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The Federal Reserve has more reason than ever to cut a key U.S. lending rate it has kept at just above zero since the depths of the financial crisis.
ADP's private sector payrolls report will be watched Wednesday as the warm-up act for Friday's government jobs report.
Companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Wall Street banks get clarity about a ban on betting with their own money next week when the CFTC meets to vote on the so called Volcker rule.
A strong sell bias continues among company insiders across the market, as stocks breach trough historic levels.
After weeks of marching higher, a bout of stock market selling at the start of what is normally a robust month for stocks has some investors on edge.
Tuesday's midday movers:
WTI crude oil futures surged to a one-month high on expectations for the first decline in weekly U.S. crude supplies in nearly three months.
Kenneth Brody, the co-founder of $8.2 billion hedge fund firm Taconic Capital Advisors, plans to retire in January after nearly 15 years at the firm.
A former Goldman Sachs trader who pleaded guilty to fraudulently building a futures trade should repay $118 million to his former employer, U.S. prosecutors said.
PIMCO's Bill Gross repeated his call that interest rates would remain low for at least two more years.
The rally is still in an uptrend, but it's looking tired. Then again, it's been looking tired for more than a week.
Whether it's experts getting cute or something more scientific, the idea that the S&P 500 will finish 2014 at, 2,014 has gained another convert.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
What is historically one of Wall Street's best months may not live up to that billing this time around.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday:
A study shows half of hedge funds now sell products considered 'long-only' reflecting more conservative investor strategies in the market.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
Black Friday retail sales may have been more sizzle than steak. Traffic was up, but spending was down.
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