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Sep 3, 2015

Wall Street rises in volatile session ahead of jobs data

Sept 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on
Thursday as investors, on edge after recent turmoil in China’s
markets, looked toward a key U.S. jobs report that may figure in
the Federal Reserve’s decision about when to lift interest

Major U.S. indices at one point rose strongly over 1 percent
but relinquished those gains to dip into negative territory as
worries about China’s economy weighed on traders’ minds, though
the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 managed to hold on
to end modestly higher.

Sep 3, 2015

Wall Street higher ahead of key U.S. jobs data

Sept 3 (Reuters) – Wall Street rose on Thursday after
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional
stimulus measures and ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that could
figure in the Federal Reserve’s decision about when to lift
interest rates.

Major U.S. indices relinquished stronger gains of over 1
percent but stayed in positive territory, with ongoing worries
about China’s economy on the minds of investors.

Sep 2, 2015

Wall Street surges as turbulence becomes the norm

Sept 2 (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks jumped almost 2
percent on Wednesday in the latest volatile session as investors
weighed the impact of a stumbling Chinese economy and global
market turmoil on the Federal Reserve’s impending decision about
when to raise interest rates.

U.S. investors have weathered over two weeks of unusually
wide-swinging trade that has left the S&P 500 with its worst
monthly drop in three years and a loss of 8.5 percent from an
all-time high in May.

Sep 1, 2015

Wall St turbulence returns as weak China data magnifies fear

Sept 1 (Reuters) – Turmoil returned to Wall Street on
Tuesday after a brief rest, with renewed concerns about China’s
economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and
intensifying fears of a long-term selloff.

The S&P 500 is now 10 percent lower than its May record
high, with the prospect of slowing global growth and an
impending U.S. interest rate hike curtailing a robust bull run
that saw the index gain over 200 percent from the depths of the
financial crisis in 2009.

Sep 1, 2015

Wall St. falls hard as weak China data stokes fears

By Noel Randewich

(Reuters) – Wall Street slumped more than 2 percent on Tuesday, pushing all three major U.S. indexes into losses for the year after weak data from China added to fears that a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy will constrain global growth.

The sell off was broad. All 10 major S&P sectors were more than 1.5 percent lower while all 30 Dow components were down at least 1.2 percent.

Aug 31, 2015

Wall Street’s worst month in 3 years ends on a sour note

Aug 31 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Monday and
wrapped up its worst month since 2012 after a senior Federal
Reserve official heightened fears among investors of a potential
U.S. interest hike in September.

Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Saturday said U.S.
inflation would likely rebound as pressure from the dollar
fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually.

Aug 31, 2015

Wall Street falls as investors fret about rate-hike timing

Aug 31 (Reuters) – Wall Street was lower on Monday afternoon
as investors worried that the Federal Reserve may start raising
interest rates in September, although a rally in oil boosted
energy stocks.

The market was poised for its worst monthly drop over three
years after being pummeled in the past two weeks due to worries
about the health of China’s economy and the timing of the first
U.S. rate hike in almost a decade.

Aug 28, 2015

Wall Street ends flat in quiet end to dramatic week

Aug 28 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended a tumultuous week with
a flat close on Friday as investors shrugged off concerns that a
September rate rise was more likely than some investors

Shares traded lower earlier in the session after Fed Vice
Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC the Fed had not yet decided
whether to raise interest rates in September. However, the
market largely recovered in the final moments of trade.

Aug 28, 2015

Wall Street a little lower in calm after the storm

Aug 28 (Reuters) – Wall Street was moderately lower on
Friday afternoon after comments by a top Federal Reserve
official suggested that a September rate rise was more likely
than some investors expected.

Markets were their least volatile in a over a week after
recent sessions saw the S&P 500 plummet 11 percent before
rebounding sharply.

Aug 27, 2015

Wall St logs biggest two-day gain since financial crisis

Aug 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street rallied more than 2 percent
on Thursday as strong U.S. economic data and hints that a
September interest-rate hike was unlikely fueled optimism that
the worst of recent market turmoil was over.

The Dow Jones industrial average scored its biggest two-day
percentage gain since 2008, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq
Composite racked up their biggest two-day increases since 2009.

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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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