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U.S. GDP increased at a 4% annual rate in the second quarter of 2014, roughly one percentage point better than the consensus Wall Street forecast. In addition to the second-quarter economic rebound, the prior three quarters’ GDP estimates were revised … Continue reading
Disappointing earnings reports from Visa and Amazon helped dampen the mood on Wall Street on Friday, sending stock prices down broadly while the major averages finished mixed for the week.
Global stocks were mostly if modestly higher on Wednesday, enough to carry the S&P 500 to another all-time high.
Stocks dropped sharply and broadly on Thursday while bonds, metals and oil prices soared, sparked by escalating violence between Russia and Ukraine, including the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine, as well as renewed fighting between Israel and … Continue reading
Stock prices ambled higher on Friday, not very persuasively and certainly not enough to rescue what was the worst week for small-cap stocks in over two years. Bigger capitalization stocks generally held up better to this past week’s selling pressures. … Continue reading
Problems at a major Portuguese bank sparked a selloff in U.S. and European stocks early Thursday but share prices managed to close well above their lows of the day.
U.S. stocks ended a two-day skid while Treasury bonds kept their winning streak alive for a third day on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve provided more clarity about the ending of its quantitative-easing bond purchasing program.
Stock prices fell for a second day on Tuesday, a little more resolutely than Monday’s retreat. The Dow lost 118 points or 0.7%, falling to 16907 after two sessions in the rarefied air above 17000. The S&P 500 matched the … Continue reading
For the first time in four sessions, U.S. stock prices fell Monday, although the Dow Jones Industrials managed to hold above 17000. The Dow declined 0.3%, closing at 17024, down from 17068 last Thursday. The S&P 500 retreated 0.4% and, … Continue reading
U.S. stock prices rose another 0.5%-0.6% on Thursday, buoyed by one of the better employment reports in a while. Closing the holiday-shortened week at an all-time high of 17068, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed higher by 0.5%. The S&P … Continue reading