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  • Futures Hold Losses After Economic Reports Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 8:34 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their losses Thursday, following the jobless claims and GDP data and amid skepticism that European leaders would overcome their differences to form a solution to tackle the ongoing debt crisis.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Energy; FB Slips Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher in relatively thin trading Wednesday, led by the energy sector and following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports, but investors remained cautious ahead of the two-day EU summit later this week.

  • Futures Turn Mixed Ahead of EU Summit Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 8:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures briefly edged higher Wednesday following a better-than-expected durable goods orders report, but quickly erased gains to turn mixed again as investors remained cautious ahead of another EU summit later this week.

  • Last Call: The Dow Has a Case of the Mondays Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:41 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    The Dow drops again to start the week; Lennar to in talks to talk $1.7 billion in loans from China; Facebook COO to join the board; Microsoft buys Yammer and Moody’s downgrades 28 Spanish Banks.

  • Energy Saps Market; Banks Off, Wal-Mart Up Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    Wall Street suffered through another rough day Monday, with stocks dropping more than 1 percent on worries over the effect the European debt crisis would have on the global economy.

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev Is Looking to Find Its Beach Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Beach

    Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev and Mexico-based Grupo Modelo have confirmed they are in talks to sell the remainder of Modelo to Anheuser-Busch InBev, which already owns a non-controlling 50-percent stake in Modelo. Both sides say although discussions are taking place, a deal — with an expected price tag of $12 billion — is not certain.

  • Shares to Open Lower as Spain Asks For Bailout Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Monday tracking European shares after Spain officially asked its euro zone partners for financial aid to shore up its beleaguered banking system.

  • Stocks Up for Day After Volatile Week Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 4:05 PM ET
    Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Friday, with stocks set to stage a rebound after falling on Thursday's weak economic data.

  • Ratings Downgrade Cuts Deeply at Morgan Stanley Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    As Moody’s Investors Service prepared to cut the ratings of some of the world’s biggest financial firms on Thursday, Morgan Stanley’s chief executive, James P. Gorman, was in St. Petersburg, Russia., the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Set to Rise; Banks Up After Downgrade Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Friday, with stocks set to stage a rebound after falling on Thursday's weak economic data.

  • Stocks Close Near Lows; All S&P Sectors Lose Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    Stocks traded mostly higher at the open Thursday, with traders shrugging off a fresh batch of economic reports and a rising dollar as Europe's debt woes continued to intensify.

  • Futures Shrug Off Weak Jobs Picture, Stay Flat Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced an extension of the bank’s asset swap program known as “Operation Twist”, but stopped short of announcing another round of quantitative easing.

  • Stocks Close Mixed After Fed Extends 'Twist' Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:56 PM ET

    Stocks wobbled out of the gate Wednesday, with traders hesitant to make any strong commitments head of the afternoon Federal Reserve policy decision.

  • Futures Edge Up Ahead of Fed 'Twist' Call Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 8:11 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors turned their attention away from the G20 Summit and the euro zone crisis and concentrated instead on domestic concerns.

  • Prostate Cancer Takeout Targets Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 11:06 AM ET
    Medivation

    The takeout speculation that has ignited a small recovery rally in Dendreon is empty talk; instead investors interested in the lucrative prostate cancer drug market should look to Medivation as a more attractive acquisition target, says a Jefferies analyst in a research note Tuesday.

  • Hong Kong Exchange Defends $2.2 Billion Price for LME Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKex) has defended its purchase price of $2.18 billion for the London Metal Exchange, after some analysts voiced concerns about the amount it was paying.

  • Stocks End Up 1% on Stimulus Hopes; FB Soars Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks closed at session highs Friday, lifted by reports that central banks are prepared to provide liquidity after Sunday's Greek elections and amid growing hopes for action from the Fed in light of some recent disappointing economic data.

  • Futures Off Highs After Manufacturing Report Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 8:34 AM ET

    U.S. stock index came off their highs Friday following the New York Fed's "Empire State" manufacturing data, but still held gains following reports major central banks were ready to provide further monetary stimulus measures following Greece's elections over the weekend.

  • Stocks End Higher on Central Bank Action Report Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher after a wild final hour of trading Thursday following a report that central banks are preparing coordinated action to provide liquidity after the Greek election.

  • Quest Software Bid May Signal Growing M&A Appetite Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    The software sector is rife with speculation that technology giants looking to diversify from PC and hardware sales will buy software specialists like Quest Software and BMC Software as merger and acquisition activity heats up in the sector.

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