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  • Wall St Ahead: Bears hibernate as stocks near record highs Jan 26, 2013 08:02 AM IST

    Wall St Ahead: Bears hibernate as stocks near record highs

    USA-STOCKS-WEEKAHEAD:Wall St Week Ahead: Bears hibernate as stocks near record highs

  • Wall St opens flat as investors eye earnings Jan 22, 2013 08:32 PM IST

    Wall St opens flat as investors eye earnings

    US stocks opened little changed on Tuesday as investors held back from making large bets at the start of a busy week for corporate earnings after major indexes notched five-year highs.

  • Global shares, oil prices rebound on US budget talk Jan 19, 2013 09:21 AM IST

    Global shares, oil prices rebound on US budget talk

    World equity and oil prices rebounded on Friday after Republican leaders of the US House of Representatives said they would seek to break a budget impasse next week, while the yen hit a 31-month low against the US dollar ahead of potential asset purchases by the Bank of Japan.

  • S&P 500 at five-year high with boost from data, eBay Jan 18, 2013 07:15 AM IST

    S&P 500 at five-year high with boost from data, eBay

    US stocks climbed on Thursday, with the S&P 500 advancing to a five-year intraday high on signs of strength in the housing and job markets and on better-than-expected results from online marketplace eBay

  • Wall Street hits five-year high at open on job data, eBay Jan 17, 2013 08:16 PM IST

    Wall Street hits five-year high at open on job data, eBay

    US stocks hit a five-year high at the open on Thursday after better-than-expected results from online marketplace eBay and as data showed first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a five-year low.

  • World shares fall but stay near recent highs Jan 14, 2013 10:52 PM IST

    World shares fall but stay near recent highs

    The euro hit an 11-month high against the dollar on Monday on fading prospects of an interest rate cut in Europe, while world equity markets ticked lower following gains that took them to more than one-year highs.

  • Wall St Week Ahead: Attention turns to financial earnings Jan 12, 2013 08:58 AM IST

    Wall St Week Ahead: Attention turns to financial earnings

    After over a month of watching Capitol Hill and Pennsylvania Avenue, Wall Street can get back to what it knows best: Wall Street.

  • Wall Street closes flat as rally slows, earnings eyed Jan 12, 2013 07:49 AM IST

    Wall Street closes flat as rally slows, earnings eyed

    US stocks ended little changed on Friday as investors took a step back from buying ahead of next week's busy corporate earnings calendar.

  • World stocks hover at 20-month highs Jan 12, 2013 02:48 AM IST

    World stocks hover at 20-month highs

    The euro on Friday rose against the dollar to its highest since April in the wake of encouraging remarks from the head of the European Central Bank, while an improving economic outlook held world stock prices near a 20-month high.

  • S&P 500 closes at 5-year high on economic data Jan 05, 2013 08:26 AM IST

    S&P 500 closes at 5-year high on economic data

    The benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index ended at a five-year high on Friday, lifted by reports showing employers kept up a steady pace of hiring workers and the vast services sector expanded at a brisk rate.

  • Sensex starts New Year on promising note, surges 132 points Jan 01, 2013 09:41 AM IST

    Sensex starts New Year on promising note, surges 132 points

    Stock markets opened on a promising note on the first trading day of 2013 with the BSE benchmark Sensex rising over 132 points in early trade on increased buying by funds as well as retail investors.

  • US stocks to see extreme volatility early 2013: Chartist Dec 26, 2012 09:00 AM IST

    US stocks to see extreme volatility early 2013: Chartist

    Trading the US stock indices during 2012 was not an easy task for some traders and 2013 may also pose challenges as the global economic outlook remains uncertain for growth.

  • US budget woes weigh on global stocks, yen falls Dec 25, 2012 06:58 AM IST

    US budget woes weigh on global stocks, yen falls

    The yen tumbled on Monday in an otherwise quiet day as a continued deadlock in US budget talks left an undercurrent of uncertainty in markets ahead of the Christmas break.

  • Wall Street ends shortened session lower Dec 24, 2012 11:46 PM IST

    Wall Street ends shortened session lower

    US stocks closed lower in a shortened session on Monday as investors continued to worry that Congress would be unable to reach a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff."

  • Wall Street closes lower after fiscal cliff setback Dec 22, 2012 08:12 AM IST

    Wall Street closes lower after fiscal cliff setback

    US stocks finished lower on Friday after a Republican plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" failed to gain sufficient support on Thursday night, draining hopes that a deal would be reached before 2013.

  • Wall Street rebounds on some 'cliff' progress Dec 21, 2012 08:50 AM IST

    Wall Street rebounds on some 'cliff' progress

    US stocks rebounded from early losses on Thursday, as stocks caught a bit of buying action after Republican House Speaker John Boehner said he would keep working on a solution to the "fiscal cliff" while also slamming President Barack Obama's approach to budget talks.

  • Global shares gain on hopes for cliff deal; gold tumbles Dec 21, 2012 07:20 AM IST

    Global shares gain on hopes for cliff deal; gold tumbles

    Global shares rose on Thursday as lawmakers in Washington continued to slog on in their negotiations over the US "fiscal cliff," while gold prices tumbled to their lowest level since August on a burst of year-end selling.

  • Wall Street falls as cliff talks sour, Dow loses 99 pts Dec 20, 2012 08:15 AM IST

    Wall Street falls as cliff talks sour, Dow loses 99 pts

    US stocks sold off late in the day to close at session lows on Wednesday as talks to avert a year-end fiscal crisis turned sour, even as investors still expect a deal.

  • Wall Street climbs on economy bets, Dow closes 116 pts up Dec 19, 2012 08:08 AM IST

    Wall Street climbs on economy bets, Dow closes 116 pts up

    US stocks rallied on strong volume on Tuesday, capping off the S&P 500's best two-day run in a month, on confidence that a deal would be struck in Washington to avoid painful spending cuts and tax hikes that could hurt the economy.

  • Optimism about cliff boost US markets; Dow gains 100 pts Dec 18, 2012 08:10 AM IST

    Optimism about cliff boost US markets; Dow gains 100 pts

    The S&P 500 ended at its highest level in almost two months on Monday on rising hopes that negotiations over the "fiscal cliff" were making progress and that a deal could be reached in days.

  • Dow, S&P 500 end up on jobs, but Apple drives Nasdaq down Dec 08, 2012 08:14 AM IST

    Dow, S&P 500 end up on jobs, but Apple drives Nasdaq down

    The Dow and the S&P 500 advanced modestly on Friday, though another sell-off in Apple depressed technology shares and kept the Nasdaq negative, overshadowing a sharply better-than-expected jobs report.

  • Asian shares steady on Obama 'fiscal cliff' comments Dec 06, 2012 06:16 AM IST

    Asian shares steady on Obama 'fiscal cliff' comments

    Asian shares were steady near 16-month highs on Thursday, supported by hopes that US lawmakers will reach a compromise to avoid the so-called 'fiscal cliff' of year-end tax hikes and spending cuts which threaten to push the US economy back into recession.

  • US markets close higher in short session, led by techs Nov 24, 2012 07:32 AM IST

    US markets close higher in short session, led by techs

    US stocks rose for a fifth day during a holiday-shortened, thinly traded session on Friday as investors picked up recently beaten-down shares of large technology companies.

  • Petrified by the fiscal cliff? Relax, it's just a slope Nov 19, 2012 10:36 AM IST

    Petrified by the fiscal cliff? Relax, it's just a slope

    The "fiscal cliff" sounds like a scary place. Headlines about "taxmaggeddon" are flashing on TV screens, next to clocks ticking down to January 1.

  • US markets end higher on rising hopes for fiscal deal Nov 17, 2012 08:13 AM IST

    US markets end higher on rising hopes for fiscal deal

    Hope that US politicians would find common ground to steer clear of the "fiscal cliff" boosted stocks on Friday, though the gains were not enough to offset the week's losses.

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