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U.S. Markets Overview

  • A trader with Livermore Trading Group Inc., works at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.

    Stocks kicked off the week with sharp losses, with all three major averages posting their worst one-day performance this year, amid renewed worries over Europe and as investors took a breather after the Dow topped 14,000 for the first time since October 2007 last week.

  • Stocks Set Five Year High After US Payrolls Data Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    Investors welcomed news that the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs last month, sending the Dow above 14,000 for the first time since 2007.

  • US Stocks Seen Higher Ahead of Jobs Report Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 8:49 AM ET

    U.S. stock market index futures rose after the government reported that nonfarm payrolls rose 157,000 for the first month of 2013.

  • Stocks Fall In Wake of US Data, Earnings Disappointment Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:01 PM ET

    Stocks fell, as a batch of disappointing corporate earnings and a rise in first time jobless claims eventually overtook investors' impulse to buy.

  • Futures Hold Lower On Mixed Economic News Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday, as shares in Asia and Europe took a breather from recent rallies after fourth quarter U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) data disappointed.

  • Stocks Waver as Market Digests US GDP Surprise Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks were muted on Wednesday, with investors jolted by news that the U.S. economy shrank in the fourth quarter.

  • Futures Lose Gains on GDP Surprise Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday, with eyes on the Federal Reserve’s first policy statement of 2013.

  • Stocks Finish Higher; Dow Nears 14,000 Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:06 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher on Tuesday as the Dow marched toward the 14,000 level and investors looked ahead to Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy announcement. A gain in the energy sector following strong earnings from refiner Valero and big gains in the pharma sector after Pfizer's solid earnings report supported stocks.

  • US Stocks Seen Lower as Fed Eyed Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, with investors cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve’s announcement on monetary policy on Wednesday.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Apple, Caterpillar Surge 2% Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    Wall Street closed mixed on Monday, as stocks struggled to extend the January rally for another session. Apple led tech stocks higher with a 2 percent rebound while Caterpillar gave support to blue chips following its earnings report.

  • Stocks closed higher Friday, with the S&P 500 ending above 1,500 and logging its longest winning streak since November 2004, boosted by a batch of upbeat earnings. All three major averages turned in their fourth-consecutive weekly gain.

  • Futures Gain After Upbeat Earnings; PG Climbs Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its seventh-straight rally, following a batch up upbeat earnings reports and ahead of a key housing report.

  • The S&P 500 closed higher for the seventh-consecutive session Thursday after crossing above the 1,500 level for the first time since December 2007, but Apple ended near session lows, putting a damper on the tech-heavy Nasdaq.

  • U.S. stock index futures continued to trade mixed Thursday despite a better-than-expected jobless claims report, as disappointing Apple earnings weighed on technology stocks.

  • Stocks Post 4-Day Gain, S&P Ends Near 1500; Techs Jump Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 5:08 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher Wednesday, with the S&P 500 within striking distance of the 1,500 level and the Dow Jones closing at its best level in five years, lifted by a batch of stronger-than-expected earnings.

  • Futures Trade Flat, but Techs Edge Higher Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were flat Wednesday as investors digested a batch of corporate earnings results and following the recent rally that took major averages to their best levels in more than five years.

  • Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 adding to their recent multi-year gains, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings and amid hope for a deal on the debt ceiling.

  • Futures Narrowly Mixed Ahead of Earnings; TRV Jumps Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were flat Tuesday, after major averages hit multi-year highs last Friday, as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of several major earnings reports.

  • Dow, S&P Close at 5-Year Highs; Vix Plunges Near 12 Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 turned decisively higher in the final minutes of trading to close at their best level since December 2007 and all three major averages turned in their third-straight weekly gain.

  • Futures Narrowly Mixed Amid Earnings Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 9:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed as investors digested a batch of corporate earnings.

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