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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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Dow Futures

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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Dow Jones Investing

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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Dow Jones futures

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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