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  • *J.C. Penney, Nordstrom soar a day after results. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday in a late-day rebound as small-cap names edged up after recent weakness and consumer discretionary shares advanced.

  • *J.C. Penney, Nordstrom soar a day after results. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, trimming some of their earlier declines after some positive earnings, though investors remained wary of lingering weakness in small-cap names.

  • *J.C. Penney soars in premarket after results. *Verizon shares up in premarket on Berkshire stake. In a sign of increased investor caution, the CBOE volatility index had its biggest one-day bounce in a little over a month on Thursday, and the spread between the spot VIX and the 3- month VIX at one point tightened to its smallest since April 15.

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower, on track for down week Friday, 16 May 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    *J.C. Penney soars in premarket after results. *Verizon shares up in premarket on Berkshire stake. In a sign of increased investor caution, the CBOE volatility index had its biggest one-day bounce in a little over a month on Thursday, and the spread between the spot VIX and the 3- month VIX at one point tightened to its smallest since April 15.

  • Stocks end near lows in 2-day selloff, Dow tumbles 1% Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply in the red Thursday, with the Dow down triple digits, weighed down by disappointing earnings from a handful of retailers and weak economic reports.

  • After-hours buzz: JCP, ADSK, JWN, more Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • U.S. stock index futures shaved their losses following a better-than-expected jobless claims report, though disappointing earnings from Wal-Mart weighed.

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

    Traders await retail sales, inflation data and retailer earnings, but it's the stock market's own behavior that could be most key in the week ahead.

  • NEW YORK, May 9- U.S. stock investors are finding the value of staying close to home. RBC Capital Markets found that sales growth among companies with a high percentage of their revenue coming from the United States was three times stronger than those with a bigger international sales mix.

  • Activist Jana sees opportunities in this stock Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Barry Rosenstein, founder and managing partner of Jana Partners

    Walgreen's pending acquisition of Alliance Boots can mean lower taxes and a better company, according to activist investor Barry Rosenstein.

  • OTTAWA, April 17- The Canadian government will take several more weeks to evaluate its options for the much-delayed replacement of the country's CF-18 fighter jets, Public Works Minister Diane Finley said on Thursday.

  • Tesla most shorted amid Nasdaq selloff Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:52 AM ET

    Technology stocks in the U.S. have seen a spike in short-selling since the start of the year, according to financial research firm Markit.

  • Banks and old-school techs come roaring back Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Higher interest rates are a boon to banks, semiconductor firms are soaring, and Goldman's brass weigh in on high-frequency trading.

  • After-hours buzz: Guess, eBay, Jabil Circuit & More Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:

  • 'Old school' tech stocks rally: What's up? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    The company's HP Enterprise Services unit in Plano, Texas

    Old-school tech stocks, like Hewlett-Packard, soar this week. One theory: Many of the super-growth tech names have maxed out.

  • Funds to play it safer after big tech stock run Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Even if it isn't a bubble, the tech sector has had a pretty big run, and it might be time to look at some cautious ways to target tech-stock returns.

  • *Expects second-qtr adj EPS $0.25- $0.29/ shr vs est $0.27. Feb 12- Applied Materials Inc, the biggest maker of equipment used to make semiconductors, reported a 39 percent jump in first-quarter revenue as higher demand from manufacturers of flash memory chips helped to offset weak sales to makers of logic chips.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed after 4-day rally Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    *Procter& Gamble drags Dow, S&P after outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as a decline in Procter& Gamble kept gains in check after a four-day rally left the S&P 500 within striking distance of a record high.

  • *Procter& Gamble dips after outlook. *Stocks rose in a broad rally on Tuesday as Congress agreed to advance legislation extending the borrowing authority of the United States and after the Federal Reserve's new chief Janet Yellen made no changes to the central bank's schedule for trimming stimulus.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed after four-day run Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    *Procter& Gamble dips after outlook. *Stocks rose in a broad rally on Tuesday as Congress agreed to advance legislation extending the borrowing authority of the United States and after the Federal Reserve's new chief Janet Yellen made no changes to the central bank's schedule for trimming stimulus.