November 12th, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s biggest weekly retreat since June, as European finance ministers met to discuss Greek aid.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) slumped 1.3 percent after dropping for seven straight weeks. Facebook Inc. (FB) lost 1.1 percent on concern employees will start selling their shares when a prohibition on insider sales expires. Jefferies Group Inc. jumped 12 percent after Leucadia National Corp. (LUK) said it will buy the investment bank. Titanium Metals Corp. (TIE) surged 42 percent after Precision Castparts Corp. agreed to buy the maker of melted products.

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October 31st, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. equity markets will open today after the longest weather-related shutdown in more than a century, resuming after the New York Stock Exchange was spared by Hurricane Sandy as it swept through New York Oct. 29.

The decision was announced in statements by NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) and Bats Global Markets Inc. The NYSE’s headquarters are running on backup power and will keep using it if necessary all week, Larry Leibowitz, the chief operating officer, said in a phone interview. Fixed-income trading, halted at noon Oct. 29, will also reopen, under a recommendation by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Trading was canceled for four straight days in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and the New York exchange shut for seven days in 1933 during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s bank holiday.

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October 26th, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks declined, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on pace for a weekly decline, as investors watched economic and earnings reports.

Nine out of 10 groups in the S&P 500 (SPX) fell as financial and technology shares had the biggest losses. Apple Inc. (AAPL) tumbled 2.5 percent after forecasting earnings that fell short of analysts’ predictions. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT), the largest U.S. tiremaker, dropped 9.2 percent after reporting a profit that was below estimates. CA Inc. (CA), a maker of software for managing information technology, declined 8.9 percent after cutting its fiscal 2013 revenue forecast.

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