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Stocks bounced back Thursday after a drop in the previous session as the latest batch of earnings reports beat expectations.
Stocks look set for a small rebound from the previous session's sharp declines Thursday, with stock index futures rising and European markets higher.
Global stocks were mostly higher on Thursday but the dollar hovered near a 10-month high versus the euro as investors remain concerned about the stability of the euro zone on the back of ongoing Greek troubles and a downgrade of Portuguese debt.
Stocks snapped a two-day winning streak Wednesday as a downgrade on Portugal's credit rating sent the dollar higher and stocks and commodities lower.
Stocks fell Wednesday as a downgrade on Portugal's credit rating sent the dollar higher and stocks and commodities lower.
Stocks remained lower Wednesday after a disappointing new-home sales report, but didn't add much to its losses. Stocks started the day lower after Portugal's credit rating was downgraded, accelerating jitters about European debt problems.
U.S. stock index futures drifted ahead of the open Wednesday, taking a pause after the major indexes secured strong gains at the close Tuesday, on the back of better-than-expected existing-home sales data.
Banks and other private lenders are about to lose a $70 billion-a-year student loan business, part of a massive overhaul of college assistance programs that has received an unexpected boost from President Barack Obama's health care success.
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Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
The Dutch economic affairs minister has accused the U.S. government of being the most important hindrance to global trade talks, the so-called Doha round of negotiations which have dragged on for almost a decade.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher Tuesday following a positive close on Wall Street Monday as investors looked toward key housing data to gauge the strength of the sector.
Stocks ended higher Monday, led by health care, as passage of the health-care bill lifted uncertainty surrounding the legislation that was hanging over the market. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
Stocks bounced back from a lower open Monday as all the uncertainty surrounding the health bill lifted after the House approved it. Merck and Pfizer remained at the front of the Dow pack. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.
Global stocks were lower on Monday as the passage of President Obama's health care reform by the House of Representatives weighed on pharmaceutical stocks, as well as investors worrying over Greece's future as European Union leaders meet.
U.S. stock index futures fell Monday as Wall Street focused on the health care reform following the passage of the historic health care bill by the House of Representatives late Sunday night.
Stocks snapped an eight-day winning streak Friday, but still managed to finish up more than 1 percent for the week. Telecoms and industrials were the week's best performers, while energy and materials were the worst.