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  • The euro has been rising against the dollar all Wednesday morning and is now at a 2-month high. December housing starts a bit weaker than expected at 529,000 (550,000 expected), but permits stronger.

  • Stocks ended modestly higher as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stocks continued to trade modestly higher ahead of the close Tuesday as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week.  Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stocks traded mixed amid worries over Apple's future as CEO Steve Jobs takes a medical leave of absence, and disappointing earnings results from Citigroup. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while BofA fell.

  • US stocks looked set to open flat to negative on Tuesday, with Nasdaq futures under pressure from Apple and Citigroup weighing on the other major indices.

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    Comerica is buying regional banking company Sterling Bancshares in a stock deal worth about $1.03 billion, as it looks to strengthen its Texas presence.

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  • Stocks ended at new record highs as the Federal Reserve reported improving economic conditions across the country, and as upbeat earnings outlooks for banks lifted investor sentiment. JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while Disney fell.

  • Stocks traded off the highs of the day, but remained significantly up, as the Federal Reserve reported improving economic conditions across the country, and as upbeat earnings outlooks for banks lifted investor sentiment. JPMorgan and Boeing rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Wells Fargo boosted the financial sector to “overweight” from “market weight.” Matthew Burnell, senior analyst at Wells Fargo, cited superior earnings growth and lower event risk for the group.

  • Are banks stocks on the brink of a big break out? Or are the gains even sustainable?

  • Stocks gained on a brighter outlook for banks ahead of earnings releases, and as debt troubles in Europe eased after a successful Portuguese bond offering. JPMorgan and Bank of America gained.

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    When the biggest US banks submit their capital plans to the Fed on Friday, it will mark an important post-crisis milestone for the industry, clearing the way for many of them to resume providing dividends.

  • Shareholders of bank stocks will be grinning like the Cheshire Cat after banks have had a tremendous month.

  • Stocks closed at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks were on pace to close at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    If all these forecasters are right about the big jump the stock market is supposed to take in 2011, then investors had better get busy.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Stocks closed mixed as the Dow turned negative in the final minutes of trading Tuesday after a report from Reuters that said Federal authorities are ramping up Wall Street insider trading probes. 3M and HP fell, while GE rose.

  • Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a report from Reuters that said Federal authorities are ramping up Wall Street insider trading probes.