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

    U.S. stocks closed more than 1.5 percent higher Monday, extending Friday's surprise intraday reversal.

  • Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust. Employers added a meager 142,000 jobs in September, the government said Friday. But JPMorgan Chase now estimates that the economy grew at a mere 1.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter.

  • WASHINGTON— A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States. China, the second-largest economy after the United States, is growing far more slowly. And emerging economies, from Brazil to Turkey, are straining to grow at all.

  • Jobs data should be strong, will jar market if not Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to meet with representatives during a weekly job fair event in Dallas on Sept. 2, 2015.

    Economists expect a steady pace of job growth in September, but a miss that would spark market fears that the economy is slowing.

  • Stocks close mixed ahead of big jobs Friday Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed, attempting to put a steady start to the fourth quarter, as investors looked ahead to Friday's jobs report.

  • BEIJING, Oct 1- Activity in China's vast factory sector shrank again in September as demand softened at home and abroad, fueling fears that the world's second-largest economy may be cooling more rapidly than expected just a few months ago. Similar private surveys also showed growing strains on smaller and medium-sized manufacturing and service companies...

  • Stocks rally, still post worst quarter since 2011 Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher, following a rally in global markets, but the major averages still posted the worst quarter in four years.

  • WASHINGTON— Buoyed by strong consumer spending and steady home sales, U.S. businesses added jobs at a healthy pace in September, according to a private survey. "The overall labor market continues to improve, with domestic strength offsetting foreign weakness," Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, said in a note to clients.

  • WASHINGTON— In stock car racing, there's an old adage: If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. The Environmental Protection Agency spot-checks only a low percentage of the vehicles made in the U.S. or imported to test the accuracy of the data reported by manufacturers. Donald Stedman, a University of Denver chemistry professor who specializes in testing the...

  • 4 stocks to help read the Chinese consumer Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    People wait in line at a Starbucks location in Dallas.

    After Nike's blowout earnings report cited strong growth in China, many market watchers were left scratching their heads.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- Wall Street is bracing for a grim earnings season, with little improvement expected anytime soon. Analysts have been cutting projections for the third quarter, which ends on Wednesday, and beyond. Forecasts for third-quarter S&P 500 earnings now call for a 3.9 percent decline from a year ago, based on Thomson Reuters data, with half of the S&P...

  • Dow up 100, but market mixed as biotech slammed Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mixed, pressured by a plunge in biotechs, as investors digested Nike earnings and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's remarks.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 25- Caterpillar Inc's suppliers were feeling the pain of slumping sales at the world's largest mining and construction equipment maker long before it announced an extensive cost-cutting program. J-TEC Chief Executive Officer Gary Roling said Peoria, Illinois- based Caterpillar, his single largest customer, had recently pushed back a big order...

  • WASHINGTON— Worries about the global economy pushed American consumers' spirits to the lowest level in almost a year, the University of Michigan reported Friday. On Thursday, heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, hurt by China's slowdown, announced it would cut up to 10,000 jobs through 2018.. The Michigan index hit a low of 55.3 in November 2008, in the...

  • *Wall Street closed lower on Thursday, after Caterpillar cut its 2015 sales forecast, and healthcare investors sold off for a fifth day in a row. *Shares of Nike jumped 8.2 percent to $124.25 premarket after the world's largest sportswear maker's quarterly profit outpaced expectations on surprisingly steep growth in China. *Intel rose 1.6 percent to $28.93...

  • GRAINS-Wheat firms, set for weekly gains of 2.5 pct Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Sept 25- U.S. wheat edged higher on Friday, rebounding from its biggest one-day fall in three weeks, poised to record weekly gains of nearly 2.5 percent on concerns over supply from several key exporters. *Wheat had rallied earlier in the week on concerns over potential unfavorable weather in the Black Sea and Australia. *The USDA said soybean export sales...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Stocks around the world fell for a fifth day on Thursday, sliding towards two-year lows, as worries lingered over global economic growth and the scandal over Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating rattled Europe's carmakers. Wall Street equity indexes fell in trading clouded by concerns about global growth and ahead of a speech by Federal...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Thursday on mounting evidence that global growth is slowing. Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar fell sharply after lowering its revenue forecast and announcing that it plans to cut jobs. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 78.57 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,201.32.

  • Accenture and Caterpillar are big market movers Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Accenture PLC, down 9 cents to $97.77. Caterpillar Inc., down $4.40 to $65.80.

  • *Caterpillar hits 5- year low after sales forecast cut. *Investors await Yellen speech at 5 p.m. ET. Sept 24- U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday in a volatile session on uncertainty about U.S. monetary policy and global economic growth, while market heavyweight Caterpillar cut in its sales forecast and healthcare investors fled for the exits.