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Stock index futures sank ahead of the open amid worries over global growth in Europe and China, and continuing concerns about debt troubles in peripheral euro zone countries.
The nation’s biggest banks and mortgage lenders have steadily amassed real estate empires, acquiring a glut of foreclosed homes that threatens to deepen the housing slump and create a further drag on the economic recovery, the New York Times reports.
Upscale British shoemaker and retailer Jimmy Choo was bought by luxury goods group Labelux from TowerBrook Capital Partners LP, the companies said on Sunday.
Given this type of market volatility, conventional wisdom would suggest this isn’t the best environment or time for a commodity company to raise capital through an initial public offering. Glencore though, doesn’t appear unduly concerned about the wild market moves.
Stocks ended the day sharply lower amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and as retailers such as Gap offered a bleak earnings outlook.
Stocks added to losses before the close amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and a weak earnings outlook offered by U.S. retailers.
The Dow fell at the open amid poor earnings outlooks delivered by retailers and in the absence of major economic news.
The $17 a share bid from Liberty Media for Barnes and Noble may not be enough for a market that has sent shares of the bookseller well above it, but it is the only bid that’s emerged for the company since it put itself up for sale nine months ago and perhaps most importantly it includes the participation of Barnes and Noble’s founder and chairman Len Riggio.
Stock futures fell ahead of the open Friday after Thursday's LinkedIn-fueled rise, with no major earnings or data releases on the horizon.
While governments have largely failed to lower debt and the consumer in many parts of the world remains highly leveraged, companies have been leading the way in repairing their balance sheets.
Stocks ended higher despite mostly weak economic news and falling oil prices as LinkedIn became the first major U.S. social networking company to go public in a soaring debut.
Stocks traded modestly higher amid weak economic news, falling oil prices, and a strong debut for LinkedIn's initial public offering.
Stocks turned lower after several surprisingly weak economic reports and despite a strong debut for LinkedIn's initial public offering.
Futures slightly added to gains after news that jobless claims dropped more than expected gave investors some confidence in the economy's health.
Stocks ended near the highs of the session, reversing a three-day losing streak as commodity prices rebounded, and as the Federal Reserve gave no indication in its latest minutes that it plans to tighten monetary policy soon.
Stocks rose in thin trading Wednesday after the release of Federal Reserve policy minutes outlining the central bank's thinking about how to tighten monetary policy when the time comes.
Stocks traded slightly higher, led by energy and materials stocks, ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes this afternoon.
Stock futures signaled a higher open Wednesday after several down days, boosted by some positive earnings reports, and following markets higher in Europe and Asia.
Low levels of leverage, the availability of bank capital and improving business confidence should presage a renewed surge in corporate mergers and acquisitions, according to an equity strategist at HSBC.
Stocks ended mixed and off the lows of the session, amid concerns over the U.S. economic recovery and a weak earnings forecast from Hewlett-Packard.
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