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2015/1/14
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Retail sales drop in December; Copper plunges on World Bank view NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures crashed on Wednesday, after surprisingly weak December retail sales triggered fears that falling oil prices are not having a desired positive effect on consumer spending.
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2014/12/24
By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Weekly jobless claims drop to lowest level in 7 weeks NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street Wednesday, building on five straight days of advances that sent both the S&P 500 and Dow industrials to record levels.
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2014/12/3
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Markets expected to take a breather from commodity watching NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures moved slightly lower on Wednesday following weaker-than-expected data on private-sector hiring and productivity.
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2014/11/26
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Consumer prices, spending and new-home sales all on tap MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures made small advances on Wednesday, the last full day of trading ahead of the Thanksgiving break, ahead of a barrage of data on consumer prices, new-home sales and other indicators.
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2014/12/2
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Oil, gold give up gains NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks were pointing to a rebound on Tuesday after a bruising on Monday, but a big retreat in commodity prices was putting some pressure on premarket gains.
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2014/12/16
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Russia hikes rates to 17%, stocks collapse MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street was bracing for a volatile day on Tuesday, with stock futures erasing earlier gains as a renewed plunge in oil prices and a sharp rise in Russian interest rates roiled financial markets.
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By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures signaled modest losses for Wall Street on Friday, with the pullback coming after news of New York's first reported case of Ebola.
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2014/11/20
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch European PMI data was weakest in 16 months MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Stock futures fell Thursday after a batch of weak economic indicators from Europe and China, with the U.S. also set for a big day of data on manufacturing, consumer prices and existing-home sales.
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2014/12/8
By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Merck & Co.
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2015/1/6
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were lower Tuesday, a day after a brutal selloff, as a renewed slide in oil prices promised more pressure ahead.
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2014/12/9
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Global stocks under pressure, yuan suffers record loss MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a rough start for Wall Street on Tuesday, amid fresh speculation the Federal Reserve may be close to pulling back its pledge to keep rates low, and sagging global markets, with China particularly hard hit.
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2014/12/29
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were pointing to a lower and quieter start on Wall Street Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average at risk of losing its grip on the 18,000 handle it reached last week.
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2014/12/1
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Weak Black Friday sales could hit retailers NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were pointing to a lower open on Monday, as traders return from holiday to a string of dour headlines.
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2014/12/8
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Merck & Co.
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2014/10/29
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Stock futures largely stuck to the flat line ahead of a decision from the Federal Open Market Committee, though technology stocks look set to see pressure as Facebook Inc. shares fell after results.
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2014/11/19
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Staples, Lowe's shares rise in wake of results MADRID (MarketWatch) -- On the heels of yet another record session for major U.S. indexes, futures traded cautiously Wednesday, ahead of minutes of the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting that could shed light on policy makers' thinking.
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2014/12/4
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Sears, Dollar General, other retailers due ahead of the bell LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks were pointing to a flat start for Wall Street on the heels of another record-breaking session, with investors keeping an eye on a European Central Bank news conference, the latest moves in the energy sector and weekly jobless claims data.
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2014/12/4
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Sears, Dollar General, other retailers due ahead of the bell LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks were pointing to a flat start for Wall Street on the heels of another record-breaking session, with investors keeping an eye on a European Central Bank news conference, the latest moves in the energy sector and weekly jobless claims data.
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2014/10/29
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Stock futures looked flat ahead of a decision from the Federal Open Market Committee that is expected to spell the end of its bond-buying program.
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2014/11/18
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Grantham: Another 10% run and then S&P will crash NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures traded in a narrow range, switching between small gains and losses on Tuesday, as market reaction to inflation data, as well as news of a snap election in Japan and better-than-expected data from Germany, has been largely muted.
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2014/10/30
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower start for Wall Street on Thursday, after what most see as a more hawkish view out of the Federal Reserve.
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2014/12/19
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Bonds, equity markets still diverging on Fed view MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street was pointing to further gains on Friday, with stock futures rising a day after the market's record-busting session, as equity investors continued to embrace the "patient" Federal Reserve view.
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2014/11/7
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pushed higher on Friday, after key payrolls data showed the economy added 214,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate ticked down to 5.8% Just as Wall Street was hoping, the number - below the consensus of 243,000 - neither shows the recovery is stalling nor that the economy is overheating.
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2014/11/14
By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Baker Hughes climbs 7% premarket on Halliburton interest NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures had been heading higher Friday but have been struggling to sustain its positive momentum stronger-than-expected retails sales data were released in the morning.
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2014/12/24
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street looks set for a higher open Wednesday, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a shiny new record high, and with weekly updates on labor and oil due in the abbreviated Christmas Eve session.
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2015/1/20
By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Morgan Stanley disappoints; Delta and Halliburton top estimates NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures climbed on Tuesday, in part driven by hopes that European Central Bank will announce its bond-buying program this week.
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2015/1/13
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Alcoa shares rise after results NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were bolstered Tuesday by continuing signs that the European Central Bank will need to implement quantitative easing soon, though a slide in crude oil prices to below $45 a barrel is hemming in those gains.
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2014/12/15
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Empire State manufacturing index falls to negative 3.6 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures trimmed gains slightly on Monday after a weaker-than-expected reading on manufacturing activity in New York State.
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2014/11/5
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street was poised for a stronger start on Wednesday, with stock futures gaining after Republicans retook control of the Senate after a string of midterm election victories on Tuesday.
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2014/11/24
By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch OPEC meeting in focus this week NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures built on their multi-week run of gains on Monday, as investors were still reacting positively to liquidity actions from China's central bank last week.
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