NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes ended mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The Standard& Poor's 500 index slipped less than a point on Friday but still finished with its best weekly gain in a month. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 13.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,279.74.» Read More
*S&P sets new record despite soft data. *Key Europe index closes at 6- year high, buoyed by results. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday as the benchmark S&P 500 retreated after climbing over the 1,900 mark, while an index of European shares ended at a six-year high on solid corporate earnings and bets of more European Central Bank stimulus.
*Libya says reopening western oilfields, but output unchanged. Stocks of U.S. crude oil at Cushing dropped to their lowest levels since 2008 in the week to May 2, and analysts said they expect supplies were drawn down further last week as the United States nears the start of its summer driving season when fuel demand usually rises.
*Dow index climbs to new record despite soft data. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as the benchmark S&P 500 retreated slightly from an intraday record, while an index of European shares ended at a six-year high on solid corporate earnings and expectations of more European Central Bank stimulus.
*Cisco falls 1 percent, weighs on the Nasdaq. Homebuilders' shares gained and the common stock of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac jumped as Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt laid out new policies that could make it easier for many Americans to obtain mortgages.
*Dow index climbs to new record despite soft data. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stocks were mostly flat on Tuesday as the benchmark S&P 500 retreated slightly from an intraday record, while an index of European shares closed at a six-year high on solid corporate earnings and the chance of more European Central Bank stimulus.
"Technically new highs are usually a bullish event, but we're not seeing news to really inspire people, so we're holding in here at these new highs," said Michael O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Connecticut.
*Libya says reopening western oilfields, but output unchanged. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. crude oil futures climbed to two-week highs on Tuesday on expectations for another draw on stocks at contract's delivery point at Cushing, Oklahoma, while Brent edged up as traders doubted that Libyan oil exports would soon rebound.
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*Wall St climbs to new record high despite soft data. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stocks advanced modestly Tuesday, with the benchmark S&P 500 scaling a new intraday high, while a key index of European shares hit a six-year high on robust results and the possibility of further stimulus from the European Central Bank.
*S&P 500 rises above 1,900 for the first time. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 both inching to record levels despite economic data that painted a mixed picture of the economy.
PARIS, May 13- European stocks rose on Tuesday, with a number of benchmarks hitting multi-year highs, boosted by upbeat company results and a report saying Germany's central bank is ready to back new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.
*Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. Biogen Idec jumped 4.8 percent to $300.54 and TripAdvisor Inc rose 5.8 percent to $89.51. Twitter gained 5.9 percent to $33.94 after news reports that brokerage SunTrust raised its rating on the stock to "buy."
*Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. Biogen Idec jumped 4.8 percent to $300.54 and TripAdvisor Inc rose 5.8 percent to $89.51. Now people are trying to pick up bargains, and some of those stocks have been going up, "said Giri Cherukuri, head trader at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.
*Crude oil up on rising Ukraine tensions. NEW YORK, May 12- Global equity markets surged on Monday, with the Dow industrials and S&P 500 hitting record closing highs, as Wall Street advanced in a broad rally spurred Prices of U.S.
*Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. *Ukraine situation remains in focus after referendum. Biogen Idec gained 4.7 percent to $300.12 while TripAdvisor Inc shot up 6.4 percent to $90.02.
*Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. *Ukraine situation remains in focus after referendum. NEW YORK, May 12- U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, with cyclical names driving the Dow to its second all-time high in as many sessions as the S&P 500 moved within striking distance of its own record.
*Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. NEW YORK, May 12- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, putting the S&P 500 within striking distance of record levels, though geopolitical concerns in the Ukraine could cap gains. *In the latest deal news, Hillshire Brands Co agreed to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc for about $6.6 billion.
NEW YORK, May 9- Wall Street's blue chips set a record close in a lackluster session on Friday while the U.S. dollar strengthened against the euro and Japanese yen after the European Central Bank signaled it could deliver fresh monetary stimulus next month.
*Apple reportedly close to deal for Beats Electronics. *Momentum shares like Gilead, Netflix rise. Netflix Inc shares rose 0.9 percent to $324.56 after it increased the price of its most popular video streaming plan by $1 a month.
NEW YORK, May 9- U.S. crude futures were ranged bound on Friday as the market balanced support from a drawdown in domestic crude stockpiles against technical sell points that have kept oil from rallying higher, while Brent was lower as traders awaited developments in the Ukraine crisis.