013. European markets, which rallied the day before in anticipation of a deal, were down.  (AP

    Stocks Lower On Weak Corporate Earnings

    NEW YORK  — Weak earnings from IBM and other major U.S. companies are dragging the stock market lower in early trading.
    Interest rates on short-term U.S. government debt declined as investors were relieved that Washington averted a potential default.
    IBM, UnitedHealth and […]

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  • raders speak on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the market open in New York, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

    Wall Street Ends Lower, Futures Fall After Fitch Rating Move

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks fell in a volatile session on Tuesday as the impasse over the debt ceiling in Washington continued with no sign of progress toward a resolution.
    After the market closed, futures indicated continued pressure after Fitch Ratings placed the United […]

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) just after the opening bell, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

    Default Concerns Grow As Debt Deadline Looms

    NEW YORK – U.S. stock index futures sank on Monday after weekend talks between Republicans and Democrats failed to conclude an agreement to reopen the federal government and raise the limit on federal borrowing authority, which will be reached in three days.
    The […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the opening bell in New York October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees L

    Wall Street Jumps On Signs Of Progress In Washington Talks

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks rallied strongly at the open on Thursday, with each of the major indexes climbing more than 1 percent, as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in fiscal negotiations in Washington.
    According to a Republican leadership […]

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  • Stocks Fall As Investors Wait On Washington

    Stocks Fall As Investors Wait On Washington

    NEW YORK  — The stock market’s slow bleed got a little worse Tuesday.
    The decline is the result of squabbling in Washington over raising the nation’s debt limit and a government shutdown that has dragged on for more than a week. […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Falls As No Progress Seen To Resolve Shutdown

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks fell on Monday, extending two weeks of losses, as a lack of progress in ending the partial U.S. government shutdown or the debt-ceiling standoff kept investors nervous.
    The S&P 500 ended near its lows of the […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Rebounds As Government Shutdown Seen Short-Lived

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks kicked off a new month and a new quarter with gains on Tuesday as investors, for now, appeared confident that the first partial government shutdown in nearly two decades would be short-lived.

    After declining seven out […]

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  • The morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Stocks Sink As Government Heads Toward Shutdown

    NEW YORK  — Stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to something far worse for the economy- a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.
    The Dow fell 91 points, or 0.6 percent, […]

  • Stocks Drop As Investors Fret Over Budget Fight

    Stocks Drop As Investors Fret Over Budget Fight

    Washington’s budget fight jolted investors on Friday, reminding them that the next few weeks could bring a lot of uncertainty. Wall Street hates uncertainty.
    Stocks fell in an afternoon sell-off that wiped out most of the gains from a rally earlier […]

  • Stocks, Bonds Rise Sharply As Fed Keeps Stimulus

    Stocks, Bonds Rise Sharply As Fed Keeps Stimulus

    NEW YORK — The stock market hit a record high Wednesday after the Federal Reserve’s surprise decision to keep its economic stimulus in place.
    Bond yields fell sharply and the price of gold jumped as traders anticipated that the Fed’s decision […]

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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Climbs, Lifted By China Data, Waning Syria Fears

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks advanced at the open on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a sixth day of gains, following further upbeat economic data from China and as an alternative solution emerged to a possible Western military strike […]

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening of markets in New York, September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    Wall Street Ends Nearly Flat; Syria Concern Lingers

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks closed little changed in choppy trade on Friday after labor market data was weaker than expected and concern remained about possible military action by the West against Syria.
    Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones […]

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, trader Todd Ingrilli, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures were mixed, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in very light trading amid a flurry of reports on jobs, retail sales and the industrial and services sectors. The numbers that roll out Thursday and Friday may determine if or how much the U.S. Federal Reserve pulls back on the asset purchases that have kept international markets flush with cash. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks Edge Higher After Encouraging Employment Reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher Thursday after a pair of reports provided more evidence that the U.S. is maintaining a slow but steady economic recovery.
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week and is near the […]

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