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Stocks erased nearly all of their losses for the year after investors interpreted comments from the Federal Reserve to mean that an interest rate hike is less likely.The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq turned positive for the year, erasing all of last month's selloff, while Dow Jones Industrials is still down slightly for the year.
Here’s today’s next head to head battle: Industrial giant United Technologies (UTX) versus steel powerhouse Nucor (NUE). and.... click here for a link to the brackets as seen on TV!
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A U.S. federal judge dismissed Alcatel-Lucent's patent claim against Microsoft over technology that converts speech into text.
Microsoft on Thursday lost the first of six patent lawsuits brought by Paris-based telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, and a federal district court jury set damages at $1.5 billion.
Driven by soothing words from the Fed Chairman and the market's own mania for deals, stocks closed out last week on a high note. This week, traders will be ready to pounce on any news that will reinforce the view that the Fed might cut rates this year after all.
Potential takeover bids of Alcoa by one of two Australian-based companies reportedly considering such a move were unlikely because of the U.S. aluminum producer's company dynamics, cost factors and increasing Chinese competition, analysts said Wednesday.
"It's more company-specific news items than anything else," Tony Dwyer, equity market strategist at FTN Midwest Securities, said in an interview with CNBC.com. "You had a very near-term oversold market, you've had a back-and-forth tape over the last few days, so today evens it out."
BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, and Rio Tinto, the world's second largest iron ore producer, are said to be considering separate $40 billion offers for Alcoa. But some analysts question the likelihood of such a deal.
Alcatel-Lucent on Friday said it would cut about 12,500 jobs over three years, more than previously announced, as it reported a fourth-quarter net loss and forecast a drop in first-quarter revenues.
Shares in Alcatel-Lucent slumped Tuesday after the telecommunications giant warned that a weak performance in the fourth quarter will lead to full-year 2006 revenue coming in at a level similar to its 2005 performance.
Stocks opened initially higher as strong earnings from United Technologies helped boost the Dow. Energy stocks gained as oil moved above $53 a barrel.
Stocks in the U.S. are leaning towards a higher open, as investors brace for a barrage of earnings news. Oil is bucking its recent downtrend and is slightly higher as cold weather finally settles into the Northeast. European stocks are trading higher, helped by mining, metals and oil stocks. Asian markets closed higher with Tokyo at a 9-month high.
"We think we're getting close to a top," said Bill Strazzullo, chief market strategist for Bell Curve Trading. "The problem is the market is counting on this booster shot of lower interest rates and some of that has been taken out."
World's biggest aluminum maker Alcoa said its board authorized a buyback of about 87 million shares and a more than 13% increase in its annual dividend.
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