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Stock index futures were slightly higher ahead of the open Tuesday as investors kept a wary eye on events still developing in Japan and Libya.
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Reflecting a major shift in the way Americans shop for food, retailers better known for selling clothes or aspirin, including Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy and Target, are expanding in a big way into the grocery business, with fresh produce, frozen meats and, yes, even sushi.
Stocks closed at new multi-year highs Wednesday to new multi-year highs as investors cheered a handful of positive economic reports about jobs and service sector growth, and commodities turned higher. AmEx and Disney rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks continued to rise in the last hour of trading to new multi-year highs on Wednesday as investors cheered a handful of positive economic reports about jobs and service sector growth, and commodities turned higher. AmEx and Disney rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks gained as investors began to take heart from a series of positive economic reports. Disney and AmEx gained, while Coca-Cola fell.
S&P futures popped 4 points as the December ADP Employment Change, which measures private sector job growth, was three times anticipated (297,000 vs. 100,000 consensus). If Friday's nonfarm payroll looks anything close to this, the improving trend in job growth will be undeniable.
U.S. stock index futures trimmed sharp losses after news of a surge in private sector jobs.
Stocks closed modestly higher amid quiet trading Wednesday, but still gathered enough momentum to hit news levels as the S&P 500 beat a September 2008 high not seen since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks rose modestly amid quiet trading Wednesday, but still gathered enough momentum to hit news highs as the S&P 500 was on pace to beat a September 2008 high not seen since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks rose slightly Wednesday after news third-quarter GDP grew slightly more than reported previously, but less than expected. BofA rose, while Intel fell.
Time for a rest? S&P futures were largely unchanged Wednesday morning and the Dow opened slightly higher after GDP revisions. How much more can you expect? This December the S&P is up 6 percent, well above the 81-year average.
Stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street Wednesday, with home sales data and a final figure for third-quarter economic growth among the main macroeconomic highlights.
Existing home sales and revisions to third-quarter GDP are among the highlights for Wednesday's stock market, which could continue its quiet drift higher.
Many see the S&P 500 scoring double-digit gains next year, finishing at 1400 or higher, because of a better economy, better earnings, better tone from Washington, and a better case for equities versus bonds.