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  • U.S. stock index futures shaved some gains Monday, as investors digested a weaker-than-expected retail sales report against China's annual GDP data that met expectations.

  • Stocks eked out gains Friday but major averages rallied sharply for the week, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting their second best weekly gains this year.

  • Futures Flat as Earnings Season Kicks In Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were largely unchanged Friday, a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at all-time highs, despite upbeat earnings reports from banking giants Wells Fargo and JPMorgan.

  • Stocks roared higher to finish near their best levels Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at record highs, boosted by dovish comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Futures Sharply Higher on Bernanke Comments Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher Thursday, with major averages set to open at all-time highs, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke emphasized the central bank intends to keep its stimulus measures for the foreseeable future.

  • Stocks Close Flat, Dow Snaps 4-Day Win Streak Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Wednesday as investors largely shrugged off the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting that showed policymakers wanted further evidence of a sustainable jobs recovery before scaling back its bond purchases.

  • Futures Struggle for Direction Ahead of Fed Minutes Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures hovered around the flatline Wednesday, ahead of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its latest policy meeting as investors will watch for hints as to when the central bank will pare back its bond-buying program.

  • Stocks logged their fourth-straight session in positive territory Tuesday, with the S&P 500 about 1 percent below its all-time closing high of 1,669.16, lifted by a positive start to second-quarter earnings season.

  • Futures Tick Higher; Alcoa Gains After Earnings Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher Tuesday, with major averages looking to post their fourth-straight session higher, as upbeat results from Alcoa lifted optimism over the second quarter earnings season.

  • Stocks Post 3-Day Win Streak; INTC Slumps Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks ended in positive territory for the third-straight session Monday, as investors geared up for the start of the second quarter earnings season, but technology shares declined, weighing on the Nasdaq.

  • Futures Higher Ahead of Earnings Season Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures climbed Monday, with the S&P on track for its third day higher, ahead of Dow component Alcoa's earnings report, which marks the unofficial start of second quarter earnings season.

  • Stocks Surge 1% After Jobs Data; Dow Above 15,000 Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks jumped in a choppy trading session Friday, after a strong jobs report indicating an improving U.S. economy offset worries about a sooner-than-expected end to Federal Reserve bond buying.

  • US Stock Futures Come Off Highs After Jobs Report Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open after a better-than-expected June jobs report, but futures pulled back from their best levels as bond yields surged.

  • Stocks Close Higher on Tech Strength Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher on Wednesday, reversing earlier losses, as investors brushed off ongoing turmoil in Egypt and political uncertain in Portugal and squared positions ahead of the holiday Thursday and jobs report due out Friday morning.

  • US Stocks Pare Losses After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday, but pared losses after a stronger-than-expected ADP jobs report and after the number of Americans filing for jobless claims fell for a second week.

  • Stocks End Lower in Choppy Session; Egypt Weighs Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks bounced off their worst levels in the final minutes but still finished slightly lower in choppy trading Tuesday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing concerns about the Federal Reserve's plans to scale back its bond-buying program and reports of political turmoil in Egypt.

  • Futures Flat Ahead of Factory Orders Data Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned flat on Tuesday, surrendering earlier gains as shares in Europe moved lower, and ahead of the factory orders data.

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    Stocks eased off their best levels but still kicked off the first day of the third quarter with a modest rally, boosted by a pair of better-than-expected economic reports.

  • US Stocks Seen Up; Japan Data Trump China Concerns Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on the first day of the third quarter.

  • The Dow and S&P 500 finished near session lows as investors were reluctant to jump in following a three-day rally, but major averages still capped the volatile quarter with gains.

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