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Feb 9, 2015

Wall St down on China, Greek worry; energy gains

NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks pared their losses
on Monday as investors took increased tensions over Greek debt
negotiations and disappointing Chinese economic data in stride,
helped by a rise in oil prices that boosted energy stocks.

After Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ruled out any
extension of its international bailout on Sunday and announced
moves to reverse some of the reforms imposed by its lenders
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Greeks
should not expect the euro zone to accept the latest terms
proposed by Greece.

Jan 31, 2015

Wall St. closes down for January, Shake Shack rallies in debut

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed down on Friday after a volatile session as investors worried at the end of a rough month for the market about weak U.S. growth data and whether instability in Europe could hurt corporate earnings in the United States.

U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.

Jan 30, 2015

Wall Street pares losses on energy rebound; Shake Shack, Amazon rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks pared earlier losses to trade little changed Friday afternoon amid a rebound in the energy sector as oil prices surged on expectations for a supply decline due to a falling rig count.

The S&P energy sector was up 1.5 percent at 2:30 p.m. ET (1930 GMT) after falling as much as 1.5 percent earlier in the session. The rebound came as crude futures rose 8 percent following a survey that showed that the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States fell by 94 this week, the biggest decline since 1987.

Jan 30, 2015

Wall St falls on U.S. growth concern; Shake Shack, Amazon rally

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday,
pressured by concern over by domestic economic growth and the
potential impact of euro zone instability on U.S. corporate
results.

U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as
weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the
fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.

Jan 29, 2015

Wall Street finishes higher in afternoon rally as oil gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks enjoyed a late afternoon rally and closed higher on Thursday as an upturn in oil prices and a rally in Apple and Boeing shares helped offset some disappointing earnings and lingering questions over U.S. monetary policy.

The S&P 500 had fallen as much as 0.6 percent earlier, led by energy stocks, which then reversed direction along with crude prices.

Jan 29, 2015

Wall Street gains in choppy session as traders juggle mixed messages

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday, helped by firmer oil prices, even as mixed corporate news and confusion over U.S. monetary policy left investors anxious about which way to turn.

The S&P 500 index was up 0.9 percent in the afternoon after a decline of as much as 0.6 percent earlier in the session and oil futures turned positive on a day when strong job market data contrasted with disappointing reports from Alibaba and Qualcomm.

Jan 29, 2015

Wall Street gains in choppy trading

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday as oil futures pared their losses and strong job market data helped offset weak earnings reports from companies such as Alibaba and Qualcomm.

The S&P 500 hit a session high in the afternoon when nine out of 10 of the index’s sectors turned positive. It had fallen as much as 0.65 percent earlier.

Jan 28, 2015

Wall St ends lower after Fed statement, oil drop

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed down on
Wednesday, driven by a sharp decline in the S&P 500 energy
sector, after the Federal Reserve said the domestic economy was
growing at a solid pace, signaling it remains on track to raise
interest rates later this year.

Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year,
Fed officials said they would be “patient” on raising rates as
they looked past the urgent moves made by other central banks
this month to boost their struggling economies.

Jan 28, 2015

U.S. stocks fall after Fed statement, oil drop

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, driven by extended losses in the S&P 500 energy sector, after the Federal Reserve said it will remain “patient” in deciding when to raise interest rates.

Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year, Fed officials looked past the urgent moves made by other central banks this month to boost their struggling economies and saw continued economic expansion in the United States.

Jan 28, 2015

U.S. stocks give up gains after Fed statement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell slightly in volatile trading on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy is on track and it will remain “patient” in deciding when to raise interest rates.

Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year, Fed officials looked past the urgent moves made by other central banks this month to boost their struggling economies and saw continued economic expansion in the United States.

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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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