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Jun 26, 2015

S&P 500 ends down week with flat session, semis fall

NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 closed flat on
Friday but ended lower for the week, with investors cautious
ahead of a meeting in Europe that could decide whether Greece
will default on critical loans.

The Dow closed higher, boosted by strong results from
component Nike Inc, while the Nasdaq ended solidly lower
on disappointing results from Micron Technology Inc,
which weighed on chipmakers like Intel.

Jun 25, 2015

Wall St ends lower, but health stocks rally

NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended a quiet
session with modest losses on Thursday, but healthcare stocks
rallied after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld tax subsidies key to
President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law.

Energy shares drove the day’s weakness, falling alongside
crude oil prices, while uncertainty surrounding Greece also
limited positive sentiment. Transport stocks, considered
a proxy for economic activity, entered correction territory,
closing 10.6 percent below a Dec. 29 closing high.

Jun 24, 2015

Wall St ends broadly lower on Greek debt concerns

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed lower on
Wednesday, dropping in a broad decline as the outcome of
negotiations between Greece and its international creditors
remained up in the air, prompting investors to drop riskier
assets like equities.

Wall Street has lately taken its cue from the situation in
Greece, which needs fresh funds to avoid defaulting on a $1.8
billion debt repayment to the IMF on June 30.

Jun 24, 2015

U.S. stocks fall broadly on Greek debt concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell in a broad decline on Wednesday as the outcome of negotiations between Greece and its international creditors remained up in the air, prompting investors to drop riskier assets like equities.

Wall Street has lately taken its cue from the situation in Greece, which needs fresh funds to avoid defaulting on a $1.8 billion debt repayment to the IMF on June 30.

Jun 23, 2015

Wall St edges up in quiet session; Nasdaq ends at record

NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended with slight
gains on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq eking out another record close
while investors continued to await clarity on whether Greece
could reach a deal to prevent defaulting on its loans.

The day’s action was quiet, with trading volume below
average. While energy shares rose alongside a jump in the price
of crude oil, a sharp rise in the U.S. dollar capped broader
gains.

Jun 22, 2015

Wall St rises on Greece optimism, Nasdaq ends at record

NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended higher on
Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a record as hopes grew that a
deal would be reached to prevent Greece from defaulting on
loans.

Equities have been largely driven by the situation in Greece
of late, with investors concerned that if the country defaults
on its loans, it may have to leave the euro or the European
Union, potentially shaking the region’s economic foundations.

Jun 19, 2015

Amusement parks, a seasonal play, find year-round investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – School’s out for summer, gas is cheap, and amusement parks are bracing for a robust season that could see millions of attendees streaming through their gates this summer.

Already, investors have been aggressively buying shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Cedar Fair LP (FUN.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Jun 18, 2015

Stocks rise globally on Fed; Greece still a concern

NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
rallied on Thursday, while the U.S. dollar fell, a day after the
Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more
slowly than many had expected.

While uncertainty over Greece continued to weigh on
sentiment, hopes that a deal would be reached returned European
equities to positive territory. U.S. stocks hit session highs
after a German newspaper reported Greece’s aid will be extended
until year-end, and the Nasdaq hit a closing record.

Jun 18, 2015

Stocks rise globally on Fed, Greece hopes

NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
rallied on Thursday, while the U.S. dollar fell, a day after the
Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more
slowly than many had expected.

An unconfirmed report that aid for Greece would be extended
until the end of the year, possibly averting a default, eased
concern over the region and returned European equities to
positive territory. U.S. stocks hit session highs after the
report, and the Nasdaq set a new intraday record, breaking one
that had held since March 2000.

Jun 18, 2015

Wall St. up on Fed, dollar down for second day

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks were widely higher on Thursday while the U.S. dollar fell a day after the Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more slowly than many had expected.

While Greece continued to move closer to defaulting on loans, pressuring equities in Europe, so-called risk assets like stocks and commodities were largely higher on the day.