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Stocks slipped lower minutes before the close after struggling with direction much of the day despite a strong report on retail sales. HP and Cisco rose, Boeing and American Express fell.
Stocks added to gains led by technology and retailers after a stronger-than-expected rise in business inventories and a gain in retail sales that was slightly better than expected. HP and Cisco rose, Boeing fell.
Stocks looked set to take a breather from recent gains Tuesday, at least at the opening bell, as stock index futures fell despite an gain in retail sales that was slightly better than expected.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Sept. 14.
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Stocks climbed Monday with the S&P 500 breaking through its 200-day moving average for the first time since early August following new global banking rules and a robust Chinese factory report. Microsoft and JP Morgan rose, McDonald's and Exxon fell.
Stocks gained Monday, with the S&P 500 breaking through its 200-day moving average for the first time since early August following new global banking rules and a robust Chinese factory report. Microsoft and JP Morgan rose, Mcdonald's and Exxon fell.
Stocks rose Monday following news banks will have a phased-in timeline to meet new international bank capital rules, although gains were capped as the market reached key resistance levels. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose, Exxon and McDonald's fell.
U.S. stock index futures jumped sharply ahead of the open Monday, with bank stocks across the world rallying follow details of the Basel III banking capital rules and Asia particlarly strong following a jump in Chinese industrial output.
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Stocks eked out a gain Thursday, led by technology and consumer staples, after struggling all day as data on regional factory activity and jobless claims underscored worries about the pace of the economic recovery.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as a successful bond auction in Spain helped assuage debt fears but quickly erased their gains after a one-two punch of disappointing data: Jobless claims jumped last week and the Philly Fed gauge of manufacturing activity tumbled.
Stock index futures rose Thursday after a successful bond auction in Spain helped quell fears about European debt contagion.
Stocks will navigate choppy waters in the week ahead, but could sail a bit more smoothly—barring any nasty, new surprises from Europe.
On a week that saw Apple surpass Microsoft in market cap, the BP oil spill continue to impact the ecosystem and drillers, Spain lose its AAA rating, and the worst May performance for the Dow since 1940, and the S&P since 1962, the major indexes managed to end the week on a positive note, except for the Dow which closed down slightly.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Wal-Mart's aggressive price cuts on soft drinks are a good deal for consumers shopping for their Memorial Day barbecue, but it might not be so sweet for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group — not to mention Wal-Mart — in the long run.
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