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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher by nearly 1 percent or more Monday, the first trading day of November, helped by gains in energy and health care stocks.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. manufacturing activity in October hit a 2-1/ 2- year low, but a rise in new orders offered hope for a sector buffeted by a strong dollar and relentless spending cuts by energy companies. We do not expect the manufacturing data will cause the Fed to push the first rate hike back into 2016, "said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in October for a fourth straight month, but a rise in new orders offered hope for a sector buffeted by a strong dollar and relentless spending cuts by energy companies. The Institute for Supply Management said its national manufacturing index slipped to 50.1 this month from a reading of 50.2 in September.

  • *Core capital goods orders fall 0.3 percent in September. WASHINGTON, Oct 27- A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a second straight month in September, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched...

  • Business spending gauge falls; goods orders weak Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
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    A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a second straight month, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 27- A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a second straight month in September, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the third quarter. The dollar has gained 15.4 percent against the currencies of the United States' main trading partners since June 2014, undermining the profits of multinational companies...

  • Dow closes up 300 points amid earnings, Draghi Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Thursday, as Wall Street digested the European Central Bank's rates decision.

  • Tech trio could help market Friday Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 7:07 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The three tech earnings beats are a positive in an earnings season that has been fairly lackluster.

  • Pisani: Why October has been surprisingly strong Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 3:15 PM ET
    Traders on the Floor

    October has been a great month for the stock market, and not just the U.S. This has been a global rally.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St climbs as upbeat results lift mood Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 3:12 PM ET

    *McDonald's up as China demand recovers. Oct 22- U.S. stocks jumped on Thursday on stronger-than-expected corporate results from companies including McDonald's and cues from the European Central Bank about extending its stimulus program. McDonald's shares jumped 8.2 percent to $110.96 after its quarterly results beat estimates as demand recovered in...

  • Bonds gain after Treasury delays debt auction Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 2:51 PM ET

    The yield on two-year notes hit session lows after the Treasury Department said it will delay an upcoming auction of two-year debt supply.

  • Big companies are cutting workers in a hurry Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 2:38 PM ET
    People fill out a form for job opportunities during the Miami Worldcenter construction job fair.

    CEO John Challenger says that even though job cuts are higher this year, lower jobless claims could mean the laid-off are transitioning quickly.

  • Recapping the big earnings: MMM, DNKN, SWK Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
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    Earnings recap: MMM, DNKN, SWK

  • *Caterpillar, 3 M reverse course and rise. Oct 22- The S&P 500 and the Dow rallied to nine-week highs and were poised for their best month since October 2011, on strong corporate results and cues from the European Central Bank about extending its stimulus program. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank could extend its stimulus program beyond...

  • Oct 22- 3 M Co said on Thursday it would cut 1,500 jobs to lower expenses as the diversified U.S. manufacturer reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit despite disappointing revenue. Shares rose 2.9 percent to $154.18 in morning trading as investors looked past a reduced revenue forecast and weaker-than-expected third-quarter sales from 3 M, which...

  • Oct 22- U.S. stocks rallied after two days of losses, boosted by strong results from McDonald's and Dow Chemicals and hints of the European Central Bank extending its stimulus program. Shares of McDonald's jumped 6 percent to $108.67 after its quarterly earnings and revenue beat estimates as demand recovered in China. European Central Bank President Mario...

  • *Dow Chemicals, Southwest Airlines up after results beat. Shares of Dow component McDonald's soared 7.5 percent to $110.18 after its quarterly earnings and revenue beat estimates as demand recovered in China. Dow Chemicals rose 5.6 percent to $50.11 while Southwest Airlines rose 5.9 percent to $43.47 after the companies reported strong results.

  • 3M in a sticky situation Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    3M in a sticky situation

    3M cut its earnings forecast for the year and announced plans to shed 1,500 jobs after reporting a 5.2% sales decline

  • Dow futures up 100 points amid Draghi remarks, data Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 9:24 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open on Thursday.

  • *Dow Chemicals, Southwest Airlines up after results beat. Shares of Dow component McDonald's jumped 7.5 percent to $110.20 premarket after its quarterly earnings and revenue beat estimates as demand recovered in China. Dow Chemicals rose 4.8 percent to $49.75 premarket, while Southwest Airlines rose 2.9 percent to $42.25 after both reported strong results.