NEW YORK, Dec 4- The Dow and the S&P 500 finished lower for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday after investors found few reasons to make big moves, with uncertainty remaining over when the Federal Reserve will start to slow its stimulus.
*Investors unsure of Fed's timing for tapering. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks declined on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 off for a fourth straight session as investors worried that the market's rally to record levels was not justified, given uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve will start to slow its stimulus.
*Investors unsure of timing for Fed's tapering. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks edged lower in choppy trading on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 falling for a fourth session in a row, as U.S. economic data sparked speculation on how soon before the Federal Reserve starts to wind down its stimulus program.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Wednesday, after a strong reading on private payrolls bolstered investors' expectations that the U.S. Many market participants expect the Fed to announce a cut to its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases in March, but recent economic data has suggested the move may come even sooner.
*J.C. Penney jumps after November sales. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of a flurry of economic data, including a report on the labor market. "Markets are holding steady ahead of major economic data today, there's a lot of it," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.
*J.C. Penney jumps after November sales. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of a flurry of economic data, including a report on the labor market. *Investors will eye the November employment report from Automatic Data Processing at 8:15 a.m. EST for clues on hiring ahead of Friday's key payrolls report.
NEW YORK-- NEWS: OmniVision Technologies said Tuesday its net income more than doubled in the fiscal second quarter, but its shares slumped after the company's guidance fell short of Wall Street expectations. NUMBERS: OmniVision said its net income rose to $26.3 million, or 47 cents per share, from $10.3 million, or 19 cents per share.
*Uncertainty over possible strike on Syria makes for thin volume. NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks fell in a thinly traded session on Friday as the S&P 500 index recorded its steepest decline since May 2012 and investors avoided making large bets before a long weekend with the situation about Syria still uncertain.
*Traders adjust positions for weekend with Syria outcome clouded. NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks dipped in weak volume on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst month since May 2012 as investors held off making large bets before a long weekend with the situation in Syria still uncertain.
*Threat of imminent action against Syria recedes. Even though the threat of an imminent western military strike on Syria faded slightly, volatility increased.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, with the S&P500 index likely to end August with its worst monthly showing in over a year as the threat of an imminent Western military strike on Syria faded slightly.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open on Friday, with the S&P set for its worst monthly showing in over a year as the likelihood of an impending Western military strike on Syria appeared to lessen and personal income data for July came in soft.
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