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Nov 9, 2015

Stocks fall on China worries; oil loses ground

NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) – World equity indexes dropped on
Monday as disappointing trade data in world No. 2 economy China
stoked concerns over weakening global growth, while oil prices
slipped.

All three major U.S. stock indexes were down more than 1
percent, while European shares closed 1.1 percent lower.

Nov 9, 2015

Equity markets drop on China worries; U.S. oil slips

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equity indexes fell and U.S. oil prices weakened on Monday as disappointing trade data in world No. 2 economy China stoked concerns over weakening global growth.

Data showed China’s October exports fell for a fourth month, while imports also dropped, leaving the nation with a record high trade surplus of $61.64 billion. The United States is one of China’s biggest trade partners.

Nov 4, 2015

Wall St ends down after energy slide, Yellen comments

Nov 4 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday,
retracing recent gains along with energy shares, while comments
by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointing to a possible
rate hike in December added to investor caution.

S&P energy, down 1.0 percent, led the day’s decline.

The fall snapped a run of five straight days of gains for
the index, with shares of Chevron down 1.4 percent at
$96.77 and Exxon Mobile down 1.0 percent at $85.98.

Nov 4, 2015

Wall St retreats with energy after recent gains, Yellen

Nov 4 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday,
pulling back after recent strong gains along with energy shares,
while Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said a rate hike in
December was a “live” possibility, but not a certainty.

S&P energy, down 1.4 percent, led the day’s decline.

The fall snapped a run of five straight days of gains for
the index. Chevron was down 1.5 percent at $96.64 and
Exxon was off 1.1 percent at $85.91.

Oct 28, 2015

Wall St climbs as Fed puts Dec rate hike in play

Oct 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on
Wednesday after a volatile session as the Federal Reserve gave a
vote of confidence in the U.S. economy by signaling a December
interest rate hike was still on the table.

S&P financials, which benefit from higher borrowing rates,
shot up following the Fed statement and led sector gains. The
financial index ended up 2.4 percent, its biggest
percentage gain in seven weeks. The KBW Nasdaq regional bank
index jumped 4.1 percent.

Oct 28, 2015

Wall St jumps as Fed keeps Dec rate hike in play

Oct 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended sharply higher after a
volatile session on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve gave a vote
of confidence in the U.S. economy by signaling a December
interest rate hike was still on the table.

S&P financials, which benefit from higher borrowing rates,
shot up following the statement and led sector gains. The
financial index ended up 2.4 percent, its biggest
percentage gain in seven weeks. The KBW Nasdaq regional bank
index jumped 4.1 percent.

Oct 28, 2015

Financial stocks lift Wall St after Fed statement

Oct 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rebounded in volatile
afternoon trading after initially selling off following the
Federal Reserve’s statement that suggested a December rate hike
was still on the table.

The central bank left interest rates unchanged, as was
expected, and, in a direct reference to its next meeting, put a
December rate hike firmly in play. It also downplayed global
economic headwinds in its statement.

Oct 28, 2015

Wall St cuts gains after Fed statement

Oct 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were up slightly on Wednesday
afternoon but sharply off earlier gains after the Federal
Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but left the door open to
tightening monetary policy at its next meeting in December.

The central bank downplayed global economic headwinds in its
statement, but said it was still monitoring economic and
financial developments abroad.

Oct 27, 2015

Wall St slips on rate uncertainty; Apple up after the bell

Oct 27 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday on
uncertainty over the U.S. rate outlook and disappointing results
from Ford and other companies.

Upbeat results from Apple after hours, however,
could give the market a boost on Wednesday.

Oct 27, 2015

Wall St slips on rate uncertainty, earnings

Oct 27 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday on
uncertainty over the U.S. rate outlook and disappointing results
from Ford and other companies.

Data showing U.S. business investment plans fell for a
second straight month in September added to the weaker tone.