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  • US stocks surge, snapping 6-day losing streak Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:57 AM ET

    While the surge came as a relief to many, Wall Street professionals warned that more rough days lie ahead, in part because of weakness in China, where signs of an economic slowdown triggered the sell-off that has shaken global markets over the past week. The Dow lost about 1,900 points over that period, and more than $2 trillion in corporate value was wiped out.

  • US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years. The rout started in Asia and quickly spread to Europe, battering major markets in Germany and France. "Investors are wondering if growth isn't coming from the U.S. or China, where is it going to come from?"

  • But this week, following the nearly 3 percent devaluation in China's currency and a steepening decline in oil prices, it narrowed to its tightest in more than a month. Strategists at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said in client notes in the past week that China's move may be the early stages of a near 10 percent devaluation of the yuan against the U.S. dollar over...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Oil futures prices sank to a six-month low on Monday, weighed by oversupply and weaker demand expectations, while equity markets in Asia and on Wall Street fell as factory data from China and the United States disappointed. Brent slumped to its lowest since late January on worries about oversupply as OPEC pumped at record levels in July, adding to...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Oil futures prices hit a six-month low on Monday, weighed by oversupply and weaker demand expectations, while stocks in Asia and on Wall Street were under pressure as factory data from China and the United States disappointed. The Netherlands, Spain and Italy all reported healthy growth, and Italy's expansion was its best in more than four years.

  • On Monday, the National Association of Realtors is expected to report strong growth in existing home sales for May. On Wednesday, Lennar, the No. 2 U.S. homebuilder is expected to report that it had a strong second quarter. Construction materials supplier Vulcan Materials has risen 35.8 percent so far this year and home improvement and building products firm...

  • NEW YORK, June 14- A growing retirement business and a solid balance sheet could push shares of Prudential Financial Inc up 11 percent over the next year, according to a report by Barron's on Sunday. The company's $2.5 billion in cash on its balance sheet should also help defer regulatory concerns that have been weighing on shares, the newspaper said.

  • Early movers: TGT, PRU, CL, NFLX, AAPL & more Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • After-hours buzz: Mattress Firm, FleetCor & more Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 5:36 PM ET
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    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Mattress Firm, FleetCor, Gulfport & more.

  • June 9- U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday though the S&P 500 snapped three days of losses as financial and consumer staples shares bounced. Shares of biotech companies were among the biggest drags, including Biogen, down 1.1 percent at $382. "It's a market that's searching for a rationale at this point... and waiting for next week's meeting," said Quincy Krosby, market...

  • Early movers: DISH, TMUS, JWN, GE, JOY & more Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
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  • Yellen will be preceded by Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, who will talk about policy on Monday and Wednesday in Europe. "From Yellen, markets want to know whether or not she continues with that direction," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey. On the earnings front, the week's top billing will be the world's...

  • NEW YORK, May 14- U.S. corporate spending on capital projects could fall this year to the lowest level since 2011, with steep reductions by the energy industry and companies in other sectors cutting spending amid broad concerns about global growth. "They're not spending at a pace that would suggest a global recovery," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at...

  • NEW YORK, May 14- U.S. corporate spending on capital projects could fall this year to the lowest level since 2011, with steep reductions by the energy industry and companies in other sectors cutting spending amidst broad concerns about global growth. "They're not spending at a pace that would suggest a global recovery," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist...

  • May 11- The U.S. government on Monday said MetLife Inc's lawsuit fighting its designation as being systemically important to the economy, often referred to as "too big to fail," should be dismissed. MetLife had in January became the first nonbank to challenge a decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council, a panel led by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, that...

  • May 6- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit due to gains from investments and derivatives. MetLife has long had a substantial derivatives program designed to smooth out risks stemming from changes to interest rates, currency exchange rates and equities. MetLife's total operating revenue fell slightly...

  • Prudential Financial quarterly profit rises 64 pct Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:29 PM ET

    May 6- Life insurer Prudential Financial Inc reported a 64 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by an increase in income from its U.S. retirement solutions and investment management unit. Net income attributable to Prudential Financial rose to $2.04 billion, or $4.37 per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.23 billion, or $2.59 per share, a year...

  • Berkshire too big? Don't be silly, Buffett says Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 4:32 PM ET
    Warren Buffett at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha Nebraska on May 2, 2015.

    Warren Buffett rejected the idea that Berkshire is so big that it is now too big to fail and requires tighter regulatory oversight.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett on Saturday rejected the idea that Berkshire Hathaway Inc, a sprawling conglomerate he has built over 50 years, has grown so big that it is now too big to fail and requires tighter regulatory oversight. Those catastrophes can be costly, and both the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon as well as Hurricane...