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U.S. stock index futures soared after the government reported August nonfarm payrolls fell much less than expected, giving investor some hope about the health of the economy and employment.
S&P futures popped 10 points on nonfarm payrolls. August nonfarm payrolls, at minus 54,000, much better than expectations of a loss of 120,000, private payrolls up 67,000, also better than a gain of 44,000 expected. Also helping futures: a large revision to July, now a loss of 54,000 jobs, down from an earlier estimate of a loss of 131,000 jobs.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Sept. 3.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks ended lower Monday, led by industrials, materials and techs. Investors once again shrugged off a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity, which normally gives the market a boost.
Stocks were mixed in a tight range Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness cut into techs, banks and homebuilders.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Aug. 11.
Both the Dow and S&P traded modestly lower ahead of Friday's all important jobs report. What should you make of it?
Once again, action in the S&P has generated chatter that bulls want to make another run at the 200-day.
Weakness in technology and consumer staples has triggered chatter that recent gains may be short-lived. Is the market trying to tell us something?
The Dow pulled off its fifth straight gain Monday, led by Microsoft. Alcoa fell.
Stocks struggled Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.
Stocks pulled back Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.
U.S. stock index futures declined ahead of the open Monday in the wake of the strongest week for the major averages in almost a year and ahead of the start of a new earnings season.
The problems caused by underfunded pension have been swept under the rug for years, but as Ken Hackel points out, that is about to change or should change.
Stocks eked out a gain Friday amid "quadruple witching" volatility but managed to end the week up 2.3 percent amid bargain hunting. Gold soared to a record close.
Stocks wavered in a tight range Friday as energy shares gained modestly while "quadruple witching" expiration of futures and options stirred up volatility. Gold soared to a new record.
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Sellers dominated May with the Dow's total monthly loss totaling 8%; that's the worst May drop since 1940. Are we in for a cruel summer?
Stocks closed the day with an aggressive selloff as fears over Europe and concerns about banking trumped good news out of the housing market.