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Mar 5, 2015

Wall St up slightly ahead of jobs report

NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were modestly
higher on Thursday after two days of declines as investors held
back on big bets ahead of Friday’s jobs report, which is
expected to be a big factor in influencing the timing of a
Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

The S&P and the Dow hit records and the Nasdaq surpassed
5,000 at the start of the week after a strong February
performance for U.S. stocks.

Mar 5, 2015

Wall St little changed after 2-day drop, data

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday, after two days of declines on the S&P 500, as economic data did little to alter expectations on the timing of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Initial jobless claims rose to 320,000 in the latest week, above the 295,000 estimate and 313,000 in the prior week. The disappointing claims numbers come after a weaker-than-expected private payrolls report on Wednesday and ahead of Friday’s monthly employment report.

Mar 5, 2015

Wall Street down for second day after rally; healthcare gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed down on Wednesday for the second day in a row as investors stepped back after a recent rally ahead of jobs data due later in the week.

Healthcare stocks were the only bright spot in the market after a U.S. Supreme Court hearing and a cancer drug approval.

Mar 4, 2015

Wall Street lower for second day; healthcare is sole gainer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were lower on Wednesday, with indexes on track for a second straight day of declines after a recent rally, with healthcare stocks the only bright spot after a U.S. Supreme Court hearing.

The S&P 500 healthcare index .SPXHC rose 0.31 percent as investors bet that the Supreme Court may lean toward the Obama administration’s view on the Affordable Care Act after it heard a second major challenge to the law.

Mar 3, 2015

Wall St falls from records, led by technology stocks

NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks finished down on
Tuesday, a day after the S&P and Dow hit records, and the Nasdaq
retreated with technology stocks.

Soft auto sales numbers and Iran commentary also gave some
investors pause after a strong run-up for major indexes in
February. Traders were also waiting for a slew of economic data
later this week, culminating with the monthly payrolls report.

Mar 3, 2015

Wall St falls from latest records after soft auto sales

NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, a
day after S&P and Dow hit records and Nasdaq retreated after
hitting a 15-year milestone after soft car sales data and Iran
commentary worried some investors.

The decline followed a strong run-up for major indexes in
February and ahead of a slew of economic data later this week,
culminating with the monthly payrolls report.

Mar 3, 2015

Wall St falls from latest records; auto sales soft

NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday
after a weak auto sales report pulled the Dow and S&P back from
their latest records and the Nasdaq dipped below 5,000 the day
after scaling the milestone level for the first time in 15
years.

Investors exercised caution after a strong run for major
indexes in February and ahead of a slew of economic data later
this week, culminating with the monthly payrolls report.

Mar 2, 2015

Wall St. rallies; Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) – The Nasdaq on Monday closed
above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com
bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500
and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a
slowly accelerating economy.

After oscillating around it for much of the day, the Nasdaq
composite index gained steam in the late afternoon to
finish firmly above the milestone, marking the third time the
index ended above 5,000. The last time was March 10, 2000.

Mar 2, 2015

U.S. stocks rally; Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) – The Nasdaq on Monday closed
above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot.com
bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500
and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a
slowly accelerating economy.

After oscillating around it for much of the day, the Nasdaq
composite index gained steam in the late afternoon to
finish firmly above the milestone it last reached on March 27
2000, marking only the third time the index closed above 5,000.

Mar 2, 2015

Wall St advances after data and deals; Nasdaq hits 5,000

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks advanced on
Monday, with the Nasdaq moving above the 5,000 mark for the
first time in 15 years, helped by technology deals and mixed
data that pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.

The Nasdaq composite index oscillated around the
5,000 milestone after hitting it in the morning for the first
time since March 27, 2000, at the height of the dot.com bubble.

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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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