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In a day heavy with economic reports and forecasts, U.S. stocks finished largely unchanged while foreign stocks continued to rise.
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
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. 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
U.S investors appeared to take an early start to the July 4 holiday weekend, if the narrowly mixed performance of the major averages on Wednesday is any indication.
Stocks were narrowly mixed on Thursday after trading in a narrow band all day.
Relatively low levels of volatility continue in the stock, bond and currency markets, and now even the labor market is marching along, in line with expectations. The Labor Department practically hit Street expectations on the nose with Friday’s report on … Continue reading
Led by small-cap and tech stocks, U.S. stocks were broadly higher on Thursday as the European Central Bank, as largely expected, rolled out a series of measures to boost inflation and the euro zone economy, including moving to a negative … Continue reading
U.S. stocks were modestly higher and international markets narrowly mixed on Wednesday as investors and traders bided their time ahead of Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. employment report for May.
Undeterred by a revised first-quarter GDP figure that was even worse than already lowered expectations, U.S. stocks rose higher on Thursday.