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→  June 23, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:34pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks ended higher on Friday, led by gains in bank shares, as the SP 500 index bounced back from its second-worst decline of the year. The gains were not enough to push stocks into positive territory for the week, […]

→  June 15, 2012

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK | Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:47pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rallied on Friday to close a second straight week of gains on hopes of collective action from global central banks if Sunday’s election in Greece triggers market turmoil. The news helped offset the latest round of weak U.S. […]

→  May 12, 2012

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK | Fri May 11, 2012 9:38pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – More volatility could be in store for stocks next week as investors grapple with less certainty about the economic outlook and a new blow to the financial sector after JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM.N) trading loss. Europe is expected to keep […]

→  May 11, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Fri May 11, 2012 5:09pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shares of U.S. banks slumped on Friday after JPMorgan said it lost billions of dollars on bad trades, but the overall market ended only modestly lower, thanks to gains in technology shares. JPMorgan Chase Co (JPM.N), the largest U.S. […]

→  April 25, 2012

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK | Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:07pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and the SP 500 rose on Tuesday after strong earnings and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M Co (MMM.N), but Apple’s slide ahead of its results drove the Nasdaq down. Shares of Apple Inc (AAPL.O), however, […]

→  April 21, 2012

By Rodrigo Campos and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK | Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:58pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – After a strong first quarter, Wall Street has gotten a case of the jitters. A spike in bond yields has brought Europe’s debt crisis back to the forefront. U.S. economic figures point to steady-but-uninspired growth, and […]

→  April 12, 2012

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK | Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:33pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – An encouraging start to earnings season helped stocks rebound on Wednesday from five days of losses that pushed the SP 500 below a key technical level. Equities cut gains late in the session after the Federal Reserve said rising […]

→  April 7, 2012

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK | Fri Apr 6, 2012 10:10am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Since October, estimates for first-quarter earnings growth have tumbled while the SP 500 has surged. With the earnings season starting next week, the outlook is not as sunny as in previous quarters. Investors will assess whether slower growth is […]

→  March 31, 2012

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK | Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:22pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – After the best first quarter in 14 years, the SP 500 may be poised for a pullback as investors look to a slew of economic data for insight on the strength of the domestic economy. The Dow .DJI and […]

→  March 28, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:39pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected data on durable goods orders and a drop in oil prices prompted selling in energy and materials shares. The SP energy sector index .GSPE was off 1.7 percent and the materials sector index […]