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  • 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.

  • How significant are Bernanke's targets? Dec 13, 2012 01:10 PM IST

    How significant are Bernanke's targets?

    The Federal Reserve's pledge on Wednesday to continue its easing bias may have broadly met expectations, but its historic move to set numerical targets took many by surprise.

  • 10 things you should know before the opening bell Dec 12, 2012 08:39 AM IST

    10 things you should know before the opening bell

    The US stocks finished in positive territory, with the Dow logging a five-day win streak, but off their session highs after senate majority leader Harry Reid threw cold water on the ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations saying that it will be hard to reach a budget deal by Christmas.

  • Fiscal cliff pressures stocks; euro near seven-week high Dec 05, 2012 01:52 AM IST

    Fiscal cliff pressures stocks; euro near seven-week high

    US stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors fretted about Washington's ability to avoid a year-end budget crisis, but a Greek plan to buy back debt pushed the euro near a seven-week high.

  • Stocks and euro pare advance on Boehner comments Nov 30, 2012 08:07 AM IST

    Stocks and euro pare advance on Boehner comments

    US stocks and the euro pared some gains on Thursday after top Republican lawmaker John Boehner said there had been no substantive progress in the last two weeks in talks to reach a budget deal.

  • Wall Street climbs on optimism over fiscal deal Nov 29, 2012 08:36 PM IST

    Wall Street climbs on optimism over fiscal deal

    US stocks rose in early trading on Thursday on optimism that Congress was progressing toward a fiscal agreement in Washington that would avert a possible recession.

  • Wall Street declines after France downgrade, HP charge Nov 20, 2012 08:42 PM IST

    Wall Street declines after France downgrade, HP charge

    US stocks fell on Tuesday as a credit downgrade of France by ratings agency Moody's and a huge accounting charge by Hewlett-Packard gave investors reasons to pull money off the table after a two-day rally.

  • Wall St ends flat as wary investors stay defensive Nov 16, 2012 03:26 AM IST

    Wall St ends flat as wary investors stay defensive

    US stocks were little changed on Thursday as the prospect of a drawn-out battle over impending tax and spending changes made investors wary of getting into the water, while retailer Wal-Mart tumbled after disappointing sales.

  • Fiscal uncertainty, Middle East weigh on Wall Street Nov 15, 2012 01:56 AM IST

    Fiscal uncertainty, Middle East weigh on Wall Street

    U.S. stocks fell 1 percent on Wednesday as investors worried over U.S. budget negotiations and a flare-up of violence in the Middle East.

  • Microsoft drives Wall Street lower; Dow ends 60 pts down Nov 14, 2012 08:10 AM IST

    Microsoft drives Wall Street lower; Dow ends 60 pts down

    US stocks sold off late in the session on Tuesday, led by a slide in 6Microsoft shares, though retailers were a notable bright spot after Home Depot raised its outlook.

  • S&P 500 and Nasdaq inch higher, fiscal cliff a concern Nov 12, 2012 09:42 PM IST

    S&P 500 and Nasdaq inch higher, fiscal cliff a concern

    US stocks mostly ticked higher on Monday, but persistent concerns about the upcoming debate on the fiscal cliff limited gains even after last week's steep sell-off.

  • Wall Street drops more than 2% Nov 07, 2012 09:42 PM IST

    Wall Street drops more than 2%

    US stocks extended losses, with all three major stock indexes dropping more than 2 percent and the S&P 500 falling below 1,400 for the first time since September 4 on Wednesday, a day after the re-election of President Barack Obama, as comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi weighed on sentiment.

  • Cues & views you should know before the opening bell Oct 26, 2012 08:20 AM IST

    Cues & views you should know before the opening bell

    The US stocks closed higher lifted by energy and some better-than-expected economic reports from earlier in the session. However, rumors that ratings agency Fitch may come out with a statement on a US downgrade put a lid on gains.

  • Weak Google results hit tech stocks, drag Wall St down Oct 19, 2012 08:36 AM IST

    Weak Google results hit tech stocks, drag Wall St down

    US stocks fell on Thursday, with technology stocks hit hard after Google's surprisingly weak earnings - released prematurely during the trading day - disappointed investors.

  • US markets end flat as Spain factor fades; oil up Sep 22, 2012 06:16 AM IST

    US markets end flat as Spain factor fades; oil up

    US stocks and the euro ended a week of slight moves with limited action on Friday, as a late-day sell-off on Wall Street indicated continued concerns about the economy's growth prospects and Europe's debt crisis.

  • Nikkei edges up from Thursday's sell-off Sep 21, 2012 03:00 PM IST

    Nikkei edges up from Thursday's sell-off

    Japan's Nikkei average edged up on Friday, rebounding from a sharp drop in the previous session as investors took comfort from steadiness in US stocks, shrugging off fears over soft manufacturing data from China, Europe and the United States.

  • Wall Street up on Fed, Apple at all-time high Sep 14, 2012 11:36 PM IST

    Wall Street up on Fed, Apple at all-time high

    MARKETS-USA-STOCKS-APPLE-FED:Wall Street up on Fed, Apple at all-time high

  • Euro edges lower ahead of ECB meeting, shares choppy Sep 05, 2012 05:46 PM IST

    Euro edges lower ahead of ECB meeting, shares choppy

    The euro dipped against the dollar, while European share trading was volatile on Wednesday as investors grew more cautious ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting and a US jobs report.

  • Wall Street retreats on eve of Bernanke speech Aug 31, 2012 07:02 AM IST

    Wall Street retreats on eve of Bernanke speech

    US stocks fell on Thursday after several days of muted trading as investors took a defensive posture before Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-awaited speech on Friday.

  • Wall Street gains on stimulus hopes, but ends week lower Aug 25, 2012 06:38 AM IST

    Wall Street gains on stimulus hopes, but ends week lower

    Stocks climbed on Friday on news the European Central Bank is considering setting targets in a new bond-buying program that could help contain euro-zone borrowing costs and on hopes of more stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

  • Wall Street dips, focus on euro zone Aug 24, 2012 07:56 PM IST

    Wall Street dips, focus on euro zone

    US stocks slipped on Friday after Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany, as well as France, want Greece to stay in the euro zone but that Athens must meet its commitments.

  • Wall Street opens lower as stimulus hopes dim Aug 23, 2012 07:22 PM IST

    Wall Street opens lower as stimulus hopes dim

    US stocks opened lower on Thursday as expectations were dampened for further stimulus from the Federal Reserve and overseas data pointed to a slowing global economy.

  • Wall Street ends flat on low volume; retail sales up 0.8% Aug 15, 2012 07:29 AM IST

    Wall Street ends flat on low volume; retail sales up 0.8%

    US stocks ended little changed on Tuesday in what investors described as a fatigued market after the S&P 500 rose in seven of the past eight sessions.

  • Will a strong dollar finally be good sign for stocks? Aug 11, 2012 12:15 PM IST

    Will a strong dollar finally be good sign for stocks?

    The weak dollar-strong stocks trade that has dominated markets for the past three years has been breaking down, providing hopes that greenback gains don't have to be a bad thing for equity investors.

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