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Nov 3, 2014

Sapient, American Realty among biggest premarket movers

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Sapient Corp stock was
among the biggest movers of the premarket session on Monday,
with the shares jumping after Publicis agreed to buy
the digital ad company for $3.7 billion in cash.

The stock rose 41 percent to $24.44 and was among the most
actively traded Nasdaq names. It is on track for one of the
biggest one-day jumps in its history.

Nov 3, 2014

Stock futures edge lower with indexes at records

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Monday, with investors taking a pause following a sharp rally on Friday that took the Dow and S&P 500 to record levels.

* Equities have been strong of late, with the Dow last week posting its biggest weekly gain since January 2013 and the S&P coming off its biggest two-week jump since December 2011. The Nasdaq closed at its highest since March 2000.

Nov 3, 2014

Futures edge lower with indexes at records

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures ticked
lower on Monday, with investors taking a pause following a sharp
rally on Friday that took the Dow and S&P 500 to record levels.

* Equities have been strong of late, with the Dow last week
posting its biggest weekly gain since January 2013 and the S&P
coming off its biggest two-week jump since December 2011. The
Nasdaq closed at its highest since March 2000.

Oct 31, 2014

Unknown election outcome is stocks’ big fear

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility.

U.S. investors appear less concerned with whether Republicans take control of the Senate, as expected, or Democrats hang on to their majority by a slim margin. They just want to know – come Wednesday morning – the actual outcome.

Oct 31, 2014

Wall St Week Ahead-Unknown election outcome is stocks’ big fear

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A handful of toss-up U.S.
Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock
market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm
election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility.

U.S. investors appear less concerned with whether
Republicans take control of the Senate, as expected, or
Democrats hang on to their majority by a slim margin. They just
want to know – come Wednesday morning – the actual outcome.

Oct 30, 2014

Visa gives big boost to Dow, but GDP doesn’t excite

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks mostly edged higher
on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth
raised new questions about monetary policy, while results at
Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory.

Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in
the third quarter, beating expectations, though down from the
4.6 percent rate in the second quarter.

Oct 30, 2014

S&P 500 flat after GDP, but Visa lifts Dow

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were mostly flat on
Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth
raised new questions about monetary policy, but results at Visa
single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory.

Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in
the third quarter, beating expectations, though down from the
4.6 percent rate in the second quarter.

Oct 30, 2014

Wall St flat after GDP, but Visa lifts Dow

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were mostly flat on
Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth
raised new questions about monetary policy, though strong
results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in positive
territory.

Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in
the third quarter, beating expectations, though down from the
4.6 percent rate in the second quarter.

Oct 30, 2014

Futures point to lower open despite strong GDP report

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday despite a reading
on third-quarter economic growth that was stronger than
expected.

Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in
the third quarter, beating expectations for a pace of 3 percent,
though down from the 4.6 percent rate in the second quarter.

Oct 30, 2014

European bank ADRs among biggest premarket movers

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – U.S.-listed shares of major
European banks were among the biggest movers of the premarket
session on Thursday, continuing to see weakness ever since the
results of the European Central Bank’s stress tests were
published over the weekend.

The Euro STOXX banking index fell 2.9 percent and is
down 6.6 percent so far this week, putting the index on track
for its biggest weekly decline since September 2012.