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Stocks fell heavily Friday as worries over the growing European debt crisis trumped some encouraging U.S. economic data. Financials, materials and techs were the biggest decliners.
Stocks continued to lose ground Friday as worries about the European debt crisis overshadowed somewhat encouraging US economic data.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Friday as investors waited for a batch of key economic data while Europe pushed on with its wave of austerity measures.
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Retailers were weak all day after disappointing guidance from Kohl's early this morning.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, May 13.
Stocks staged one of the most dramatic selloffs in market history Thursday as what may have been a trader error exacerbated losses in a market already jittery about the European debt crisis. The Dow ended down about 350 points and the VIX was above 34.
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The Dow briefly popped above 11,000 -- the first time it's reached that mark since September 2008 -- before settling a few points below. Chevron blazed the trail, making energy one of the day's best performers. Palm surged amid takeover rumors.
The Dow continued rising toward 11,000 Friday as the dollar fell after a Greek official said the debt-riddled nation has not yet sought financial aid. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the best performers.
The S&P retail index recently hit a 52-week high after the nation’s major chain stores delivered some of the best sales results in a decade. Patrick Dunkerley, lead portfolio manager at Scout Mid Cap Fund and Patricia Edwards, CIO and retail analyst at Storehouse Partners shared their best retail plays.
Warm weather, an early Easter and a more confident consumer appear to have boosted retail sales in March, with many of the retailers who have reported results so far topping analysts' estimates.
In an exclusive to CNBC.com, Patty Edwards says "We’re quickly going to start coming up against tougher sales comparisons and retailers are going to have to prove that they’re doing more than just riding calendar shifts and surviving – they’re going to have to be thriving."
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American consumers are finally coming out of hiding. After months of penny-pinching amid the recession, new figures suggest that consumers are no longer restricting their budgets, the New York Times reported.
FOMC minutes today: Is this the time to push more aggressively to eliminate the "exceptional and extended" language? Aside from a lone dissenter, there has not been any indication that the Fed will end its key statement that interest rates "are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for an extended period."
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