Stocks slumped as investors assessed how the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan would affect U.S. companies and the global economy. GE sank, while Pfizer gained.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Monday as investors grew increasingly concerned over the economic impact of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan Friday.
Traders went home Friday thinking about Japan's tragic earthquake and tsunami, more possible unrest in the Middle East, and Europe's sovereign debt problems.
U.S. companies reported varying impact from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday.
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Stocks ended sharply higher after rallying throughout the session Thursday as an upbeat report on jobless claims and falling oil prices led investors to retrace losses from earlier in the week ahead of a key jobs report on Friday. Caterpillar and Bank of America gained.
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Stocks closed lower Tuesday, retreating from multi-year highs, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December and a spike in import prices. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.
Stocks retreated from multi-year highs on Tuesday, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.
Stocks continued to trade off multi-year highs after a slew of economic news, including a weak reading on December retail sales. Exxon and DuPont fell, while JPMorgan rose.
Stock index futures fell ahead of the open on Tuesday after the government reported retail sales results that were slightly lower than expected, and a surge in import prices.
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Stocks ended sharply higher as the Dow and the S&P 500 hit new multi-year highs, easily erasing losses from Friday's sharp sell-off on turmoil in Egypt as investors focused on upbeat earnings and economic news.
Stocks added to solid gains on Tuesday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to multi-year highs, as the market easily erased losses from Friday's sharp sell-off in the wake of turmoil in Egypt as investors focused on upbeat earnings and economic news. Pfizer and Alcoa rose, while P&G fell.
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Expect the stock market to slowly drift higher but not make strong upward moves for the duration of 2011, said Kim Caughey Forrest, VP and senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital.