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→  October 17, 2012

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK | Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:24am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – SP 500 index futures pointed to a higher stock market open on Wednesday as Bank of America rose after reporting a profit and U.S. housing starts rose to the fastest pace in more than four years last month. But […]

→  October 5, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Fri Oct 5, 2012 4:32pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – The SP 500 broke a four-day string of gains, ending slightly lower on Friday as an unexpected drop in the U.S. unemployment rate was overshadowed by concerns about the coming earnings season, which begins with Alcoa next week. All […]

→  September 14, 2012

By Wanfeng Zhou NEW YORK | Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:41pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks surged to multi-year highs on Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced an aggressive plan to stimulate the economy, encouraging investors to dive back into the market. The Dow and the SP 500 both closed at their highest levels […]

→  September 8, 2012

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK | Fri Sep 7, 2012 7:37pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – At the start of the historically weakest month for equities there are plenty of reasons to believe stocks may be just about reaching a top – at least in the short term. The SP 500 has surged 14 percent […]

→  September 6, 2012

By Wanfeng Zhou NEW YORK | Thu Sep 6, 2012 1:32pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – The SP 500 index leaped to its highest level in more than four years and the Nasdaq jumped 2 percent on Thursday as investors lauded a new bond-buying program in Europe aimed at containing the region’s debt crisis and […]

→  August 31, 2012

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK | Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:27pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank stood ready to act to bolster the economy, although he stopped short of giving a clear signal of additional monetary easing. Trading was initially volatile […]

→  August 28, 2012

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK | Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:15pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks were little changed in light trading on Tuesday as mixed data gave investors little indication whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke might signal more economic stimulus from the Fed when he speaks on Friday. Bernanke is scheduled to […]

→  August 13, 2012

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK | Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:30am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks dipped on Monday after six days of gains for the SP 500 and as data showed Japan’s economy grew much less than expected in the second quarter, a reminder of the headwinds faced by the global economy. Japan’s […]

→  August 9, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Thu Aug 9, 2012 11:47am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks edged slightly higher on Thursday, up for a fifth session, on better-than-expected jobless claims and trade data in the United States and hopes of further stimulus action from China’s central bank. The Nasdaq outperformed the broader market, led […]

→  July 17, 2012

By Richard Hubbard LONDON | Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:14am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – World shares and the euro posted modest gains on Tuesday as investors speculated that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will hint at more monetary stimulus later in the day. Weak U.S. retail sales data and a cut in the International Monetary […]