NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday on rising tension in Ukraine, which helped erase earlier gains spurred by better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market.
NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday on rising tension in Ukraine, which helped erase earlier gains spurred by better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new filings for jobless benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting the economy was regaining strength after an abrupt slowdown caused by severe weather.
* Reports show economy starting to recover from winter's blow
Moody's notes retail sales in February were strongest in less discretionary categories like ..... be recovered and thinks Q1 results will trail current forecasts. Retail sales were only up 1.3% in February from a year ago. That sluggish
NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday on better-than-expected U.S. retail sales and jobless claims data, but lingering concerns over China's economy and...
on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second day of gains, following better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market, though worries about Ukraine and the health of China's economy curbed the advance.
Dow +0.21% to 16375. S&P +0.2% to 1872. Nasdaq +0.31% to 4336. Treasurys: 30-year -0.17% . 10-yr -0.18% . 5-yr -0.13% . Commodities: Crude -0.02% to $97.97. Gold -0.23% to $1367.3. Currencies: Euro +0.32% vs. dollar. Yen -0.05% . Pound -0.47% . 1 comment!
boost from better than expected readings on February retail sales and weekly jobless claims ; S&P and Dow +0.2% , Nasdaq +0.3% . The retail sales data may indicate that the economy is beginning to rebound
Department store sales outpaced overall retail sales in February with a 0.7% M/M gain. A pickup in traffic during the last half of the month helped sales, but the category showed