U.S. Markets Overview


  • Futures Flat as Earnings Season Kicks In Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were largely unchanged Friday, a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at all-time highs, despite upbeat earnings reports from banking giants Wells Fargo and JPMorgan.

  • Stocks roared higher to finish near their best levels Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at record highs, boosted by dovish comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Bernanke Bump Sends Stocks to Record Highs Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    Dovish words from Ben Bernanke triggered a global rally that took U.S. stocks to new closing highs and sent the dollar into its worst two-day decline in four years.

  • Microsoft Unveils Shake-Up; 'Office' Chief Exits Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft announced a long-awaited restructuring on Thursday, organizing itself around key areas designed to make the company more competitive.

  • Liberty's John Malone Calls for Cable Consolidation Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    John Malone
  • Futures Sharply Higher on Bernanke Comments Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher Thursday, with major averages set to open at all-time highs, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke emphasized the central bank intends to keep its stimulus measures for the foreseeable future.

  • Stocks Close Flat, Dow Snaps 4-Day Win Streak Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Wednesday as investors largely shrugged off the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting that showed policymakers wanted further evidence of a sustainable jobs recovery before scaling back its bond purchases.

  • Judge Says Apple Conspired to Raise Prices on E-Books Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    The Barnes & Noble Nook, left, and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

    In a major ruling on e-commerce, a federal judge decides that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, and says a trial for damages will follow. Apple vows to appeal.

  • Futures Struggle for Direction Ahead of Fed Minutes Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures hovered around the flatline Wednesday, ahead of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its latest policy meeting as investors will watch for hints as to when the central bank will pare back its bond-buying program.

  • Stocks logged their fourth-straight session in positive territory Tuesday, with the S&P 500 about 1 percent below its all-time closing high of 1,669.16, lifted by a positive start to second-quarter earnings season.

  • Regulators Push for Tighter Rule in Bank Borrowing Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    The FDIC, OCC and the Fed jointly proposed new rules on bank borrowing that could hamper lending. The new rules will make the biggest banks fund 5 percent of their assets.

  • NYSE Euronext to Take Over Rate at Center of Scandal Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 9:20 AM ET

    NYSE Euronext has been chosen to run Libor, the benchmark interest rate that has been at the center of a global rigging scandal.

  • Futures Tick Higher; Alcoa Gains After Earnings Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher Tuesday, with major averages looking to post their fourth-straight session higher, as upbeat results from Alcoa lifted optimism over the second quarter earnings season.

  • Stocks Post 3-Day Win Streak; INTC Slumps Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks ended in positive territory for the third-straight session Monday, as investors geared up for the start of the second quarter earnings season, but technology shares declined, weighing on the Nasdaq.

  • Futures Higher Ahead of Earnings Season Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures climbed Monday, with the S&P on track for its third day higher, ahead of Dow component Alcoa's earnings report, which marks the unofficial start of second quarter earnings season.

  • Stocks Surge 1% After Jobs Data; Dow Above 15,000 Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks jumped in a choppy trading session Friday, after a strong jobs report indicating an improving U.S. economy offset worries about a sooner-than-expected end to Federal Reserve bond buying.

  • Good News on Jobs Can Be Bad for Stocks Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    Market anticipation showed strong gains for the Dow when June payrolls came in, but they were constrained by a jump in bond yields.

  • US Stock Futures Come Off Highs After Jobs Report Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open after a better-than-expected June jobs report, but futures pulled back from their best levels as bond yields surged.

  • Stocks Close Higher on Tech Strength Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher on Wednesday, reversing earlier losses, as investors brushed off ongoing turmoil in Egypt and political uncertain in Portugal and squared positions ahead of the holiday Thursday and jobs report due out Friday morning.

  • US Stocks Pare Losses After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday, but pared losses after a stronger-than-expected ADP jobs report and after the number of Americans filing for jobless claims fell for a second week.

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