U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending declines in the final hour of trading, amid data showed manufacturing unexpectedly climbed last month and reports on holiday retail sales.
Emerging-market stocks dropped for the first time in four days as Petroleo Brasileiro SA led energy producers lower. Ukraine’s bond yields jumped to a record after police cracked down on the biggest protests since 2004.
Global equities completed the biggest back-to-back monthly gain in almost two years, beating all other assets in October, as U.S. lawmakers avoided a debt default and investors speculated the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus.
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a record, as sales at Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. beat estimates. Treasuries climbed amid bets the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus and Mexico’s peso climbed as the central bank signaled a halt to rate cuts.
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a record, as Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. sales beat estimates while a drop in consumer confidence added to speculation the Federal Reserve will delay scaling back monetary stimulus.
U.S. stocks rose, leaving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index less than 1 percent from a record, amid signs lawmakers could reach a deal before the government loses its ability to borrow money in three days.
U.S. stocks rose, erasing early losses, as Senate leaders in both parties said they are optimistic about ending a partial government shutdown and preventing the nation from breaching the debt ceiling in three days. The yen and gold pared gains.
Emerging-market stocks rose for a third day as gold producers followed the precious metal higher on speculation the Federal Reserve will maintain the pace of economic stimulus. Brazil’s real climbed to a four-month high.
U.S. stocks fell this week, dragging the Dow Jones Industrial Average below 10,000, as lower-than- estimated jobs growth and a worsening government debt crisis in Europe fueled concern the global economic recovery will slow.