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  • Stocks closed higher Tuesday, with major averages hitting a two-month high, as investors were encouraged that a deal would soon be made in Washington to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • Futures were higher Tuesday, amid hopes of progress toward resolution of the "fiscal cliff" in Washington.

  • Stocks closed higher Monday, with all key S&P sectors finishing in positive territory, lifted by hopeful signs of progress in the "cliff" discussions.

  • Futures were higher Monday as investors were encouraged by new developments over the "fiscal cliff" negotiations over the weekend.

  • Stocks held losses Friday, dragged by techs, as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of the weekend amid ongoing worries over the looming "fiscal cliff."

  • U.S. stock index futures remained narrowly mixed Friday as investors digested a pair of mixed economic reports, while better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data helped limit losses.

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    Stocks ended in negative territory Thursday, with the S&P 500 snapping a six-day win streak, as ongoing jitters over the "fiscal cliff" negotiations kept investors nervous.

  • U.S. stock index futures held small gains Thursday after a batch of economic data, but worries over the "fiscal cliff" kept investors cautious.

  • Stocks wiped out their gains in choppy trading Wednesday to close narrowly mixed, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments following the central bank's latest policy announcement and as ongoing worries over the "fiscal cliff" continued to weigh.

  • Futures were higher Wednesday, as investors anticipated the Fed to announce a new stimulus plan to bolster the economy.

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    Stocks finished in positive territory Tuesday, but off their session highs after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threw cold water on the ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

  • Futures were higher Tuesday following upbeat economic data from Germany and ahead of the the Fed's two-day policy meeting.

  • Stocks struggled to hold their gains Monday, as investors remained reluctant to jump in amid ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

  • U.S. stock market futures were mixed Monday despite worries over Italy and ongoing negotiations over the looming "fiscal cliff."

  • The Dow and S&P 500 closed higher for the day and the week following an upbeat government jobs report and amid ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations, while the Nasdaq finished in the red.

  • U.S. stock market futures quickly reversed their losses to turn higher Friday following a better-than-expected non-farm payrolls report.

  • Stocks posted a modest gain in thin, volatile trading Thursday ahead of the jobs report, while worries over the looming "fiscal cliff" continued to linger.

  • Futures turned slightly lower Thursday, despite a better-than-expected jobless claims report, as worries over the "fiscal cliff" lingered.

  • The Dow and S&P finished higher Wednesday, boosted by a batch of upbeat economic reports and optimistic comments from China's new leader, while Apple's sharp drop pushed the Nasdaq into negative territory.

  • Futures were off their best levels Wednesday, but optimistic comments from China's new leader helped limit losses.

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