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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.

May 9, 2014

Wall St Week Ahead-Keep an eye on companies where U.S. revenue rules

NEW YORK, May 9 (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.

May 8, 2014

U.S. falls after Yellen comments, ECB lifts Europe

NEW YORK, May 8 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
mostly rose on Thursday, gaining on positive comments from
central banks, though U.S. shares ended flat as an early rally
faded.

European shares climbed 1.1 percent after European
Central Bank President Mario Draghi was seen as opening the door
to more stimulus measures in June.

May 8, 2014

Global stocks gain globally on central bank comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world jumped on Thursday, lifted by supportive comments from central banks in both Europe and the United States.

European shares .FTEU3 climbed 1 percent after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was seen as opening the door to more stimulus measures in June.

May 8, 2014

Stocks gain globally on central bank comments

NEW YORK, May 8 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
jumped on Thursday, lifted by supportive comments from central
banks in both Europe and the United States.

European shares climbed 1 percent after European
Central Bank President Mario Draghi was seen as opening the door
to more stimulus measures in June.

May 7, 2014

Yellen comments boost U.S. stocks; gold falls

NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks mostly rose on
Wednesday, adding to their gains in late trading after Federal
Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated continued central bank
support for the U.S. economy, while stocks in other regions were
flat.

Many other markets closed before the acceleration in U.S.
gains. Equities were volatile throughout the day, with investors
parsing comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin
indicating a possible easing to the geopolitical concerns over
Ukraine that have weighed on markets.

May 7, 2014

Global stocks flat after Putin comments, gold falls

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world were flat on Wednesday as investors digested comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin that indicated a possible easing to the geopolitical concerns over Ukraine that have recently weighed on markets.

Putin said he was ready to discuss a way out of the Ukrainian crisis and called on separatists in east Ukraine to postpone a May 11 referendum on the status of the mostly Russian-speaking region. He spoke after talks with the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, who said the security and rights body would soon propose a “road map” to defuse the crisis.

May 7, 2014

Stocks flat after Putin comments, gold falls

NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
were flat on Wednesday as investors digested comments from
Russian President Vladimir Putin that indicated a possible
easing to the geopolitical concerns over Ukraine that have
recently weighed on markets.

Putin said he was ready to discuss a way out of the
Ukrainian crisis and called on separatists in east Ukraine to
postpone a May 11 referendum on the status of the mostly
Russian-speaking region. He spoke after talks with the head of
the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, who
said the security and rights body would soon propose a “road
map” to defuse the crisis.

Apr 29, 2014

U.S. consumer confidence near six-year high, home prices rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. consumer confidence dipped in April but remained near a six-year high, while home prices rose in February, suggesting the economy continued to regain momentum after a winter lull.

The Conference Board said its index of consumer attitudes dipped to 82.3, the second-highest reading since January 2008, from an upwardly revised 83.9 in March.

Apr 25, 2014

Wall St lower on earnings; Amazon weighs on Nasdaq

NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday as
a number of bellwether names, including Amazon and Ford, fell
following their quarterly results, overshadowing positive
numbers from Microsoft.

Despite the decline on the day, the S&P 500 is on track for
its second straight week of gains and it is 1.4 percent away
from its all-time high.