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→  August 22, 2012

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK | Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:28pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks slipped on Wednesday as weak export data from Japan and Greece’s meetings this week with European Union officials gave traders a reason to cash in some of their recent gains. Uncertainty lingered over the effectiveness of Greek Prime […]

→  August 10, 2012

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK | Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:21am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Friday after news of a far weaker-than-expected rate of growth in Chinese exports, but the SP 500 remained on track to post its fifth straight week of gains. Trade and new bank lending data in China […]

→  August 6, 2012

By Anna Louie Sussman NEW YORK | Mon Aug 6, 2012 11:36am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks hit a three-month high on Monday as traders remained optimistic that the European Central Bank would follow through on its plan to lower borrowing costs in Spain and Italy. The SP 500 was trading at its highest […]

→  August 2, 2012

By Anna Louie Sussman NEW YORK | Thu Aug 2, 2012 12:03pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Thursday, putting the SP 500 on track for its fourth straight drop, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi disappointed investors hoping for immediate action to contain the euro zone debt crisis. Investors also were […]

→  June 2, 2012

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK | Fri Jun 1, 2012 7:30pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell more than 2 percent on Friday, dragging the Dow into negative territory for the year after a dismal U.S. jobs report added to fears that Europe’s spiraling debt crisis was dragging down the world economy. The SP […]

→  May 23, 2012

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK | Wed May 23, 2012 6:07pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks staged a late-day reversal on Wednesday, rallying into the close in another volatile session as a sharp rise in materials shares boosted the SP 500 and gains in Apple (AAPL.O) helped lift the Nasdaq. The action shortly before […]

→  May 21, 2012

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK | Mon May 21, 2012 4:27pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose more than 1 percent on Monday, with the SP 500 snapping a six-day losing streak in a rebound from equities’ biggest weekly drop in almost six months, but Facebook slumped in its second session after a disappointing […]

→  May 17, 2012

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK | Thu May 17, 2012 5:45pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks hit a four-month low on Thursday as rising Spanish bond yields increased investor anxiety over that country’s banks and another round of weak data undermined hopes for U.S. economic recovery. Growing worries over developments in the euro zone […]

→  May 9, 2012

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK | Wed May 9, 2012 12:42pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rebounded from session lows on Wednesday as optimism grew that Greece was likely to get a bailout payment approved. Stocks had tumbled more than 1 percent earlier in the session, with the SP 500 hitting a two-month low […]

→  April 17, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:32pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow rose on Monday as robust U.S. retail sales data helped large-cap consumer stocks, but a 4 percent slide in Apple hurt the Nasdaq. U.S. retail sales for March shot up 0.8 percent, sharply higher than the forecast, […]