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Wall St flat, unable to hang onto gains  NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed in choppy trading on Thursday as investors found little reason to buy following weak results from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and rising tensions in the Middle East.   After stock index futures rose before the market opened, Wall Street dipped temporarily soon after the open on data from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank that showed business activity in mid-Atlantic states unexpectedly contracted.   The recent trend has been for stocks to struggle to hold onto even slight gains, as on Wednesday when they opened higher but slumped at midday and ended down more than 1 percent.   "There's nothing that suggests the economy is poised to free-fall or rally, and with all the uncertainty out there people are choosing to just take their 2012 gains now rather than December," said John Norris, managing director of wealth management with Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama.   Stil, the S&P 500 is up 8.2 ...

US stocks turn lower in early trade NEW YORK: US stocks turned lower in early trade Tuesday after an opening jump helped by good results from Cisco and Abercrombie & Fitch.   At 1545 GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 60.04 points (0.47 percent) at 12,696.14.   The broad-market S&P 500 fell 6.43 (0.47 percent) to 1,368.10, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite slipped 7.76 (0.27 percent) to 2,876.13.   The fall came ahead of a press conference by President Barack Obama in which he is expected ...
TSX steady as Spain bailout talk lifts oils, banks TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was trading steady at midday on Tuesday, snapping back from early losses, as energy and some financial stocks rose on speculation that Spain may be close to asking for a sovereign bailout, offsetting continuing US fiscal concerns.   The energy sector was up 0.11 percent, and financials were up 0.04 percent. Stocks that helped lead the market higher included Royal Bank of Canada, up 0.72 percent at C$56.31, and Talisman Energy Inc, ...
Wall St slips as Home Depot profit eases fiscal worry  NEW YORK : US stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with strong results from Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement company, countering fears about the "fiscal cliff," which investors see as a threat to economic growth.   Stocks opened lower but soon cut their losses sharply. Sectors tied to the pace of economic growth, including energy and banking, were among the weakest. Technology shares also were lower, pressured by weakness in Microsoft.   Dow component Home Depot Inc was ...
Shares, euro slide on Greece, US fiscal worries  NEW YORK: Global shares fell for a fifth straight day on Tuesday and the euro slid to a more than two-month low against the dollar after international lenders clashed over help for Greece, stoking fears the country's debt crisis could flare up anew.   Concern about the looming US "fiscal cliff," a series of budget cuts and tax hikes worth $600 billion that could risk pushing the economy back into recession, weighed on the S&P 500 and ...
US stocks slide on Greece, US worries  NEW YORK: US stocks sank in opening trade Tuesday amid worries about Greece's debt crisis and a US "fiscal cliff" of spending cuts and tax hikes at year-end expected to drag the economy into recession.   In the first five minutes of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 49.53 points (0.39 percent) at 12,765.55.   The broad-market S&P 500 dropped 7.75 points (0.56 percent) to 1,372.28, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite skidded 24.82 (0.85 percent) to 2,879.43.   "The fiscal ...
US stock futures fall on ‘fiscal cliff’ concerns  LONDON: US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 falling 0.5 to 0.7 percent on uncertainty over the fiscal dispute.   * US lawmakers return to the capital on Tuesday with a seven-week deadline to reach agreement over the "fiscal cliff" - scheduled tax hikes and budget cuts that threaten to trigger another recession.   * ICSC/Goldman Sachs release at 1245 GMT ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,083.80 0.02
Arrow Nasdaq 4,472.11 0.04
Arrow S&P 1,987.98 0.05
Arrow FTSE 6,821.46 0.34
Arrow DAX 9,794.06 0.42
Arrow CAC-40 4,410.65 0.78
Arrow Nikkei 15,284.42 0.29
Arrow H.Seng 24,141.50 0.71
Arrow Sensex 26,271.85 0.48

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