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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 world's second-biggest economy, came in at 50.8 in June, the highest level since November.But Markit Economics said its eurozone composite PMI for June slipped to 52.8 points from 53.5 in May, the weakest level since December.In the US, the National Association of Realtors said existing-home sales rose 4.9 percent in May from April to an annual rate of 4.89 million units.Oil prices dipped as investors noted that turmoil in Iraq has yet to directly disrupt ...

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 ...
US stocks little changed as investors eye Fed NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were little changed in early trade on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve later in the day.About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 2.02 points (0.01 percent) to 16,806.47.The broad-based S&P 500 gained 2.44 (0.13 percent) to 1,944.43, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost 2.28 (0.05 percent) at 4,334.95.The Fed announcement, scheduled for 1800 GMT, is expected ...
US stocks finish higher ahead of Fed announcement NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Tuesday finished higher as investors weighed continued violence in Iraq with mixed US economic data and looked ahead to a Federal Reserve policy statement Wednesday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 27.48 points (0.16 percent) to 16,808.49.The broad-based S&P 500 gained 4.21 (0.22 percent) to 1,941.99, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index increased 16.13 (0.37 percent) to 4,337.23.Violence in Iraq remained in focus as fighting approached Baghdad, the Iraqi prime minister ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,960.57 0.72
Arrow Nasdaq 4,449.56 0.50
Arrow S&P 1,978.34 0.48
Arrow FTSE 6,791.55 0.44
Arrow DAX 9,644.01 1.53
Arrow CAC-40 4,330.55 1.82
Arrow Nikkei 15,457.87 1.13
Arrow H.Seng 24,216.01 0.31
Arrow Sensex 26,126.75 0.55

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