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U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Friday, following a global decline in equities on renewed Greece concerns and new Chinese trading regulations, amid U.S. inflation and consumer data. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 200 points soon after the open, with American Express leading laggards and only General Electric gaining. “I think what’s more …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, following a decline in European equities, as investors digested domestic data and eyed renewed concerns about Greece. “The real disappointment here is housing starts, again (showing) very mixed signals from the housing market,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital. “That coupled with renewed concerns over …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday as investors continued to digest financial earnings and economic reports. “What we’re seeing at least so far is companies coming in and beating estimates,” said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott. Bank of America posted a first-quarter profit, swinging from a surprise loss a year earlier …

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From the looks of the bond market, you might think the economy was heading south—and fast. March’s retail sales rose 0.9 percent, the first increase after three months of declines but shy of the 1.1 percent expected. It showed consumers were spending again, and the economy is not tipping toward recession. Yet, Treasury yields, which …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks gained on Tuesday as investors digested the first of the major earnings reports and moderate economic data. (Tweet This) There’s “more good news than bad,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities. “We haven’t had anybody bomb yet.” He said that after an inital reaction to earnings headlines, traders will eye …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks traded higher after initially opening mostly lower on Monday as investors awaited the beginning of earnings season this week. “The key to this week is the kickoff to the big earnings,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital. “Until we get big name earnings the market is probably not going …

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U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with the Dow topping 18,000 for the first time in April as investors looked ahead to the official start of earnings season next week. (Tweet This) “I think this week we had some pretty good headlines—high profile M&A that boosted confidence, especially the Shell deal (indicating there) will be …

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European investors have thrown their weight behind comments by Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, this week who warned of the risks that reduced liquidity was having on global asset markets. William de Vijlder, the group chief economist at BNP Paribas, called this the main issue that markets were currently facing and was relieved that …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks opened narrowly higher on Friday as investors eyed the start of earnings season and the rising dollar. “Investors are going to take a wait and see attitude [today] as earnings season starts,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital. The corporate earnings outlook for 2015 seems bleak, as first-quarter earnings …

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Larry Summers, left, and Jamie Dimon

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said regulators should make a priority of addressing the problems of bond market liquidity, brought on by their very efforts to make institutions safer after the financial crisis. Summers, speaking Thursday on “Squawk Box,” responded to comments made by JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon who said recent volatility in the currency …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks traded higher after opening near the flatline on Thursday as investors digested earnings reports and looked for more signals on the timing of an interest rate hike. “The key for the short-term direction lies with the earnings next week,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital. “The Fed is just …

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U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors shook off a plunge in oil prices and digested the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes as mostly dovish. “Apple and the energy stocks are definitely having a (negative) effect on the Dow,” said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management. “I think it is a reaction in …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks opened near the flatline on Wednesday amid a weaker dollar as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes. “Today we’re going to be trading in advance of the FOMC minutes. I expect a sort of listless market,” said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott. “Again we have this information void …

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Americans are finally aware they have more money in their pockets from cheaper gasoline prices, and they are putting it to use at a faster pace. The most recent CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows a major shift in attitude among consumers in just three months. Conducted March 26 to 29, the study found that 56 …

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U.S. stocks traded higher on Tuesday as investors eyed weaker oil prices and renewed dollar strength ahead of the unofficial beginning of earnings season on Wednesday. “It’s a very light day today in terms of economic news,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital. “The market is going to buy some time …