NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday for a fourth session while Treasury yields rose as traders were cautious ahead of jobs data later in the week that could determine whether the Federal Reserve will cut its stimulus soon.» Read More
NEW YORK, Sept 3- Oil and gold rallied sharply on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers' support for action against Syria raised worries about the stability of Middle East oil supplies and boosted the potential for hedging with safe-haven markets. Copper closed up as robust U.S. and Chinese economic data offset the effects of a firmer dollar..
Republicans in Congress back Syria strike. *Microsoft, Verizon weigh on blue chips after deals.
*U.S. stocks trim gains; Microsoft slumps after Nokia deal. Wall Street stocks rallied at the opening after President Barack Obama said over the weekend that he would seek approval from Congress for a Syria strike, delaying the threat to Middle East stability and oil supplies.
NEW YORK, Sept 3- U.S. stocks closed modestly higher on Tuesday as a rally faded after top Republicans voiced support for U.S. President Barack Obama' s call for military strikes against Syria. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 22.74 points, or 0.63 percent, at 3,612.61.
NEW YORK, Sept 3- World stock markets were up slightly on Tuesday but cut gains after U.S. congressional leaders voiced support for military intervention in Syria, while bond yields rose and the dollar gained on strong U.S. data.
*Obama to seek congressional authorization for Syria action. Both John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Eric Cantor, the House Republican majority leader, pledged support for military action in Syria after a meeting on Tuesday at the White House.
*U.S. stocks pare gains; Microsoft slumps after Nokia deal. President Barack Obama said over the weekend that he would seek Congressional approval for a Syria strike, delaying the threat to Middle East stability and oil supplies, but comments from Republican House Speaker John Boehner expressing support for action caused equities to pare gains.
*U.S. stocks open higher; Nokia soars on Microsoft deal. President Barack Obama' s plan to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria was expected to delay any strike for at least several days, while the dollar hit its highest in over a month against the euro and yen.
*Worries over strike against Syria ease, pare safe-haven bids. President Barack Obama said he would ask for congressional backing for a military strike against Syria. Traders had braced for a U.S.-led strike against Syria this weekend following chemical weapons attacks that U.S. officials say killed 1,429 civilians.
NEW YORK, Sept 3- U.S. stocks rose at the open on Tuesday after U.S. President Barack Obama opted to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria, a move that was likely to delay any strike for at least several days.
*Verizon falls in premarket, agrees to deal with Vodafone. *Nokia ADRs soar in premarket on deal with Microsoft. President Barack Obama opted to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria, a move that was likely to delay any strike.
*Platinum, natgas and cocoa among other outperformers. NEW YORK, Aug 30- Oil and gold prices fell again on Friday after Britain refused to back a U.S.-led military strike on Syria, but both markets ended August sharply higher after rallying with other commodities in recent weeks.
*Uncertainty over possible strike on Syria makes for thin volume. NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks fell in a thinly traded session on Friday as the S&P 500 index recorded its steepest decline since May 2012 and investors avoided making large bets before a long weekend with the situation about Syria still uncertain.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks fell in a thinly traded session on Friday, with the S&P 500 index recording its steepest monthly drop since May 2012 as investors held off making large bets before a long weekend with the situation in Syria still uncertain. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 30.87 points, or 0.21 percent, at 14,810.08.
Treasury prices rose on Friday after Secretary of State John Kerry made a televised address making it clear that the United States will punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical weapons attack on civilians.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks extended losses on Friday as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. is not alone in its will to act following the Syrian chemical weapons attack. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 37.11 points, or 1.03 percent, at 3,583.19.
*U.S. shares fall as Syria attack likelihood fades. Federal Reserve's stimulus program, and as the chances weakened of an imminent Western military strike against Syria. You are getting a lot of push-pull from the Syria thing- will they, won't they- and then the data, "said John Canally, investment strategist and economist for LPL Financial in Boston."
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, with the S&P500 index likely to end August with its worst monthly showing in over a year as the threat of an imminent Western military strike on Syria faded slightly.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. benchmark stock indexes were little changed at the open and the dollar eased back from the session high as soft U.S. economic data reduced anticipation for Federal Reserve plans to cut its stimulus program in the days ahead, while expectations of an imminent U.S.-led strike against Syria ebbed.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Friday as the likelihood of an impending Western military strike on Syria appeared to lessen and personal income data for July came in soft. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 1.49 points, or 0.01 percent, at 14,842.44. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.37 points, or 0.01 percent, at 3,620.67.