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By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks nudged higher on Monday, sending the S&P 500 to a record close, as investors were largely unfazed by a trio of Federal Reserve officials suggesting a stimulus reduction could come next week.
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By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending their losing streak to four straight sessions.
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2013/12/23
By Anora Mahmudova NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock indexes closed at all-time highs, extending their record run as consumer-spending data reinforced perceptions that the U.S. economic recovery is poised to accelerate in 2014.
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2013/11/15
By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks stepped higher on Friday, lifting the S&P 500 and Dow industrials to record closes again, as investors continued to find encouragement in Janet Yellen's support for the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts.
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2013/10/29
By Victor Reklaitis and Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks finished higher Tuesday with both blue-chip stocks and the S&P 500 index setting record closing highs, as results from Pfizer Inc. and an International Business Machines stock buyback stoked momentum.
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By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed toward record closes Wednesday, led by a jump in shares of Microsoft Corp.
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2013/12/24
By Anora Mahmudova NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended higher on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 rising to record closes after an upbeat report on durable-goods orders.
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By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average joined a rally in European equities on Wednesday, with each benchmark working on achieving a record close.
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By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average joined a rally in European equities on Wednesday, with each benchmark working on achieving a record close.
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By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks stepped higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average achieving record closes, after better-than-expected reports on consumer sentiment, employment and Chicago-area business conditions.
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2013/11/6
By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average joined a rally in European equities on Wednesday, putting the two benchmarks on track for record closes.
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By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Monday after activist investor Carl Icahn said he's "very cautious" on equities and they could experience a "big drop." For the first time ever, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) and S&P 500(SPX) rose above the milestone levels of 16,000 and 1,800, respectively.
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2014/1/10
By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended mostly higher on Friday, managing to erase losses that had followed a weaker-than-expected jobs report, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite recording their first weekly gains this year.
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2013/10/28
By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock indexes posted a narrowly mixed finish in choppy trading Monday, with the S&P 500 setting a record high for a second straight session after an industrial-production reading beat expectations but a pending-home-sales gauge missed forecasts.
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By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Investors will need to fasten their seat belts in the coming week because whether or not the government shuts down Tuesday, the process is going to be bumpy.
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2014/3/23
By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Corporate share buybacks, which have risen to record amounts along with market highs, may begin to lose their luster for investors as an earnings booster as the end of cheap debt nears and fundamental growth gets more scrutiny.
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By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A number of warning signals are flashing in the stock market, and while not indicative of an imminent crash, they're telling investors to exercise caution, say market strategists.
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By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Stock futures moved cautiously higher on Friday as investors waited to see if bad winter weather took a toll on job creation in January, and as they reached the end of a volatile week that's set to leave major indexes with moderate losses.
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2013/11/3
By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Stock investors are sitting fat, happy--and nervous.
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By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Investors are bracing for a turbulent week ahead when Federal Reserve policymakers decide whether to start winding down their bond-buying program.
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By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- After the worst week for stocks in over a year, investors face a Federal Reserve meeting, an earnings deluge including Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc., plus a host of economic data.
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2013/11/6
By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Wednesday, with the Dow industrials achieving a closing high as blue-chip Microsoft jumped 4%. The gains came after European equities advanced, helped by factors such as a strong reading on U.K. factories and hopes the European Central Bank may take further easing measures on Thursday.
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2014/1/5
By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Investors this week will look at what the Federal Reserve used as a trigger to taper its asset purchases, and whether jobs data back that decision, while focusing more on company fundamentals as earnings season ramps up.
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2013/10/30
By Victor Reklaitis U.S. stocks made another move higher Wednesday as investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement, helped by a weaker-than-expected ADP jobs report that bolstered bets on the Fed maintaining its accommodative polices.
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2013/10/31
By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks retreated further on Thursday, extending their losses from the previous session that were sparked by a less-dovish-than-expected statement from the Federal Reserve.
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2013/10/22
By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks gained on Tuesday, further propelling the S&P 500's record rise, as the September nonfarm-payrolls report supported the notion that the Federal Reserve's monthly bond purchases would continue into next year.
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2014/2/20
By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks finished with solid gains on Thursday after a choppy start to the session, shaking off losses that came amid downbeat reports from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve, China and Europe.
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2013/11/12
By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended with modest losses on Tuesday, with the Dow industrials retreating from the previous session's record close.
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By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks declined on Monday, with the Dow industrials and S&P 500 extending a two-week losing streak amid a stalemate on Capitol Hill over preventing a government default.
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