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.» Read More
NEW YORK, March 20- U.S. Treasuries prices were roughly unchanged on Thursday a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spooked traders by signaling the U.S. central bank's policy-makers may start raising interest rates sooner than expected.
Wall Street opened lower but reversed course after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index rose far more than expected in March, rebounding after a contraction in February.
*Ukraine in view as Russia seizes naval bases. *Lennar Corp, Jabil Circuit both rise after results. NEW YORK, March 20- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly lower open on Thursday as investors continued to digest comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who raised the specter of an earlier-than-expected rate hike.
*Asian share markets follow Wall St into the red. SYDNEY, March 20- The U.S. dollar was hanging onto hefty gains in Asia on Thursday as investors wrestled with the risk that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner and faster than previously thought, slugging stock and bond prices.
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"Results are running light, and negative announcements have been off the hook," one analyst said amid a spate of disappointing reports.
E-Trade's system crashed Wednesday, leaving furious clients unable to execute trades just ahead of a market-moving indicator.
Ford said it expects lower pretax profit in 2014, and that targets for global automotive operating margin are at risk.
Investors are fleeing the U.S. municipal bond market as it shrank to $3.6 trillion in the third quarter of 2013, the smallest since the end of 2009.
Sears Holdings said Friday that it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's shareholders.
The S&P 500 is on track to reach 2,000, but the start of Fed tapering could provoke a fall of 10 percent or more, warned a senior investment analyst.
Wall Street's bulls may be partying hard on the prospect of a Washington debt deal, but the actual vote is likely to trigger a "sell the news" letdown.
JC Penney shares tumbled to their lowest in nearly 13 years after a Goldman Sachs report projected slow sales and liquidity trouble.
Twenty-two investment firms will pay more than $14.4 million in sanctions to settle SEC charges of illegal short-selling practices.
The financial sector stands within a whisker of recapturing the mantle as the $17 trillion U.S. stock market's heaviest hitter.
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