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Dow, S&P 500 end lower following drop in energy shares NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 ended lower on Monday after a drop in energy shares, while the Nasdaq edged higher with Yahoo.The S&P 500's decline followed a record close on Friday. Energy led the day's decline, with the S&P energy index off 1.6 percent. Shares of Exxon Mobil fell 1.5 percent and Schlumberger's were down 2.1 percent, among the biggest drags on the S&P 500. A stronger dollar pushed dollar-denominated commodities lower. The US dollar rose to its highest in over a year, while US crude fell 0.7 percent. "What you have as much as anything, the market is just consolidating some recent gains," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. "The dollar is rallying and, as a consequence, you see the commodity complex getting clobbered. Energy is taking a blow, so that's making a dent." Helping the Nasdaq, shares of Yahoo jumped ...

Brazil stocks, currency drop on election anxiety RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian financial markets sold off on Monday on anxiety about the impact of a wide-reaching political that broke over the weekend involving politicians connected to the country's main presidential contenders ahead of the October elections.Shares of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA fell 4.6 percent after Brazilian news media reported that a jailed former executive of the company known as Petrobras named dozens of politicians who allegedly received kickbacks on its contracts.Brazil's ...
Scottish referendum fears slam pound; stocks fall: global markets NEW YORK: Scotland's threat to secede from the United Kingdom knocked the British pound to a 10-month low against the US dollar on Monday and sparked weakness in major stock markets already uncertain as to whether a cease-fire in Ukraine would hold.For the first time this year, an opinion poll showed that Scots may vote for independence next week in a referendum that could herald the break-up of Great Britain.The pound slumped and Britain's top ...
TSX down as oil, gold weigh on resource stocks TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as weaker commodities prices, including oil's drop below $100 a barrel, weighed on shares of energy and mining companies.Brent crude fell below the psychologically important $100 a barrel level before ending in three-digit territory, while gold also fell more than 1 percent to a three-month low.The Toronto index is dominated by resource stocks, and the heavyweight energy and materials sectors were the biggest drags, losing 1.5 percent ...
US stocks mostly lower on data, Scotland vote NEW YORK: US stocks Monday finished mostly lower following disappointing economic data from China and Japan and the growing specter of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,109.72, down 27.64 points (0.16 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 fell 6.28 (0.31 percent) to 2,001.43, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 9.39 (0.20 percent) to 4,592.29."US equities are taking a breather following a five-week rally," Wells ...
US stocks near flat; energy weighs on Dow, S&P 500 NEW YORK: Dow and S&P 500 are down at midday following a drop in energy shares, while the Nasdaq is up slightly.Shares of Exxon Mobil are down 1.2 percent, while shares of Chevron are down 0.7 percent, both among the biggest drags on the Dow and S&P 500. The S&P energy index is down 1.4 percent, the day's worst-performing sector as oil prices decline.Tech shares are rising, including Yahoo, which is up 2.6 percent and ...
Scotland vote fears slam pound; stocks falter: global markets NEW YORK: The threat of Scotland splitting from Britain knocked the pound to a 10-month low against the dollar on Monday and sparked caution across equity markets already uncertain about whether a cease-fire in Ukraine would hold.An opinion poll showed for the first time this year that Scots may vote for independence next week in a referendum that could herald the break-up of the United Kingdom.The pound slumped and Britain's top shares dropped further from ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,031.14 0.26
Arrow Nasdaq 4,518.90 1.07
Arrow S&P 1,984.13 0.07
Arrow FTSE 6,804.21 0.04
Arrow DAX 9,659.63 0.09
Arrow CAC-40 4,428.63 0.29
Arrow Nikkei 15,948.29 0.25
Arrow H.Seng 24,356.99 0.97
Arrow Sensex 26,816.56 0.90

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