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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a marginally higher open Thursday, and showed little reaction to weekly jobless claims, which fell by 6,000 to 472,000, slightly less than expected.
Stocks tumbled Thursday after a series of disappointing economic reports and despite an uptick in mergers and acquisitions activity. The day's downdraft wiped out the weeks gains for the Dow and the S&P 500. Intel and GE fell.
Stocks declined Thursday after a series of disappointing economic reports and despite an uptick in mergers and acquisitions activity. The day's downdraft puts the market on pace to wipe out the week's gains. Intel and GE fell.
Stocks extended their losses Thursday after a weak report on manufacturing out of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve and a disappointing report on jobless claims. Intel and GE fell.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Thursday after the government reported a bigger-than-expected jump in unemployment claims.
Stocks were higher heading into the close Wednesday in thin trading Wednesday as investors shrugged off tepid reports from retailers. Exxon fell.
Stocks pared losses Wednesday, with tech-heavy Nasdaq and the S&P 500 up slightly, after a mixed batch of earnings releases, and a day after a strong rally. Exxon, Chevron fell.
The Dow opened lower at the open after a day of strong results for the major averages, and ahead of a day light on economic news.
Stocks and bonds could continue to trade counter to recent trends Wednesday, traders said.
Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to shareholders , but it's unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago.
The latest reads on consumer confidence and personal spending have provided little encouragement that shoppers are starting to spend again. However, July marks the start of back-to-school shopping, and since parents have to buy clothing for their growing children, it may give a much-needed boost to retail sales.
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Stocks extended their winning streak for a third straight session Thursday, helped by a late round of buying in consumer staples and materials. Bank and tech stocks remained the day's weakest links.
Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.
S&P 500 futures moved up a couple points as initial jobless claims were slightly lower than expected, as was the continuing claims number.
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Poor weather in early May and a still cautious consumer translated into a mixed bag for retailers in May, underscoring the fragile state of the economic recovery at this stage.