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U.S. Markets Overview

  • Futures Tick Higher Ahead of Cyprus Vote Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    Stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as investors tried to shake off worries over Cyprus and following a better-than-expected housing starts report.

  • Cypriots protest outside the parliament building in Nicosia.

    Stocks closed in the red Monday, with the S&P 500 moving further away from its all-time high, amid worries over the bailout news in Cyprus and over fears the euro zone's bigger troubled economies such as Spain and Italy may follow suit.

  • Futures Sharply Lower Amid Fears Over Cyprus Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    U.S. stock market futures were heavily pressured across the board Monday as global markets reeled from a euro zone decision to force bank depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a bailout.

  • Stocks finished in negative territory Friday, with the Dow snapping a 10-day win streak and the S&P 500 ending shy of its record closing level, following a disappointing consumer sentiment report and as investors started to question whether the recent rally has run out of steam.

  • Futures Remain Flat After Economic Data Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures remained largely unchanged following the latest round of economic reports, with the S&P 500 within 2 points of hitting its all-time closing high.

  • Stocks closed near session highs Thursday, with the Dow logging its first 10th-straight winning streak since 1996 and the S&P 500 within a hair's breadth of its all-time closing high, lifted by a better-than-expected jobless claims report.

  • Futures Add to Gains After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:46 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures added to gains Thursday, as investors cheered a better-than-expected weekly jobless claims report.

  • Stocks eked out a small gain in tight trading Wednesday, with the Dow logging its first ninth-consecutive winning streak since November 1996 and the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time closing high.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Retail Sales Report Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    Stock index futures erased their early losses to turn higher Wednesday as investors cheered an upbeat retail sales report that showed the biggest gain since last September.

  • The Dow eked out a gain for the eighth-consecutive session to post another closing high at 14,450.06 Tuesday. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 snapped a seven-day winning streak, dragged by financials and techs, logging its first drop in the month of March.

  • Futures Slip After Dow, S&P Log 7-Day Win Streak Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower Tuesday as investors looked to take a breather following a seven-day win streak on the Dow and S&P 500.

  • Stocks finished near session highs Monday, with the Dow posting another record closing high and the S&P 500 within 1 percent of its 2007 peak, as investors shrugged off earlier worries over disappointing economic data from China and weakness in Europe.

  • Futures Trade Flat After Record Gains Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled for direction Monday, following the Dow's rally to a record high, amid disappointing economic data from China and ongoing negotiations on the U.S. budget.

  • Stocks finished higher across the board Friday with the Dow setting a new record high and all three major averages up more than 2 percent for the week, boosted by a stronger-than-expected monthly government payrolls number.

  • Futures Rally After Robust Nonfarm Payrolls Report Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures added to gains Friday following a stronger-than-expected monthly government payrolls number, putting the Dow on track for another record high.

  • Stocks finished higher Thursday, with the Dow posting fresh all-time highs for the third-straight day, following an upbeat weekly jobless claims report and ahead of the widely-watched monthly government jobs data.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held modest gains Thursday, with the Dow looking to log another all-time high, fueled by a better-than-expected weekly jobless claims report.

  • Stocks ended higher Wednesday, with the Dow extending its gains to post a record high for the second-straight day, amid signs of improvement in the labor market.

  • Futures Add to Gains, Fueled by Upbeat ADP Report Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 9:14 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday, with the Dow poised to extend its gains a day after hitting an all-time high, following a better-than-expected private sector employment report.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced through levels last seen in 2007 to close at a record high of above 14,200 on Tuesday, boosted by an upbeat ISM non-manufacturing index and amid ongoing monetary support from the Federal Reserve.

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