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Aug 3, 2015

Weak oil prices, China worries drag Wall Street lower

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Monday as
tumbling oil prices dragged energy shares to a three-year low
and factory data from China raised concerns about the world’s
second-biggest economy.

Energy stocks were the biggest losers among the main S&P
sectors. Exxon Mobil and Chevron, which
reported poor results on Friday, led the losses.

Aug 3, 2015

Weak oil prices, China worries weigh on Wall Street

Aug 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday as oil prices
touched a six-month low and factory data from China raised
concerns about the world’s second-biggest economy.

Energy stocks were the biggest losers among the main S&P
sectors, recording their worst three-day decline in seven
months. Exxon Mobil and Chevron, which also
reported poor results on Friday, led the losses.

Jul 31, 2015

Wall Street ends lower as weak oil weighs

July 31 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended on a sour note on
Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that
supported expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve might hold
off on an interest rate.

Exxon Mobil shares dropped 4.58 percent while
Chevron lost 4.89 percent after reporting poor quarterly
earnings due to weak oil prices.

Jul 31, 2015

Wall St mixed; weak results drag on energy stocks

July 31 (Reuters) – Wall Street was mixed on Friday as a
drop in energy companies’ stocks was offset by expectations the
U.S. Federal Reserve may delay an interest-rate hike this year
following weak wage data.

Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent while Chevron
was down 3.9 percent after reporting poor quarterly
earnings due to weak oil prices.

Jul 30, 2015

Wall Street ends flat; Expedia flies after the bell

July 30 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended flat on Thursday as
investors digested ho-hum corporate earnings and new data showed
that the economy grew more quickly in the second quarter.

Procter & Gamble, Facebook and Whole Foods
Market all fell after quarterly reports that left
investors wanting more.

Jul 30, 2015

Wall Street ends flat; LinkedIn jumps after the bell

July 30 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended flat on Thursday as
investors digested ho-hum corporate earnings and new data showed
that the economy grew more quickly in the second quarter.

Procter & Gamble, Facebook and Whole Foods
Market all fell after quarterly reports that left
investors wanting more.

Jul 30, 2015

Wall Street mixed; Procter and Whole Foods slide

By Noel Randewich

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 was on track for its flattest session in two weeks on Thursday as investors digested ho-hum corporate earnings and new data showed that the economy grew more quickly in the second quarter.

Procter & Gamble (PG.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), Facebook (FB.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Whole Foods Market (WFM.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) all fell after quarterly reports that left investors wanting more.

Jul 29, 2015

Wall St ends higher after Fed leaves investors unruffled

July 29 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks finished stronger on
Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said the economy and
job market continued to strengthen and left its key interest
rate unchanged.

The central bank’s comments on the economy and inflation
after its two-day pow-wow appeared to do little to drastically
change wide expectations that the first rate hike will come in
September or possibly December.

Jul 29, 2015

Bounce in AMD’s stock may put pressure on short sellers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A two-day rally in the lowly shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc may be squeezing short sellers, who recently increased their bets against the chipmaker.

Once a plucky competitor to much larger Intel in chips for personal computers and servers, AMD is now struggling to expand into new growth markets and it has repeatedly fallen short of Wall Street’s expectations.

Jul 29, 2015

U.S. stocks higher after Fed notes improving economy

July 29 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were higher on Wednesday
after the U.S. Federal Reserve left its key interest rate
unchanged and said the economy and job market continued to
strengthen.

The central bank’s comments on the economy and inflation
after its two-day pow-wow appeared to do little to drastically
change wide expectations that the first rate hike will come in
September or possibly December.

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      "Based in Thomson Reuters' San Francisco news bureau, Noel Randewich covers the semiconductor industry and the growing use of microchips in everything from smartphones to home energy management. Prior to his San Francisco posting, Mr Randewich spent a decade covering emerging markets news in Mexico City."
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