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May 13, 2014

Stock futures flat, Dow and S&P 500 at record levels

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher following a sharp rally in the previous session that took the Dow and S&P 500 to record closes.

Gains this year have come on improving signs of domestic growth, though traders continue to worry about the pace of economic expansion as well as tensions between Ukraine and Russia, which many fear could escalate into further violence.

May 13, 2014

Futures flat, Dow and S&P 500 at record levels

NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were
little changed on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to keep
pushing shares higher following a sharp rally in the previous
session that took the Dow and S&P 500 to record closes.

* Gains this year have come on improving signs of domestic
growth, though traders continue to worry about the pace of
economic expansion as well as tensions between Ukraine and
Russia, which many fear could escalate into further violence.

May 12, 2014

Wall St advances in broad rally; S&P 500 near record

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rallied on Monday,
with cyclical names driving the Dow to its second all-time high
in as many sessions as the S&P 500 moved within striking
distance of its own record.

Gains were broad, with eight of the 10 primary S&P 500
sectors in positive territory. Cyclical groups such as materials
and industrials ranked among the day’s
biggest gainers. The only sectors to decline were utilities and
telecom, both considered defensive plays. About 77 percent of
stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange rose, while more
than three-fourths of Nasdaq-listed stocks gained.

May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014

Wall St rises at open, S&P 500 near record

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Monday,
with the Dow hitting another all-time high and the S&P 500
moving within 1 percent of its own record.

Gains were broad, with nine of the 10 primary S&P 500
sectors in positive territory. About 78 percent of stocks traded
on the New York Stock Exchange rose on the day while more than
three-fourths of Nasdaq-listed stocks gained.

May 12, 2014

Stock futures point to higher open, S&P 500 near record

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, putting the S&P 500 within striking distance of record levels, though geopolitical concerns in the Ukraine could cap gains.

In Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels voted in favor of self-rule in eastern regions of the country in a referendum dismissed by Kiev and Western governments as illegal. Separately, the European Union is set to step up pressure on Russia by taking steps to extend sanctions to companies, as well as individuals.

May 12, 2014

Futures point to higher open, S&P 500 near record

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to a higher open on Monday, putting the S&P 500 within
striking distance of record levels, though geopolitical concerns
in the Ukraine could cap gains.

* In Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels voted in favor of self-rule
in eastern regions of the country in a referendum dismissed by
Kiev and Western governments as illegal. Separately, the
European Union is set to step up pressure on Russia by taking
steps to extend sanctions to companies, as well as individuals.

May 12, 2014

Stock futures rise, S&P 500 near record

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, putting the S&P 500 within striking distance of record levels, though geopolitical concerns in the Ukraine could cap gains.

In Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels voted in favor of self-rule in eastern regions of the country in a referendum dismissed by Kiev and Western governments as illegal. Separately, the European Union is set to step up pressure on Russia by taking steps to extend sanctions to companies, as well as individuals.

May 12, 2014

Futures rise, S&P 500 near record

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose
on Monday, putting the S&P 500 within striking distance of
record levels, though geopolitical concerns in the Ukraine could
cap gains.

* In Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels voted in favor of self-rule
in eastern regions of the country in a referendum dismissed by
Kiev and Western governments as illegal. Separately, the
European Union is set to step up pressure on Russia by taking
steps to extend sanctions to companies, as well as individuals.

May 9, 2014

Keep an eye on companies where U.S. revenue rules

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock investors are finding the value of staying close to home.

Even as the U.S. economy barely grew in early 2014, companies with a domestic orientation have on balance delivered better first-quarter sales and profit growth than their globally oriented peers.