Stocks trimmed losses but remained down after news of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake east of Sendai Honshu, in northern Japan.
Stock index futures pared gains and traded flat despite news of a slightly better-than-expected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected chain store sales, but also after largely expected news that the European Central Bank raised interest rates.
As retailers gear up to report monthly same-store sales Thursday, analysts are expecting March to be a challenging month with the late arrival of Easter and rising gas prices.
Stocks ended mixed ahead as tech stocks lost steam despite earlier gains driven by M&A activity, and as stocks bumped up against recent highs. Boeing fell, while Alcoa rose.
Stocks traded flat to mixed ahead of the close as tech stocks lost steam and stocks bumped up against recent highs. Caterpillar fell, while Alcoa gained.
Stocks rose modestly as M&A news lifted stocks, although trading was light and largely directionless. Microsoft rose, while Caterpillar fell.
Weighing on stocks: a Moody’s downgrade of Portugal’s debt and another interest rate hike by China’s central bank. Back in the U.S., a full bag of “chip” deals is highlighting this morning’s headlines.
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Stocks closed higher Thursday as investors appeared to shrug off persistent global concerns and focus on strong earnings and growth prospects in the U.S. HP and Home Depot led Dow gainers, while BofA fell.
Stocks held strong gains in the final hours of trading Thursday as investors appeared to shrug off persistent global concerns and focus on growth prospects in the U.S. economy. HP and Home Depot rose, while Bank of America fell.
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Stocks ended down, after trading in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally amid rising oil prices and ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East. Bank of America and GE fell, while Verizon rose.
Stocks traded slightly lower, and in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally as oil prices rose amid ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East. GE and Bank of America fell, while Verizon gained.
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Stocks turned lower as oil prices gained amid continuing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Verizon and Boeing rose, w hile Bank of America fell.
Sony will likely cut production at five more plants and said they were considering temporarily moving some production overseas. Iron ore miner Rio Tinto noted that some steel mills have suspended operations in Japan. Egypt's stock market will reopen Wednesday, officials say.
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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