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US economy emerges from winter freeze

2014-04-17 09:06

The US economy is showing clear signs of emerging from the brutal winter with consumer spending picking up broadly, according to the Federal Reserve.

US: Gems disclosure violates free speech

2014-04-15 12:00

A US appeals court has struck down a ruling forcing firms to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from Africa, saying it violates free speech.

US oil reserves highest since 1970s

2014-04-11 16:48

US exploration and production companies are finding accumulations of crude and condensates twice as fast as they are producing them, data shows.

Wall St soars after Fed minutes signal support

2014-04-10 07:37

US stocks have rallied after minutes from the Federal Reserve's policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than investors had previously expected.

Bruised stocks sag before US earnings begin

2014-04-08 14:39

A three-day sell-off in world stocks has slowed as investors settled into position for the start of US earnings season.

US stocks drop as tech slump continues

2014-04-08 07:33

US stocks have slumped for a third day in a row as investors worried about whether high-flying technology stocks are overvalued and anticipated earnings season.

Wall St: overvalued shares face more pain

2014-04-07 07:37

After their worst week in several years, high-flying stocks that defied gravity throughout 2013 look like they're in for more punishment.

Global markets tense before US jobs data

2014-04-04 11:58

Investors have taken to the sidelines ahead of monthly US employment data, while the euro nursed losses.

US stocks retreat ahead of key jobs report

2014-04-04 07:54

US stocks have closed modestly lower as investors digested a series of economic data ahead of Friday's big jobs report for March.

S&P 500 rises to another record

2014-04-03 07:35

The S&P 500 reached a new high, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell just short of a record on another good day for stocks.

US stocks rally, S&P 500 hits record close

2014-04-02 07:52

The S&P 500 has closed at a new record as US stocks rallied following solid economic data and Federal Reserve reassurance of support for the recovering economy.

Tech stocks drive US market rebound

2014-04-01 07:38

US stocks have surged on the back of a rebound in technology stocks, helped by Yellen's assurance the Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy.

US jobs and Russia to rule Wall St this week

2014-03-31 07:47

US stock investors will take their cues this week from March jobs data and diplomacy to defuse East-West tensions over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

Tech slump leads US stocks lower

2014-03-27 07:47

US stocks finished lower with technology names tumbling the most after the market snubbed Facebook and King Digital's first day of trade as a public company.

US stocks fall as Fed hints at higher rates

2014-03-20 07:41

US stocks have dropped after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen offered a rough time-able for when the central bank could raise benchmark interest rates.

US stocks surge despite Ukraine vote

2014-03-18 07:26

US stocks have bolted higher, brushing off geopolitical concerns after a controversial vote by Crimea to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

US stocks dip, Nasdaq scores 4th straight loss

2014-03-12 07:33

US stocks have finished lower as the market retreated from last week's records and waited for news that might support further gains.

S&P 500 hits record on data, ECB

2014-03-07 08:31

US stocks have mostly risen, with the S&P 500 hitting a record after better-than-expected jobless claims data ahead of all-important payrolls report.

US stocks soar as Ukraine tensions ease

2014-03-05 07:33

US stocks have jumped and investors pushed the S&P 500 to its second record close in three days on signs of easing tensions over Ukraine.

Bulls drive S&P 500 to fresh record

2014-02-28 07:46

The S&P 500 has set a new record close as buyers pushed up stocks helped by a cautiously positive view of the economy from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

US stocks dip on weak data, JPMorgan outlook

2014-02-26 07:32

Wall Street stocks have fallen following weak US economic data and a mixed outlook from JPMorgan Chase on some of its key business units.

US stocks rise despite disappointing data

2014-02-14 07:57

US stocks have ended higher, shrugging off some disappointing retail sales and jobless claims data.

JPMorgan agrees $1.45m sexual harassment payout

2014-02-05 11:09

US banking giant JPMorgan Chase will pay $1.45m to settle charges that it permitted a sexually charged work environment.

Wall St stocks may face pain

2014-02-03 07:47

The retreat from emerging markets appears to have more room to run, as the factors that helped propel the market to record highs aren't providing enough support.


US stocks end higher after wild swings

2014-04-16 07:46

US stocks have finished higher after a wild swing lower, led by tech stocks that saw the Nasdaq Composite index down nearly 2% at one point.

US stocks up on Citi earnings, retail sales

2014-04-15 07:31

US stocks have risen decisively after a solid earnings report from Citigroup and encouraging retail sales data, reversing course after deep losses last week.

Tech stock anxiety leads to Nasdaq plunge

2014-04-11 07:38

Anxiety about pricey technology stocks has returned with a vengeance to Wall Street, sending the Nasdaq down more than 3.0% and sparking deep declines.

Nasdaq snaps losing streak

2014-04-09 07:35

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index has rallied, leading the market to its first day of gains after three straight losses.

Dollar slips on long easy-money prospects

2014-04-08 09:03

The dollar has fallen modestly against most major currencies as analysts saw little immediate prospect for tighter US monetary policy.

US stocks open lower, tech equities drop

2014-04-07 16:16

US stocks opened lower, following most international equity markets in a retreat sparked by concerns that the technology sector is overvalued.

Wall Street debates high-speed trades

2014-04-04 13:36

Regulators have sharpened scrutiny of high-speed trading on criticism that architects of the practice have rigged the market against ordinary investors.

US companies find other rewards for CEOs

2014-04-04 11:42

Major US companies are cutting back on glamorous luxuries follow pressure from shareholders, who have criticised over-the-top perks.

US stocks rise ahead of job report

2014-04-03 16:25

US stocks rose modestly in early trade as investors digested a series of economic data ahead of the jobs report.

US stocks edge higher after record close

2014-04-02 15:19

US stock index futures inched higher ahead of data on the labour market after the S&P 500 set its latest record high in the prior session.

Navara diesel for US...so what?

2014-04-01 15:10

Nissan diesels to change American driving - good news for the USA, old news for RSA...

Navara diesel for US...so what?

2014-03-31 15:53

Nissan diesels to change American driving - good news for the USA, old news for RSA...

US stocks end choppy session in red

2014-03-28 07:28

US stocks have closed in the red, with the tech-rich Nasdaq leading the losses for a second straight day as investors weighed a batch of mixed economic data.

US stocks finish higher

2014-03-26 07:44

US stocks have finished higher as biotechnology companies and other high-tech equities steadied following a two-day skid.

US stocks rise despite Russia's Ukraine move

2014-03-19 07:40

US stocks have barrelled higher, despite Russia's move to absorb Crimea following a controversial weekend vote by the region to secede from Ukraine.

US stocks mixed as focus on Ukraine

2014-03-13 07:36

US stocks have finished mixed as cautious investors kept an eye on the Ukraine crisis and awaited more information on the direction of the economy.

S&P dips after record; China data, Boeing weigh

2014-03-11 07:39

US stocks have slipped, weighed down by soft data out of China and Boeing's latest production setback.

S&P 500 reaches new peak

2014-03-07 07:36

The S&P 500 jumped to a new record high on a mixed day for stocks as investors looked ahead to the monthly jobs report.

US stocks sink on Ukraine worries

2014-03-04 07:36

US stocks have fallen sharply as investors recoiled from equities in the face of mounting tensions over Ukraine.

US stocks edge higher ahead of Yellen testimony

2014-02-27 08:35

US stocks have finished with modest gains as investors looked ahead to Thursday's congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

S&P 500 narrowly misses record as stocks rise

2014-02-25 07:41

US stocks have finished higher as a February rally accelerated amid continued strength of some high-flying technology equities.

US stocks snap four-day winning streak

2014-02-13 07:46

US shares have finished mostly lower, ending a four-day winning streak for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

US economy could be stuck in slow lane

2014-02-10 07:40

The US economy may be in the doldrums for years to come, with two straight weak job reports raising doubts about predictions of breakout growth in 2014.

Wall St suffers worst drop since June

2014-02-04 07:25

US stocks have slumped after weaker-than-expected data on the factory sector provided investors with the latest reason to move away from riskier assets.

US stocks jump on GDP, Facebook results

2014-01-31 07:28

US stocks have bolted higher on the strength of a solid report on US growth and banner results from Facebook that raised hopes about other technology giants.

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