Stocks fell sharply Friday as world markets were rattled over China's decision to tighten capital requirements for banks. The Dow was down more than 100 points, or over 1 percent, in the first few minutes of trading.
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Stocks rallied off a lower open Thursday as news of a Greek bailout and a sharp drop in jobless claims helped calm jittery investors — and put them in the mood to take some risks. Energy and industrials were the day's best performers; Financials were the worst.
The Dow surged more than 100 points on Thursday cheered by word that European leaders had sealed a deal to provide financial aid to Greece.
Stocks struggled — and lost — Wednesday as traders mulled a possible bailout of Greece and the Fed's exit strategy after comments from Bernanke.
Beyond the fact that the U.S. stock market — off 7 percent from its 2010 high — is banking on the rescue of a country the size of Alabama, traders have their doubts this Greek bailout is the godsend we need.
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Stocks closed broadly higher on optimism that help was on the way for Greece to deal with its heavy debt burden.
Stocks staged a relief rally Wednesday amid talks of a bailout for Greece and positive earnings and sales news from some key Dow components.
U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a higher open Tuesday morning, a day after a last-hour selloff pushed the Dow to its first close below 10,000 since November, and the S&P 500 to a fresh three-month closing low as well.
U.S. stocks finished the first week of February on a negative note, led to the downside by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This week, the Dow broke below the 10,000-mark, trading as low as 9,835.02 on Friday, its lowest level since November 5, 2009.
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U.S. stocks finished January 2010 on a negative note, with all three major indices posting their worst monthly performance since February 2009.
Stocks pared their gains Friday, the final trading day of January, after an early boost from a trio of encouraging news on the economic front: GDP, Chicago PMI and consumer confidence. Tech and energy stocks led decliners.
Layoffs, pay cuts—nobody wanted to focus on them. But they are returning. Caterpillar announced a lower than expected revenue; Verizon will cut 13,000 jobs, and Boeing spacer is cautious about 2010. And amidst all this, The Wall Street Journal advises us to stay happy.
Diversified manufacturer 3M posted higher quarterly earnings Thursday and raised its full-year outlook, citing strong demand for all its products, especially the films it makes to brighten the screens on electronic products.
Traders are coming to the realization that corporate America presented their most exciting earnings reports first in this earnings season.
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