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December 23rd, 2014

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) rose above 18,000 for the first time as faster-than-forecast growth in gross domestic product boosted confidence in the economy as the Federal Reserve pledges patience with interest rate increases.

Technology companies have had some of the biggest gains in the Dow this year with Intel Corp. rising more than 43 percent and Microsoft Corp. jumping 28 percent. Consumer companies such as Home Depot Inc., Walt Disney Co. and Nike Inc. have also risen at least 22 percent to lead the 30-stock gauge’s advance.

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August 8th, 2014

U.S. stocks rose, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to the lowest level since April yesterday, as a report that Russia wants to de-escalate the crisis in eastern Ukraine outweighed American airstrikes in Iraq.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index added 0.2 percent to 1,913.70 at 9:32 a.m. in New York. The Dow gained 40.01 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,408.28.

“The market is looking abroad today–at Russia and Iraq, and with Russia it’s going to be a little bit of relief for the market rather than anything else,” John Manley, who helps oversee about $233 billion as chief equity strategist for Wells Fargo Funds Management in New York, said in a phone interview. “In Iraq, the market is looking at whether this situation will affect the oil flow.”

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August 4th, 2014

U.S. stocks climbed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from the biggest weekly loss in two years, as Portugal announced a bailout for Banco Espirito Santo SA and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) beat earnings estimates.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway rose 1.8 percent as results improved at operating businesses including auto insurer Geico, railroad BNSF and the energy unit.

The S&P 500 advanced 0.2 percent to 1,928.92 at 9:31 a.m. in New York.

“We’re seeing a reprieve of geopolitical concerns, which is modestly emboldening risk-taking for today,” Chad Morganlander, a money manager at St. Louis-based Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., which oversees about $160 billion, said in a phone interview. “The economy overall is moving forward with better-than-expected earnings, and we see an upward bias continuing over the next couple of months.”

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June 26th, 2014

U.S. stocks dropped as data showed consumer spending grew less than forecast in May and a Federal Reserve official said interest rates may rise by March. Treasuries climbed with emerging-market equities and oil slid.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 0.1 percent to 1,957.22 at 4 p.m. in New York, paring an earlier drop of as much as 0.8 percent. The yield on 10-year Treasuries fell three basis points to 2.53 percent, the lowest level in three weeks. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined less than 0.1 percent, erasing an earlier advance of 0.3 percent. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index jumped 0.6 percent. Oil slid 0.6 percent to a two-week low and gold futures lost 0.4 percent.

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May 30th, 2014

U.S. stocks fell, after the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record, as a report showed an unexpected decline in consumer spending last month.

The S&P 500 slipped 0.1 percent to 1,918.66 at 9:31 a.m. in New York. Dow Jones Industrial Average contracts lost 18.11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,680.63.

The S&P 500 yesterday climbed to its highest level on record, taking its 2014 gains to 3.9 percent. The gauge has rebounded 5.8 percent since a selloff in small-cap and Internet shares spread to the broader market and dragged the gauge to a two-month low in April. It has advanced 1.9 percent in May, heading for its fourth consecutive monthly increase.

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May 5th, 2014

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks fell, following weekly gains for benchmark indexes, as financial shares declined while a measure of Chinese manufacturing missed estimates and violence spread in Ukraine.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the world’s biggest investment bank by revenue, declined 2.8 percent after saying a trading slump has deepened.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 0.6 percent to 1,870.86 at 9:32 a.m. in New York.

“We are still overweight equities, but we know where the risks are,” said Joost van Leenders, who helps oversee about $650 billion as a strategist at BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Amsterdam. “We had good years for equities but the mood among investors seems to have changed a bit from risk-on to profit taking.”

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September 30th, 2013

U.S. stocks slid, paring a quarterly gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as a stalemate over the federal budget increased the likelihood of a government shutdown.

All 10 main industries in the S&P 500 dropped, with financial, telephone and energy shares falling the most. Microsoft Corp. retreated 1.1 percent to lead declines among the largest companies.

The S&P 500 fell 0.5 percent to 1,683.74 at 11:01 a.m. in New York, after declining as much as 1 percent earlier in the day. The benchmark gauge has added 3.1 percent this month, extending its quarterly gain to 4.8 percent, as the Federal Reserve kept its $85 billion of monthly bond-buying. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 103.14 points, or 0.7 percent, to 15,155.10 today. Trading in S&P 500 stocks was 2.1 percent below the 30-day average at this time of day.

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May 22nd, 2013

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stock futures rose, after equity benchmarks climbed to record highs yesterday, as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s testimony on the economy and the central bank’s asset purchases.

Saks Inc. soared 17 percent after people with knowledge of the matter said the retailer has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore options including a sale. Target Corp. lost 2.1 percent after profit fell 29 percent as higher taxes and cooler temperatures hampered sales. Lowe’s Cos., the second-largest U.S. home-improvement retailer, slipped 2.6 percent after reporting earnings that trailed analysts’ estimates.

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May 1st, 2013

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks fell, dragging the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index from a record high, on slower growth in payrolls and manufacturing as investors awaited a policy statement from the Federal Reserve.

Commodity companies dropped the most among 10 S&P 500 industries, sinking at least 0.8 percent. Alcoa Inc. slipped 2 percent after saying it may curtail global smelting capacity. Merck & Co. dropped 2.1 percent after cutting its full-year forecast. Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) added 5.3 percent after earnings more than doubled as results improved at the unit that backs home loans.

The S&P 500 (SPX) fell 0.4 percent to 1,591.62 at 11:21 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 54.17 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,785.63. Trading in S&P 500 stocks was 4.1 percent above the 30-day average at this time of day.

“People are just waiting to see what the Fed is going to do with the bond buying program,” Frank Ingarra, head trader at Greenwich, Connecticut-based NorthCoast Asset Management LLC, said in a telephone interview. His firm oversees $1.5 billion. “Are they going to reduce it or not? That’s what people are skittish about.”

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April 24th, 2013

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained for a third day, as durable goods orders fell and investors watched earnings at companies from Procter & Gamble Co. to Apple Inc.

Ford Motor Co. and Boeing Co. advanced after reporting first-quarter earnings that topped estimates. Apple Inc. dropped 2.8 percent after reporting its first profit decline in a decade. P&G fell 3.3 percent after its full-year earnings forecast missed analyst projections.

Futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index expiring in June fell 0.1 percent to 1,572.70 at 8:36 a.m. in New York. The S&P 500 rose for a third day yesterday, after a false report of explosions at the White House had briefly erased gains. Contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 8 points, or 0.1 percent, to 14,652 today.

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