Stocks shaved earlier losses to trade mixed Thursday after news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down and as investors saw the weakness as a buying opportunity.
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Stocks ended slightly higher after trading lower most of the session as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy, evident in news out early in the session. Cisco and BofA rose, while Merck fell.
Stocks turned higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy. Cicsco and Bank of America rose, while Merck fell.
Stocks fell Thursday as investors weighed strong signs of an economy on the mend against increasing worries over Egypt and signs pointing to an end to the recent rally. Merck and Alcoa fell, while Bank of America gained.
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Stocks closed near session lows as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling that pushed the S&P 500 down nearly 2 percent and broke an eight-week winning streak for the Dow. Microsoft and Home Depot sank.
Stocks extended steep losses, as the S&P 500 slid nearly 2 percent, as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling despite decent economic numbers. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Kraft rose.
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New intraday highs on the Dow and the S&P 500, but not on the Russell, the Dow Transports, or the Midcap Index. And we faded fast, and with good reason: earnings reports from Microsoft, Amazon, and Ford were all disappointing for various reasons...and widespread coverage of the Egyptian unrest.
Stocks sank despite a reading on consumer sentiment that was better-than-expected, and after the government reported a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, as traders feared the outcome of the escalating protests in Egypt. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Coca-Cola rose.
Stock index futures traded flat to mixed Friday on a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, even though the 3.2 percent increase missed analyst expectations.