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Nov 2, 2015

Stocks fall on China data, but stronger euro zone lifts gloom

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

The dollar fell against the euro after comments from two members of the European Central Bank’s governing council lowered expectations for a boost in its stimulus program.

Nov 2, 2015

U.S., European stocks boosted by data; dollar dips

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

The dollar fell against the euro after comments from two
members of the European Central Bank’s governing council lowered
expectations for a boost in its stimulus program.

Oct 16, 2015

September housing data eyed after August disappointed

By Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – U.S. housing stocks could be in for a boost if September data due out next week confirms strength that market watchers expect.

Home buyers returned from summer vacations to lower mortgage rates and increasing rents, and may have moved back into the market after staying away in August. Shares in the sector fell in mid-to-late September after August data missed expectations.

Oct 16, 2015

Wall St Week Ahead-Sept. housing data eyed after August disappointed

Oct 16 (Reuters) – U.S. housing stocks could be in for a
boost if September data due out next week confirms strength that
market watchers expect.

Home buyers returned from summer vacations to lower mortgage
rates and increasing rents, and may have moved back into the
market after staying away in August. Shares in the sector fell
in mid-to-late September after August data missed expectations.

Oct 15, 2015

Dollar rises on inflation data; Wall St. gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar strengthened, helped by stronger-than-expected inflation data, and U.S. stocks were driven higher by the financial sector and bank earnings reports.

The dollar .DXY was up 0.5 percent against a basket of currencies, on track for its biggest one-day gain since Sept. 21. A 0.2 percent rise in September core U.S. consumer prices revived bets domestic inflation is edging closer to the Federal Reserve’s 2-percent target.

Oct 9, 2015

Wall St. ekes out small gain to cap strongest week of year

Oct 9 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on
Friday, ending the S&P 500’s best week for 2015 on a quiet note
as investors waited for U.S. companies to report third-quarter
earnings.

The S&P 500 had a weekly gain of 3.3 percent, its best week
since Dec. 2015, as investors regained some optimism after a
period of heavy volatility since late August on concerns about
global growth and uncertainty about U.S. interest rates.

Oct 9, 2015

S&P down slightly, led by energy and financials; Dow, Nasdaq up

By Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 was down slightly on Friday as investors paused after several days of gains, led by declines in the energy sector as oil prices were largely unchanged.

The S&P financial sector was the second biggest decliner as investors bet the Federal Reserve would not be inclined to raise interest rates soon. Bank profits would benefit from a rate hike.

Oct 8, 2015

Wall St rises after release of ‘dovish’ Fed minutes

Oct 8 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks gained ground on Thursday
after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its September
meeting at which the U.S. central bank decided against raising
interest rates for now.

The minutes showed that the Fed thought the economy was
close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but
decided it was prudent to wait for evidence a global economic
slowdown was not knocking America off course.

Oct 8, 2015

S&P rises slightly after Fed minutes released

By Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow indexes gained slightly and Nasdaq pared losses on Thursday after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its September meeting at which the U.S. central bank decided against raising interest rates for now.

The minutes showed that the Fed thought the economy was close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but decided it was prudent to wait for evidence a global economic slowdown was not knocking America off course.

Oct 5, 2015

Wall St rises as investors eye rate hike delay, oil up

Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, with the S&P
500 rising for the fifth day in a row, as rising oil prices
boosted energy stocks and investors bet the Federal Reserve
would not raise interest rates this year.

The S&P’s five-day rise of 5.6 percent was its best five
days back to late 2011. Monday saw strong increases in
industrials, energy, telecommunications and materials stocks.

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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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