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Wall Street looks set to kick off 2011 with some strong gains. Stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open, with many investing returning to the market following a week that saw volume hampered by a snowstorm in the Northeast and the holiday season.
Dollar General announced plans Monday to hire 6,000 workers this year in addition to opening 625 new stores across the country.
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Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks moved in a narrow range amid light volume Monday, and were ending the session mixed as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. BofA and Cocoa-Cola fell, while Cisco rose.
Stocks declined as investors continued to consider future troubles in the euro zone and comments over the weekend by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicating the central bank was willing to pump even more money into the economy. BofA and DuPont fell, which Cisco rose.
European finance ministers meet Monday and Tuesday as the Irish vote on their budget. The White House and Congress, meanwhile, are expected to move toward a compromise extending the Bush tax cuts.
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Stocks ended positive, with the Nasdaq reaching a three-year high, despite a disappointing employment report as investors found comfort in other economic news and in expectations the jobs figures would push the Federal Reserve to continue efforts to stimulate the economy.
Stocks turned positive despite disappointing employment news as investors found comfort in other economic news and in expectations the jobs figures would mean the Federal Reserve will continue with efforts to stimulate the economy. DuPont and Bank of America rose, while AT&T fell.
Stocks traded mixed after news the jobs picture hasn't improved despite a string of more hopeful economic data, and despite a report the services sector continued to grow in November. AT&T and JPMorgan fell, while DuPont and Alcoa rose.
The boost to stocks as European Union officials endorsed the $115 billion debt bailout has proved short-lived. The euro has weakened, the dollar strengthened (to a 2-month high), and most major bourses in Europe are down about 1 percent after being up overnight
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The country’s continued economic doldrums have stores scrambling for the once-ignored low-end customer, as people make fewer costly shopping trips to stock their pantries. The New York Times reports.
The Nikkei, down 3.6 percent, hit a 52-week low as investors were not impressed with the BOJ's latest stimulus efforts, boosting cheap loans to commercial bnaks. The yen is at a 15-year high against the dollar.
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