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U.S. stocks ended near unchanged on Friday, with the S&P 500 down for a third session, after economic reports showed manufacturing slowing but still in expansion mode at the end of 2014. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index came in at 55.5 in December, below expectations of a decline to 57.6 from 58.7 Read More

U.S. stocks turned lower on Friday, with the S&P 500 extended losses into a third session, after economic reports showed manufacturing slowing at the end of 2014. “The manufacturing numbers we had today match what we saw in Asia overnight, they were a bit weak, and in thin volume, things can move pretty quickly,” JJ Read More

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Friday as equities looked to rebound from a sharp decline in the previous session, but moves and volume were likely to remain small as the holiday week draws to a close. The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 15.63 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,838.7, the S&P Read More

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – The euro started the new year at 29-month lows in Asia after the head of the European Central Bank fanned expectations it would take bolder steps on stimulus this month, underlining the U.S. dollar’s rate advantage. The single currency skidded to $ 1.2054 (EUR=), depths last seen in mid-2012, Read More

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – The euro started the new year at 29-month lows in Asia after the head of the head of the European Central Bank fanned expectations it would take bolder steps on stimulus this month, so underlining the U.S. dollar’s rate advantage. In an interview with German financial daily Handelsblatt, Mario Read More