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Wall St ends flat after six-day rally, energy rises NEW YORK: US stocks ended a quiet session on Monday essentially unchanged as investors found few reasons to keep buying following a six-day rally in the S&P 500, though merger activity lifted energy shares.The S&P was coming off its longest streak of advances since mid-April, and both it and the Dow had closed at records on Friday. While Wall Street's uptrend is still viewed as intact, investors are looking for catalysts to deliver more robust gains, and recent economic data has been mixed. US May existing home sales rose at more than twice the rate of growth expected, while a preliminary read on June manufacturing hit its highest since May 2010. Other surveys of manufacturers gave positive signals for the global economic outlook, but dark clouds remained over Europe. "Right now we're digesting last week's gains and keeping an eye on all the economic data that's coming out this week," ...

TSX little changed as Iraq worries offset by positive data TORONTO: Canada's main stock index ended little changed on Monday as concerns about political instability in Iraq were offset by upbeat economic data from China and the United States.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 3.34 points, or 0.02 percent, at 15,105.63. Six of the 10 main sectors on the index were in the red. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
US stocks finish little changed on mixed data NEW YORK: US stocks on Monday finished little changed following mixed economic data as investors kept watch on continued unrest in major oil-producer Iraq.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 9.82 points (0.06 percent) to 16,937.26.The broad-based S&P 500 slipped 0.26 (0.01 percent) to 1,962.61, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tacked on a scant 0.64 (0.01 percent) to 4,368.68.HSBC's preliminary purchasing managers index (PMI) for China, which tracks activity in factories and workshops in the ...
US stocks reach new highs despite fears over Iraq NEW YORK: US stocks jumped to fresh records this week as the Federal Reserve's promise of continued low interest rates from the Federal Reserve offset turmoil in Iraq that lifted oil prices.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 171.34 (1.02 percent) to 16,947.08, while the S&P 500 shot up 26.71 (1.38 percent) to 1,962.87. Both stood at records at week's end.The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 57.39 (1.33 percent) to 4,368.04.Equities were in positive territory most ...
Dow, S&P 500 at records as investors eye Iraq, GE deal NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 edged to fresh records on Friday as the chances rose for GE's acquisition of parts of France's Alstom and fighting in Iraq sent oil prices higher.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 30.05 (0.18 percent) to 16,951.51, a new high.The S&P 500 advanced 3.56 (0.18 percent) to 1,963.04, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 8.71 (0.20 percent) to 4,368.04General Electric's campaign to buy Alstom's ...
US warns of investment risks in Chinese Internet firms WASHINGTON: Buying stock in online giant Alibaba or other Chinese Internet companies that bypass Beijing's restrictions on foreign ownership could be a big risk for investors, a US government panel warns.An agency that advises Congress on national security implications of the US-China trade and economic relationship raised the red flag this week, as Alibaba, the world's largest online retailer, prepares for its US stock listing.Alibaba, social networking giant Weibo and several other Chinese Internet firms ...
S&P 500 hits new record after Fed stays policy course NEW YORK: The S&P 500 on Wednesday bolted to a new record after the Federal Reserve left unchanged its policy of ultra-low interest rates and a taper of its stimulus program.At the closing bell, the S&P 500 jumped 14.99 points (0.77 percent) to 1,956.98. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 96.78 (0.58 percent) to 16,904.27, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 25.60 (0.59 percent) to 4,362.84.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,051.73 0.28
Arrow Nasdaq 4,424.70 0.17
Arrow S&P 1,973.63 0.23
Arrow FTSE 6,728.44 0.31
Arrow DAX 9,612.05 1.11
Arrow CAC-40 4,304.74 0.71
Arrow Nikkei 15,215.71 1.01
Arrow H.Seng 23,387.14 0.29
Arrow Sensex 25,715.17 0.29

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