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Stocks fell to the lows of the year on Wednesday in a volatile session driven by fears stemming from Japan's nuclear crisis. IBM and GE led the blue-chip index lower.
Stocks traded off the lows of the day, but remained sharply down in a volatile session after news reports that Tokyo Electric Power almost completed a power line that could restore electricity to the stricken nuclear power plant and potentially solve the immediate crisis. IBM and GE led the Dow lower.
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Stocks closed lower, although considerably off the lows of the day, as investors assessed how the massive quake in Japan was likely to affect stocks and the global economy. GE and Verizon fell, while Caterpillar rose.
Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading Monday as investors remained shaken in the aftermath of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami. GE and Verizon fell, while Caterpillar rose.
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Stocks ended higher for the session, although lower for the week, amid concerns over global growth and Middle East unrest, and and in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Japan. C
Stocks climbed in the last hour of trading as sectors that had been beaten up during the week regained ground, despite a devastating earthquake in Japan. 3M and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks turned higher after mixed economic news in the U.S. and China, and in the wake of a massive earthquake in Japan, which has sent Asian and European shares lower and rattled investor confidence already damaged by uncertainty in the Middle East. Alcoa and Exxon rose, while Verizon fell.
U.S. stock index futures continued to slump ahead of the open Friday despite news February retail sales rose in line with expectations but after a massive earthquake hit Japan, sending Asian and European shares lower and rattling investor confidence already damaged by uncertainty in the Middle East.
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