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Nov 5, 2015

U.S. stocks fall with oil, other commodities; yields rise

NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed lower on
Thursday as energy shares were weighed down by falling crude
prices while U.S. treasury yields rose and gold prices fell as
investors bet U.S. jobs on Friday could help prompt an interest
rate hike as soon as next month.

A day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen referred to
December as a “live possibility” for a U.S. rate hike, investors
were waiting for Friday’s key monthly nonfarm payrolls report to
gauge if the data is strong enough to prompt a liftoff.

Nov 5, 2015

U.S. stocks fall, dollar and Treasury yields rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, led by declines in the materials, health and energy sectors, while the dollar pared gains after U.S. economic data and Treasury yields rose.

The U.S. had its biggest weekly rise in jobless claims in eight months, while third-quarter productivity gained after a drop in self-employment had overall hours worked falling for the first time in six years, restraining costs.

Nov 4, 2015

US stocks fall, yields up after Fed boosts rate hike expectations

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks ended down on
Wednesday as energy stocks turned lower on a drop in oil prices
and two Federal Reserve officials said U.S. economic strength
could justify a December interest rate hike.

The U.S. dollar hit an almost three-month high and U.S.
Treasury yields soared after the Fed comments, building on a
rise from unexpectedly strong private-sector U.S. job growth and
other data that reflected well on the world’s largest economy.

Nov 4, 2015

U.S. stocks down, yields up after Yellen boosts rate hike expectations

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks, unable to follow a rally in European and Asian stocks on Wednesday, fell further after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is “performing well” and could justify an interest rate hike in December.

The U.S. dollar and U.S. Treasury yields moved higher after Yellen’s comments, building on a rise that followed earlier data showing stronger-than-expected private-sector U.S. job growth.

Nov 3, 2015

Wall Street closes higher lifted by energy; Treasury yields rise

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed higher on
Tuesday, adding to the previous session’s rally as rising oil
prices boosted the energy sector, while U.S. Treasury yields
rose on speculation about a possible December Federal Reserve
interest rate hike.

After a volatile morning, U.S. stocks settled into positive
territory in the afternoon. The Nasdaq 100 index of major
companies closed at a record high, driven by technology stocks
while the S&P 500 touched its highest since late July.

Nov 3, 2015

Wall Street closes higher lifted by energy; Treasury yields rise

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed higher on
Tuesday, adding to the previous session’s rally as rising oil
prices boosted the energy sector, while U.S. Treasury yields
rose on speculation about a possible December Federal Reserve
interest rate hike.

After a volatile morning, U.S. stocks settled into positive
territory in the afternoon. The Nasdaq 100 index of major
companies closed at a record high, driven by technology stocks
while the S&P 500 touched its highest since late July.

Nov 3, 2015

Wall Street up as oil lifts energy; Treasury yields rise

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Wall Street shares gained on
Tuesday, adding to the previous session’s rally as a crude oil
price rise boosted the energy sector, while U.S. Treasury yields
rose on speculation about the timing for a Federal Reserve
interest rate hike.

After a volatile morning, U.S. stocks settled into positive
territory in the afternoon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
was the strongest of the three major U.S. indexes, led by
oil company Chevron, while rival Exxon Mobil was
one of the biggest drivers for the S&P 500.

Nov 3, 2015

Wall Street pulls back from rally, oil prices rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street shares pulled back from Monday’s rally and the benchmark S&P 500 index flickered in and out of negative territory as a crude oil price rise boosted the energy sector while the healthcare and consumer staples sectors lagged.

European shares were also volatile, held back by engine problems at Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Standard Chartered’s (STAN.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) announcement of a plan to cut jobs and raise $5.1 billion capital.

Nov 2, 2015

Data boosts U.S. stocks but drags down oil prices

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks climbed on Monday after mixed U.S. economic data and slightly stronger-than-expected German factory activity helped European stocks, even as weak Chinese data pushed down Asian markets and crude oil prices.

While data showed U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in October for a fourth month to a 2-1/2-year low, a rise in new orders offered hope. Also, construction spending rose in September to the highest in 7-1/2 years.

Nov 2, 2015

Data boosts U.S., European stocks; oil drops

NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) – U.S. and European stocks climbed
on Monday after mixed U.S. economic data and slightly
stronger-than-expected German factory activity, even as weak
Chinese data dragged down Asian markets.

While data showed U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in
October for a fourth month to a 2-1/2-year low, a rise in new
orders offered hope. Also, construction spending rose in
September to the highest in 7-1/2 years.

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      "Sinead is a telecommunications industry correspondent. Her coverage area spans U.S. service providers, cellphone makers and chip makers. Before joining Reuters in 2002, she covered technology and telecoms for various trade publications."
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