NEW YORK, Sept 19- Stock markets around the world rose on Friday after Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom and removed an element of uncertainty for equity markets, which were on track for a week of strong gains. Investors were also eagerly awaiting the initial public offering of Alibaba Group, slated to debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.» Read More
NEW YORK— The stock market is down slightly in early trading after its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard& Poor's 500 index eased two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,983 shortly after U.S. markets opened Monday. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent last week, snapping five straight weeks of gains.
NEW YORK— Office Depot is leaving the New York Stock Exchange to list its stock on the Nasdaq. Office Depot's Chief Financial Officer Stephen Hare said Nasdaq is providing "cost effective access to a portfolio of tools and services to reach investors." Office Depot Inc., based in Boca Raton, Florida, has more than 2,000 stores around the world.
Brent crude oil fell to its lowest in more than two years, below $97 per barrel, weighed by a strong U.S. dollar and data showing China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August.
Sept 15- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp struck its biggest deal on Monday, acquiring healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion to beef up its slowing healthcare business. Shares of the company, which is buying TriZetto from London- based private equity firm Apax Partners LLP, rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trading.
NEW YORK— Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. "Reading the tea leaves, it seems that investors are trying to position themselves for a more aggressive Fed," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank.
NEW YORK— The stock market logged its first weekly loss since early August on Friday after a report showed that retail sales in August rose more than economists had forecast. That reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve could start hiking interest rates sooner than expected. Dividend-rich utility stocks and energy stocks led the losses.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks fell on Friday as energy shares extended their recent slide, while rising bond yields drove down high-dividend paying shares. Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp retreated 1.3 percent on the day, while ConocoPhillips fell 1.2 percent.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Alliance Data Systems Corp., up $5.04 to $257.91. The manager of retailers' credit card and loyalty programs is buying digital marketer Conversant Inc. for about $2.3 billion.
NEW YORK— The Standard& Poor's 500 index is ending with its first weekly loss since early August. Dividend-rich utility stocks led the losses, and the index slipped 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,985 Friday. Its previous down week ended August 1, when the S&P 500 fell 2.75 percent.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with major indexes on track to snap five-week winning streaks, as energy shares again led the market down. Exxon Mobil fell 1.2 percent to $95.85 while Chevron Corp was down 0.9 percent at $122.67.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower in afternoon trading on Friday, with energy shares extending recent losses after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp was down 1.1 percent and ConocoPhillips was down 1.2 percent.
Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $101.66 with 60,867,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 1 percent to $25.16 with 31,665,700 shares traded. eBay Inc. rose 3.0 percent to $52.19 with 42,136,100 shares traded.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell 1.0 percent to $34.50 with 19,988,500 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $16.72 with 20,034,400 shares traded.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower at midday on Friday, with energy shares extending recent losses after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips each lost 1 percent.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are falling at midday as declines in utility companies weigh on the market. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped below 17,000. It fell 53 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,994 as of noon Eastern time Friday.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower on Friday, with energy again leading the market down after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp fell 0.9 percent to $96.12 on Friday while ConocoPhillips was down 0.9 percent to $78.67.
*Scots vote, Ukraine tension bog down global stock prices. Nervousness about a Scottish vote next week on a split from the United Kingdom and tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine also weighed on stocks and other riskier investments, analysts said.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in July.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Friday as the latest economic data gave investors few reasons to buy with indexes still hovering near record levels. The day's losses continued a recent trend of being shallow but broad, with nine of the ten primary S&P 500 sectors down on the day.
NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are opening slightly lower as the market's sluggish September continues. The Dow Jones industrial average eased 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,021 as of 9:34 a.m. Eastern time Friday.