Equities

  • Stock futures signal higher Wall Street open

    April 20 2012 4:56 AM

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for equities on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rising 0.2 to 0.4 percent.

  • U.S. stock futures signal higher Wall Street open

    April 20 2012 4:56 AM

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for equities on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rising 0.2 to 0.4 percent.

  • Firmer banks, miners help push FTSE higher

    April 20 2012 4:48 AM

    The FTSE 100 index pushed higher in early deals on Friday, supported by modest gains in banks and miners, with investors looking ahead to a key International Monetary Fund meeting this weekend.

  • Dupont, Dow to help global automakers avoid output crunch

    April 20 2012 12:16 AM

    Dupont and Dow Chemical are among chemical firms working with global automakers who are bracing for a crunch in production, after a German chemical plant explosion cut a chunk of supply of a nylon resin used in brake and fuel systems.

  • Wall Street falls on weak data, Qualcomm drags

    April 19 2012 7:00 PM

    Stocks fell for a second day on Thursday as labor market data showed more signs of weakness, while a warning from Qualcomm and poor results from Stanley Black & Decker also discouraged investors.

  • Wall Street drops on weak data, Qualcomm weighs

    April 19 2012 4:56 PM

    Stocks fell for a second day on Thursday as labor market data showed more signs of weakness, while a warning from Qualcomm and poor results from Stanley Black & Decker also discouraged investors.

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street falls for second day on weak data

    April 19 2012 4:16 PM

    Stocks fell for a second day on Thursday as labor market data showed more signs of weakness while a warning from Qualcomm and poor results from Stanley Black & Decker discouraged investors.

  • Wall Street falls for second day on weak data

    April 19 2012 4:16 PM

    Stocks fell for a second day on Thursday as labor market data showed more signs of weakness while a warning from Qualcomm and poor results from Stanley Black & Decker discouraged investors.

  • Weak data sends Wall Street tumbling

    April 19 2012 3:32 PM

    Stocks fell for a second straight day on Thursday as investors were discouraged by economic data and focused on negative corporate news.

  • Wall Street slides 1 percent

    April 19 2012 2:56 PM

    Stocks fell for a second straight day on Thursday as investors were discouraged by employment and housing market data and focused on underwhelming earnings reports from Stanley Black & Decker Inc and Qualcomm Inc.

  • Wall Street falls to session lows

    April 19 2012 2:48 PM

    Stocks fell on Thursday, extending losses on weakness in technology and industrial names.

  • Vodafone leads FTSE on M&A talk, index closes flat

    April 19 2012 1:32 PM

    The blue-chip share index closed flat on Thursday, as banks gave up gains after rising yields at a Spanish debt auction unnerved investors, but Vodafone Group outperformed on expectations it will make a bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide .

  • Wall Street dips, wrestles with choppy session

    April 19 2012 1:16 PM

    Stocks dipped in choppy trade on Thursday as investors grappled with uncertainty in the euro zone, a raft of corporate earnings and economic data that painted a mixed picture of the domestic recovery.

  • Wall Street edges higher, biotechs lift Nasdaq

    April 19 2012 11:08 AM

    Stocks rose slightly in a choppy session on Thursday as investors grappled with euro zone uncertainty, a raft of corporate earnings and economic data that painted a mixed picture of the domestic recovery.

  • Nasdaq hits session high; eBay leads

    April 19 2012 10:56 AM

    The Nasdaq rose to session highs, leading an abrupt turnaround in a choppy session on Thursday as strong earnings from eBay Inc helped boost the technology-heavy index.

  • Indexes fall after housing, factory data

    April 19 2012 10:24 AM

    Stocks fell on Thursday after data showed sales of existing homes fell unexpectedly last month, while a measure of factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region was below forecasts.

  • Wall Street opens flat after labor data

    April 19 2012 9:48 AM

    Stocks opened flat on Thursday as a weak reading on the labor market and rumors of a French sovereign debt downgrade offset better-than-expected results from Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.

  • Wall Street to open flat, French downgrade rumors weigh

    April 19 2012 9:32 AM

    Stocks were set to open little changed on Thursday as investors grappled with euro zone uncertainty, a raft of corporate earnings and softer-than-expected data on the domestic labor market.

  • Stock futures cut gains after jobless data

    April 19 2012 8:48 AM

    Stock index futures pared gains on Thursday after data showed new claims for weekly jobless benefits came in above forecasts and the figure for the previous week was revised higher, dampening hopes of a pick-up in job creation in April.

  • Stocks futures trim gains on French downgrade rumors

    April 19 2012 8:32 AM

    Stock index futures trimmed early gains on Thursday, tracking European markets lower, as speculation swirled that France's sovereign debt rating may be downgraded.