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→  November 8, 2012

NEW YORK | Thu Nov 8, 2012 4:18pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Thursday and the market could be in line for more weakness as worries about Washington’s ability to find a timely solution to the “fiscal cliff” dominate investor thinking in coming weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was down […]

→  November 7, 2012

NEW YORK | Wed Nov 7, 2012 4:13pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, with the Dow losing more than 300 points and all major indexes dropping more than 2 percent in the wake of the presidential election as the looming congressional debate over avoiding the fiscal cliff and Europe’s economic […]

→  November 6, 2012

NEW YORK | Tue Nov 6, 2012 4:13pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks climbed on Tuesday as voters go to the polls to choose the next president and as investors looked forward to a resolution of the drawn-out race for the White House. The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was up 133.24 points, or […]

→  November 5, 2012

NEW YORK | Mon Nov 5, 2012 4:06pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose modestly on Monday in one of the year’s quietest sessions ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 19.28 points, or 0.15 percent, to end unofficially at 13,112.44. The […]

→  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 […]

→  October 2, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Tue Oct 2, 2012 4:35pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street ended little changed in a volatile session on Tuesday as uncertainty over when Spain might apply for a bailout shackled a market struggling to build on gains that took the SP 500 to its highest in nearly […]

→  October 1, 2012

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK | Mon Oct 1, 2012 10:26am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose at the start of the last quarter on Monday on a surprise expansion in the U.S. manufacturing sector last month and bets central banks will continue to support markets. The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, […]

→  September 12, 2012

By Wanfeng Zhou NEW YORK | Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:57pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow industrials closed at the highest level in nearly five years on Tuesday in a lightly traded session before key decisions in Germany and the United States that could give markets a further boost. Energy, industrial and financial […]

→  September 7, 2012

By Wanfeng Zhou NEW YORK | Fri Sep 7, 2012 1:35pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Disappointing jobs growth was not enough to knock the benchmark SP 500 off a four-year high on Friday, as the poor figures boosted optimism that the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy next week. The nonfarm payrolls […]

→  August 23, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:54pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Thursday as expectations for swift stimulus action from the Federal Reserve faded and Chinese and euro zone data pointed to stalling global growth. A 6.6 percent slump in Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.N) shares weighed on the technology sector, […]