*Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.» Read More
*Fed buys $1.02 billion bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. The data showed that growth is recovering from weather-related weakness, said Ian Lyngen, an interest rate strategist at CRT Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 21.50 cents higher at 6.8175 a bushel; May corn was 8.25 cents higher at 5.0675 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at 4.0350 a bushel; while May soybeans was unchanged at 14.63 a bushel.
*Ukraine's ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite earlier. LONDON, April 14- Global equities rose on Monday on robust U.S. retail sales data, rebounding from last week's steep decline, while the euro fell, prompted by the European Central Bank's strongest signal yet that it would ease policy to cool the single currency.
NEW YORK— Stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by a pickup in retail sales last month. Citigroup rose 4 percent after reporting first-quarter earnings that were better than analysts were expecting. The Commerce Department reported that retail sales rose 1.1 percent in March, the best showing since September 2012.
*Fed to buy $900 million to $1.15 billion bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. The data showed that growth is recovering from weather-related weakness, said Ian Lyngen, an interest rate strategist at CRT Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Monday, following a sharp selloff last session, with earnings results from Citigroup and retail sales data lifting sentiment while traders kept tabs on the possible escalation of hostilities in Ukraine.
The price of crude oil was volatile around $104 a barrel on Monday amid escalating tensions in Ukraine. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 11 cents to $103.63 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
NEW YORK, April 13- The wrenching selloff in U.S. high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback when earnings pick up speed this week.
NEW YORK— Is the selling over or has it just begun? That's the question investors are asking after the biggest weekly drop in the Standard and Poor's 500 index since January. "The market has been trying to come back, but each time the selling just picks up," said Quincy Krosby, a market strategist at Prudential.
Benchmark crude for May delivery rose 34 cents Friday to close at $103.74 in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international crude, fell 13 cents to close at $107.33. Brent rose only 61 cents over the week on lower demand for crude in Europe and South Korea, according to energy analyst Jim Ritterbusch.
Traders are worried that the tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine will lead to disruptions in shipments of palladium from Russia, a major producer of the metal. Gold for June delivery fell $1.50 to $1,319 an ounce. Soybeans fell 19 cents to $14.63 per bushel, corn fell three cents to $4.99 a bushel and wheat fell two cents to $6.60 a bushel.
*Techs lead equities lower in renewed Wall Street sell-off. *Thursday's sharp sell-off on Wall Street takes global toll. NEW YORK, April 11- Global equity markets fell on Friday as fears on Wall Street about over-stretched stock valuations spread to Asia and Europe, pushing investors to the safety of bonds.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. JPMorgan Chase& Co., down $2.10 to $55.30. The Gap Inc., down 89 cents to $38.40.
NEW YORK— Technology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies. JPMorgan Chase fell 4 percent after reporting weaker earnings. Other big banks also fell, including Bank of America.
NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. The sell-off in global equities persisted in the wake of disappointing quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase& Co., the biggest U.S. bank. "This equity market meltdown has brought a' fear' bid into bonds," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.
SAN FRANCISCO— The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers. Stung by the abrupt change in sentiment, the stocks of recent stars such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are 20 percent to 45 percent below their recent peaks. The S&P 500 is 4 percent off its recent high on April 2.
Global equities fell to two-week lows, triggered by selling on Wall Street on Thursday. Wall Street stocks continued their decline on Friday, spurring a broad risk-averse environment that led to selloffs in higher-yielding and emerging market currencies.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 2 percent to $35.20 with 34,303,500 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. fell 1.3 percent to $12.54 with 44,879,300 shares traded.
Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 8 percent to $22.46 with 47,023,900 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $58.53 with 85,527,500 shares traded. Gilead Sciences Inc. rose. 8 percent to $66.03 with 35,640,900 shares traded.
DETROIT— Shares of General Motors Co. sank to a 10- month low Friday amid continuing fallout from a mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars. The stock fell $1.37, or 4.1 percent, to close at $31.93, with most of the decline in the middle of the afternoon.