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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Tuesday, reversing course late in the session as strength in the dollar offset optimism about deal news. The S&P utilities sector <.SPLRCU>, which helped lead gains on Monday, was the biggest drag on the S&P 500, closing down 1.1 percent. The dollar Read More

Lars Plougmann/Flickr Stocks turned negative in the final hour of trading, while energy stocks held on to their gains and oil prices rallied. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,877, -3, (-0.02%) S&P 500: 2,076, -3.5, (-0.2%) Nasdaq: 4,912, 5, (-0.1%) And now, the top stories on Tuesday: Crude oil had yet another Read More

The three major indices (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are higher through the first half of the day, but still trading in the same range they’ve been stuck in for a while. Get the Latest Market Data and News with the Yahoo Finance App Here are some of the other stories Yahoo Finance is watching today. I Read More

REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Stocks changed course and finished strong after Friday’s weak jobs report had sent futures tumbling into the holiday weekend. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,880.85 +117.61 (0.66%) S&P 500: 2,080.62 +13.66 (0.66%) Nasdaq: 4,917.32 +30.38 (0.62%) And now, the top stories on Monday: In economic data, Markit’s latest services PMI beat Read More

While stock futures suggested a rough day for the Street ahead of the opening bell, trading in the actual session sent all three indices (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) higher. Traders seems to be digesting Friday’s week jobs report and the bad news may have actually been good news – at least for investors hoping to punt Read More

Flickr/christianhaugen Stocks have turned green after futures tanked on the weak jobs report released Friday. Near 10:31 a.m. ET, the Dow was up 97 points, the S&P 500 was up 11 points, and the Nasdaq was up 23 points.  Dow futures shaved over 160 points Friday after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Read More

Flickr/Alexander Rentsch US equities closed higher for the first time in three days and crude oil tanked at the end of this four-day trading week for stocks. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,709.49 +11.31 (0.06%) S&P 500: 2,066.73 +7.04 (0.34%) Nasdaq: 4,885.92 +5.69 (0.12%) And now, the top stories on Thursday: Oil prices Read More

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday after two days of declines following encouraging data on the labor market, which raised investors’ hopes for Friday’s key payrolls report. The S&P consumer discretionary index (.SPLRCD), up 0.7 percent, was among the day’s better-performing indexes, helped by gains in CarMax (KMX.N) Read More

All three major indices (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) trading in the green today, the last trading day of an abbreviated week for Wall Street. Jobless claims sunk to 268,000 last week, the lowest level since 2000. That bodes well for the much-watched non-farm payroll number due out tomorrow, despite the market being closed for Good Friday Read More