Wall Street for Jan. 21
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U.S. stock futures are mixed, portending a cautious opening as Greece holds another round of debt-reduction with its creditors.
Asian stock markets rose today amid signs that the U.S. economy was picking up steam, but European shares opened lower as nervous traders awaited results of crucial negotiations between debt-mired Greece and its lenders.
Another set of successful bond auctions in Europe and a decline in applications for unemployment benefits are pushing U.S. stock futures higher today.
World markets rose today as investors grew more comfortable with riskier assets such as stocks after a pledge by the IMF to help stave off a financial crisis and as hopes rose for an agreement on the restructuring of Greece's debt.
A surprisingly strong report on the housing market and the prospect of more cash for the International Monetary Fund to fight off a financial crisis powered stocks Wednesday to their highest close since last summer.
Federal authorities on Wednesday unveiled a massive insider trading case, charging a hedge fund co-founder with engineering a trade that earned a staggering $53 million in profits.
Wall Street futures are rising modestly on hopes the International Monetary Fund will get a cash infusion and ahead of a host of U.S. economic reports.
Asian stock markets rose, focused on expectations that China will loosen its monetary policy to boost growth. But European shares slid in early trading as the continent's debt crisis once again moved to the forefront.
U.S. stock futures are higher after a report showed strong growth in China.
Global stock markets rallied today as China's still robust growth in the final quarter of 2011 eased fears of an abrupt slowdown in world's second-largest economy.
Asian stocks sank today after a ratings downgrade rattled Europe and crucial talks aimed at nudging Greece toward solvency were mired in disagreement.
A rare disappointing earnings report from JPMorgan Chase battered bank stocks on Friday helped push the rest of the market lower. Rumors of imminent downgrades for the credit ratings of European governments drove the euro down and sent investors streaming into U.S. debt.
Wall Street futures are mostly edging lower after earnings fell at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co and missed expectations on weak investment-banking returns.
World stock markets rose today, driven higher by a successful bond issue in Europe that eased worries over the continent's sovereign debt crisis.
A drop in oil prices and strong bond auctions in Europe drove stocks to a slightly higher close Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose for the fourth straight day.
Stock futures gave up some gains after the government said retail sales rose just slightly in December and thousands of workers who landed holiday jobs are back on the unemployment line.
World stock markets wavered today amid inflation data in China that failed to meet expectations and fears of a possible recession in Europe.
U.S. stock futures are edging lower as worries about a recession in Europe are outweighing hopes that the U.S. economic recovery will gather steam and help corporate earnings.
World stock markets stalled today as worries that Europe's debt crisis was taking hold in its larger economies outweighed signs that the U.S. economy was strengthening.
U.S. stock futures are rising the morning after aluminum producer Alcoa issued an outlook that suggested improving prospects for the global economy.
World stocks rose today, assisted by an absence of bad financial news and signs that the U.S. economy may be strengthening.
Wall Street futures are slightly higher as the market looks to regain its early year momentum after a lackluster response to strong U.S. jobs numbers last Friday.
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