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  • U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Treasuries Gain on Economic Data

    Updated 28 minutes ago

    U.S. stocks fluctuated, ending a six-day advance in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and Treasuries rose as reports showed weakness in home sales and global manufacturing. Gold climbed from a 10-week low.

  • U.S. Stocks Fluctuate After Rally Amid Earnings, Data

    Updated 1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index completed its longest winning streak since September, as investors weighed earnings from AT&T Inc. to Boeing Co. and a home-sales gauge unexpectedly fell.

  • Industrial Stocks Take ETF Bounty

    With Twitter Inc. down 32 percent, high-frequency traders getting pilloried and biotechnology shares closing in on a bear market, investors can be forgiven for some nostalgia.

  • U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Earnings as Jobless Claims Decline

    U.S. stocks rose, sending benchmark indexes to their best gains this year, as claims for unemployment benefits fell and earnings from Walt Disney Co. to Akamai Technologies Inc. surpassed estimates.

  • U.S. Stocks Drop on Fed Bets Amid Budget Talks, Data

    U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index reached a record, as investors weighed federal budget negotiations and better-than-estimated economic data to gauge the timing of any Federal Reserve stimulus cuts.

  • U.S. Stocks Rise Amid World Bank Forecast as Banks Rally

    U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index erasing a loss for 2014 to close at a record, as the World Bank lifted its global growth forecast and Bank of America Corp.’s profit spurred a rally in financial shares.

  • U.S. Stocks Fall for Third Day After Slower Services Data

    U.S. stocks fell for a third day, the longest stretch of declines to start a year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index since 2005, after slower-than-forecast growth in service industries.

  • Commodities Fall as Treasuries Climb; Dow Rises to Record

    Silver, heating oil and gold led declines in commodities while Treasuries rose and U.S. benchmark stock indexes traded at or near all-time highs. European equities retreated from the highest level since 2008 while Italian bonds advanced as the nation sold debt.

  • U.S. Stocks Drop as Data, Profits Fuel Fed Taper Bets

    U.S. stocks fell, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreating from a record, as corporate earnings and an improving economy fueled speculation the Federal Reserve will reduce stimulus next month.

  • U.S. Stock Futures Sink, Treasuries Rally on GDP

    U.S. stock-index futures extended losses and Treasuries rallied after gross domestic product grew less than estimated in the second quarter, adding to concern the economic rebound is slowing as the federal government inches closer to default. Gold gained.

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