By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, after the latest flare of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. After holding...Show More Summary
Spencer Platt/Getty Images By KEN SWEET NEW YORK -- The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Show More Summary
New York (AFP) - The S&P 500 set a new record Thursday as US stocks powered higher, shrugging off geopolitical problems elsewhere and gaining from fresh signs of strength in the US economy.
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, ahead of a flurry of economic data and the start of the meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Policymakers are due to discuss the labor markets of major economies at the Aug. Show More Summary
Spencer Platt/Getty Images By KEN SWEET NEW YORK -- The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in midday trading as traders wait for the latest news from the Federal Reserve.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were little changed in Wednesday morning trading as investors waited for minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. Lowe's, the home improvement retail chain, fell after the company's outlook came in short of investors' expectations.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped slightly at the open on Wednesday following weak earnings forecasts from retailers Lowe's and Target, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve. The Dow...Show More Summary
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock futures were little changed on Wednesday after the S&P 500 notched two straight days of gains and ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve. Investors will peruse the Fed minutes, which will be released at 2:00 p.m. Show More Summary
Antonio Fatás: Irrational exuberance meets secular stagnation: Robert Shiller warns us in the New York Times about the potential risks of high stock market valuations in the US. According to Shiller "the United States stock market looks very expensive right...
By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK -- A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now. The Standard & Poor's 500 index (^GPSC) closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on concerns...Show More Summary
By Antonio Fatas: Robert Shiller warns us in the New York Times about the potential risks of high stock market valuations in the US. According to Shiller "the United States stock market looks very expensive right now". Brad DeLong and...Show More Summary
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures advanced modestly on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight day of gains, after solid earnings from Home Depot and ahead of data on inflation and the housing market. Show More Summary
Spencer Platt/Getty Images By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK -- Corporate deal news gave the U.S. stock market a lift on Monday as a bidding contest erupted for a discount retailer. Stocks also climbed amid reports of diplomatic efforts toShow More Summary
New York (AFP) - US stocks rebounded Monday from last week's Ukraine-linked setback as fears of a clash with Russia ebbed, with the Dow up 1.1 percent and Nasdaq at a 14-year high.
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures were higher on Monday, as the threat of an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine appeared to lessen and the latest round of merger action supported equities. Russia said all...Show More Summary
Yale Professor Robert J. Shiller has a new piece examining the market up at The New York Times in which he notes that stocks are indeed expensive: The United States stock market looks very expensive right now. The CAPE ratio, a stock-price measure I helped develop — is hovering at a worrisome level. Show More Summary
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - As headlines about an apparent escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine hit traders' screens, selling was the word on Wall Street. Once again, though, for many it looked like nothing but another buying opportunity in U.S. Show More Summary
AP/Sergei GritsA local resident passes by Ukrainian army APC in the city of Lutugino, eastern Ukraine on Friday. Fears of an escalation of the regional conflict buffeted stocks. By MATTHEW CRAFT NEW YORK -- Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed.