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Aug 1, 2014

Wall St slumps; S&P set for biggest weekly loss since 2012

NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks tumbled in a
volatile session on Friday, marking a second straight day of
sharp declines as the latest economic data provided little
clarity as to when the Federal Reserve might raise interest
rates.

Stocks rose as much as 0.3 percent before turning decisively
lower, putting the S&P 500 on track for its biggest weekly
decline since May 2012.

Aug 1, 2014

Wall St flat; weak payrolls soothe rate-hike fears

NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were little changed
on Friday, paring big losses that had been indicated by trading
before the market opened, as a weak July jobs report allayed
concerns the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates sooner
than many had expected.

Futures had indicated a second straight day of sharp losses
following Thursday’s selloff, which was spurred by concerns of a
sooner-than-expected rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Aug 1, 2014

Futures point to modestly lower open after payrolls

NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed
to a slightly lower open on Friday as a weak July jobs report
allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest
rates sooner than many had expected.

* Futures had dropped sharply earlier in the session, but
pared much of their losses following the report that 209,000
jobs had been created in July, below the 233,000 that had been
expected.

Aug 1, 2014

Futures sharply lower ahead of payroll report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Friday amid investor caution ahead of the July payroll report and its implications for interest rate policy.

The decline in futures suggested that Thursday’s dramatic selloff – the biggest for Wall Street in months – was poised to continue. That weakness came after data sparked worries the U.S. Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than some have expected.

Jul 31, 2014

Wall St tumbles; S&P below 50-day moving average

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slumped in a broad
decline on Thursday, with the S&P 500 falling below a key
technical level and erasing its gains for the month as concerns
mounted over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing
tensions with Russia.

The benchmark index, falling in its biggest one-day decline
since April 10, moved solidly under its 50-day moving average, a
level it has not closed below since April 15, though it has
dipped under it since then. The moving average is viewed as a
sign of short-term momentum, and selling accelerated after the
level was breached.

Jul 31, 2014

Wall St tumbles; Dow, S&P turn negative for July

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slumped in a broad
decline on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 turning negative
for July on concerns over the strength of overseas economies and
ongoing tensions with Russia.

Weak U.S. data contributed to the bearish tone as jobless
claims rose more than expected in the latest week, and the
Chicago Purchasing Managers Index unexpectedly fell in July to
its lowest since June 2013.

Jul 31, 2014

Futures slump; Dow, S&P may turn negative for July

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to a sharply lower Wall Street open Thursday, with the
Dow and S&P 500 likely to turn negative for the month on
concerns over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing
tensions with Russia.

* Data showed U.S. jobless claims rose more than expected in
the latest week, a discouraging sign on the labor market ahead
of the closely watched July payroll report on Friday.

Jul 31, 2014

Stock futures fall after Argentina default, data awaited

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Thursday, after Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years, raising concerns the country’s weakness could spread to the region.

* The drop in futures indicated one of the biggest daily declines for Wall Street since July 17, when the S&P 500 fell more than 1 percent after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down in Ukraine, stoking concerns that that crisis would have a wider global reach. A big market decline would mean that all three major U.S. indexes may lose their gains for July, which had been set to be the sixth positive month for both the Dow and S&P 500.

Jul 31, 2014

Futures fall after Argentina default, data awaited

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were
sharply lower on Thursday, after Argentina defaulted for the
second time in 12 years, raising concerns the country’s weakness
could spread to the region.

* The drop in futures indicated one of the biggest daily
declines for Wall Street since July 17, when the S&P 500 fell
more than 1 percent after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot
down in Ukraine, stoking concerns that that crisis would have a
wider global reach. A big market decline would mean that all
three major U.S. indexes may lose their gains for July, which
had been set to be the sixth positive month for both the Dow and
S&P 500.

Jul 30, 2014

Wall St gives up gains as GDP raises Fed concerns

NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were flat on
Wednesday, paring earlier gains as a strong read on
second-quarter economic growth sparked concerns the Federal
Reserve may adjust its stimulus earlier than expected.

Major indexes opened higher but lost their gains throughout
morning trading. While the Nasdaq remained in positive
territory, helped by biotech shares, the Dow was pressured by a
drop in insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc.