US stocks gain on Fed, Scottish vote, Alibaba

2014-09-22 07:31

US stocks emerged stronger from the past week following a favourable Fed decision, rejection of Scottish independence and Alibaba's record stock offering.

Dow closes at record high

2014-09-18 07:46

The Dow hasclosed at a record high after the US Federal Reserve stuck to a plan to begin raising near-zero interest rates only in 2015.

S&P 500 rebounds with energy shares

2014-09-12 07:55

US stocks have recovered from early losses, with the S&P 500 managing a slight gain as energy prices and oil stocks turned higher and financials lent support.

US stocks drop as banks hit by tougher rules

2014-09-10 07:48

Wall Street stocks have fallen, pulled down by major banks after the Federal Reserve signalled more stringent capital requirements.

US stocks lower on data, Scotland vote

2014-09-09 07:49

US stocks have finished mostly lower following disappointing data from China and Japan, and the growing spectre of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom.

US stocks mixed as Apple tumbles

2014-09-04 07:54

US stocks have finished mixed as weakness in Apple and some other technology stocks offset hopes for a resolution to the Ukraine conflict.

Week ahead: Russia tension may boost US coal

2014-09-01 07:46

US coal company stocks could receive a lift if fading relations between Russia and West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply.

Wall St drifts to another record in flat trade

2014-08-28 07:54

US stocks ended little changed with the S&P 500 creeping up to another record closing high in a lethargic session, though some retail stocks traded heavily.

S&P hits new high but closes off 2 000 mark

2014-08-26 07:29

The S&P 500 index topped the 2 000 mark for the first time but slipped back to finish just below the benchmark.

US stocks mostly up as Fed debate deepens

2014-08-21 07:55

Wall Street stocks have finished mostly higher as US Federal Reserve minutes showed rising debate over recent improvements in the jobs market.

US stocks finish lower on weak German data

2014-08-13 07:36

Shares on Wall Street have finished lower following disappointing German economic data and ahead of a report on US retail sales.

US stocks rally despite Iraq, Ukraine tension

2014-08-09 12:05

US stocks have finished in the black for the week following a big end-of-week rally despite rising tensions over Ukraine and Iraq.

US stocks fall on correction fears, Ukraine

2014-08-06 07:37

US stocks have slipped sharply in a sell-off analysts attributed to anxiety about a Wall Street correction and worries that the conflict in Ukraine could worsen.

US stocks finish higher after previous rout

2014-08-05 07:51

US stocks have risen, recovering some ground lost last week when the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly decline since mid-2012.

S&P 500, Nasdaq up on Fed's rates stance

2014-07-31 07:55

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq have ended higher after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

US stocks little changed after big deals

2014-07-29 07:32

US stocks have finished mixed following prominent corporate deals and a drop in pending home sales as investors looked ahead to fresh earnings and labour data.

US stocks rise on housing report, earnings

2014-07-23 07:45

US stocks have finished higher following a busy day of corporate earnings and a report showing the highest level of existing-home sales in eight months.

US stocks end lower, market eyes earnings

2014-07-13 14:37

US stocks retreated this week following a light calendar of economic news punctuated by a brief mid-week swoon over troubles at a leading Portuguese bank.

Double-digit growth may return to US stocks

2014-07-07 07:55

After all the hoopla over the Dow topping 17 000, the market's next focus will be whether the coming earnings season can justify US shares' record run.

US stocks jump on strong auto sales

2014-07-01 18:45

Wall St stocks have barrelled higher in mid-morning trade following strong US auto sales for June and a mixed bag of other economic data.

US stocks dip, eye ECB, jobs report

2014-06-04 07:54

Wall Street stocks have retreated from records as investors looked ahead to the European Central Bank meeting and the monthly US jobs report.

S&P 500 at new record after solid US data

2014-05-28 07:54

The S&P 500 Tuesday notched a record close for the second straight session as US stocks rallied following some solid economic data.

US stocks flat as worry arises

2014-05-18 11:24

After notching records, US equity markets have finished the week essentially flat, but with some observers speaking anxiously about weakening sentiment.

EBay's first-quarter profit tops Wall Street

2014-04-30 12:45

EBay has posted a better-than-expected first-quarter profit, boosted by its PayPal payments unit.

US stocks gain on tech results, Apple soars

2014-04-24 16:03

US stock index futures are higher with Nasdaq jumping more than 1% following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook.


Dow, S&P 500 hit records on Alibaba momentum

2014-09-19 07:49

The Dow and S&P 500 have bolted to fresh records on continued momentum from the Federal Reserve decision and enthusiasm ahead of Alibaba's expected IPO.

US stocks gain on China stimulus reports

2014-09-17 07:57

Wall Street stocks have posted solid gains following reports of a new Chinese stimulus plan as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy announcement.

US stocks rise as Apple leads Nasdaq surge

2014-09-11 07:41

Enthusiasm about Apple's latest product launches has propelled US stocks higher, with the tech-rich Nasdaq posting the largest gains of the three major indices.

US market anxious ahead of big Apple event

2014-09-09 16:48

US stocks have fallen in early trade after Home Depot disclosed that hackers infiltrated its payment system and ahead of Apple's launch event.

Wall Street ahead: Leveraged ETFs lose favour

2014-09-08 07:48

Leveraged exchange-traded funds have lost their appeal as investors are finding costs excessive in a calm market that is not rewarding bets on wild daily swings.

US stocks end mixed ahead of jobs report

2014-09-03 07:48

Wall Street stocks have been mixed as investors digested August's gains in equities ahead of closely-watched central bank and labour market news.

Wall St loses ground on Ukraine worry

2014-08-29 09:27

US stocks have edged lower after tension between Ukraine and Russia snapped the focus of investors back to the volatile region, but US data helped curb losses

S&P 500 reaches 2 000 milestone

2014-08-27 07:48

The S&P 500 has finished above 2 000 for the first time, capping a steep climb from 676 in March 2009, when the market hit bottom during the Great Recession.

Asia shares gain ahead of Yellen speech

2014-08-22 07:50

Asian shares have lifted after the S&P 500 index notched up a new record high, as traders awaited a keynote speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

US stocks surge as Ukraine fears ease

2014-08-19 07:29

US stocks have rebounded from last week's Ukraine-linked setback as fears of a clash with Russia ebbed, with the Dow surging 1.1% and Nasdaq reaching a 14-year high.

Wall St ends up for second day on Russia hopes

2014-08-12 07:51

US stocks have ended higher, extending last week's rally as investors hoped Russian moves to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine would ease tensions.

US stocks fall on Iraq worries

2014-08-08 07:52

US stocks have finished lower as advances by jihadists in Iraq trumped encouraging labour-market data and spurred talk of possible military action by the US.

Wall Street banks take heart from loan exams

2014-08-05 11:00

Wall Street banks have found a US review of their junk-rated loans to have yielded similar results to last year, easing some concern among bankers.

US stocks tumble 2% in broad sell-off

2014-08-01 07:42

US stocks have plummeted in a broad sell-off attributed to factors which include weak eurozone data, the Argentine debt default and US corporate earnings.

US stocks finish lower on Russia sanctions

2014-07-30 07:37

US shares have finished lower after the United States and European Union broadened sanctions on Russia, overshadowing US economic data and earnings reports.

S&P 500 at new record on Apple earnings

2014-07-24 07:40

The S&P 500 has closed at a new record high after strong Apple earnings lifted the tech sector on a mixed day for stocks.

US stocks end lower on Ukraine, Gaza worries

2014-07-22 07:48

US shares have finished lower as geopolitical concerns weighed on sentiment during the first trading session of a busy week of corporate earnings reports.

US stocks end with modest losses

2014-07-11 07:40

US stocks have recovered from a sharp opening fall sparked by a Portugal bank scare and general investor caution to end with modest losses.

Wall Street hits new peaks after jobs data

2014-07-04 07:57

Wall Street shares have raced to fresh records on improving economic data, with the Dow Jones hitting above 17 000 for the first time.

US stocks finish higher despite Iraq fears

2014-06-15 14:21

US stocks have finished higher as investors weighed the implications of escalating sectarian violence in Iraq that has lifted oil prices to nine-month highs.

Dow, S&P end at new records

2014-06-03 07:53

The Dow and the S&P 500 have finished at record highs again after a closely watched read on US manufacturing was revised to show more strength than initially indicated.

S&P 500 closes above 1 900 for first time

2014-05-25 12:21

It's safe to say this bull does have long legs, says a chief market economist after the S&P 500 closed above 1 900 for the first time.

US stocks: Futures little changed

2014-05-02 15:15

US stock index futures have been little changed on caution ahead of the key US non-farm payrolls report.

Wall Street trips as Amazon tumbles

2014-04-27 12:40

US stocks have been pulled lower by a selloff in consumer discretionary stocks as and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings.

Earnings, economy buoy US stocks

2014-04-20 14:12

Positive overall quarterly earnings and some encouraging data on the economy protected US stocks from tensions over Ukraine and frail interest in tech stocks.

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