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Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall Street at Close: U.S. stock indexes end with mild losses

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  U.S. Markets Seagate, Western Digital lead tech retreat Hard disk drive makers close in the red after Hutchinson Technology warms on outlook. Qualcomm slips following reorganization plans. 5 min ago Chevron, Nabors perk up energy stocks Upgrade lifts Halliburton, losses evaporate late in the day; Energy Transfer Partners raises $600 million in stock offering.    U.S. stock indexes end with mild losses NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks on Thursday closed with mild losses after recouping most of the day's slide in the final 30 minutes of trade. The energy sector led the late-session recovery. After falling as many as 177 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended off 24.75 points, or 0.2%, at 12,602.26. The S&P 500 index declined 2.81 points, or 0.2%, to 1,329.04. The Nasdaq Composite shed 25.83 points, or 0.9%, to 2,849.

Stocks and markets in the News | Wall street at Close: Stocks mostly off after Fed cuts growth outlook

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Wednesday’s biggest gaining and declining stocks Adobe, AspenBio, Identix, Jefferies, and Gevo are among Wednesday’s biggest gaining and declining stocks. 4:53 p.m. Today   Stocks mostly off after Fed cuts growth outlook U.S. stocks ended mostly lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut its growth forecasts and Chairman Ben Bernanke said the labor market had lost some steam. 4:38 p.m. Today

Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall street at Close:

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U.S. stock indexes end at five-week highs NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock indexes on Tuesday finished at five-week highs, with equities rising on thinking the Federal Reserve would make further moves to stimulate the economy. "It does seem like it's more out of hope for something that is coming than hard fact," said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank, of expectations ahead of Wednesday's conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 95.51 points, or 0.8%, to 12,837.33. The S&P 500 Index climbed 13.20 points, or 1%, to 1,357.98. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 34.43 points, or 1.2%, to 2,929.76.    More News:   B. of A., Citigroup rise on Fed meeting U.S. financial stocks close higher, led by strong bank gains, as investors are

Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall Street at Close: U.S. Stocks ends Sharply Higher

  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks on Thursday closed with strong gains amid reports of possible action by global central banks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 155.38 points, or 1.2%, to 12,651.91. The S&P 500 Index added 14.22 points, or 1.1%, to 1,329.10. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 17.72 points, or 0.6%, to 2,836.33. U.S. stocks end sharply higher

Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall Street at Close: U.S. Erased yesterday's gains, as mounting stresses on Spain banking system

U.S. stocks erase prior session's gains on Spain   SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks tumbled more than 1% Wednesday, giving up the prior session's gains, as mounting stresses on Spain's banking system and a retreat in pending home sales erased any recent optimism about the euro zone's outlook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 160.83 points, or 1.3%, to 12,419.86, with only Intel Corp. ending higher among 30 components. The S&P 500 dropped 19.10 points, or 1.4%, to 1,313.32. All 10 S&P 500 sectors ended lower, led by pullbacks in energy and financial stocks. The Nasdaq Composite lost 33.63 points, or 1.2%, to 2,837.36. For the month that ends Thursday, the benchmark indexes are down at least 6%.

Stocks and markets in the News | Wall Street at Close: U.S. stock indexes knocked for fifth day

By Kate Gibson , MarketWatch  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks slid on Thursday, with the Dow industrials down for an 11th out of 12 sessions, as a negative gauge of manufacturing in the Philadelphia region added to worries about Europe.  “We’re going to react negatively on those days we wake up and think, Europe really is important. We can’t overlook it just because Facebook is going public,” said Kim Caughey Forrest, senior equity analyst at Fort Capital in Pittsburgh.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -1.24%  fell 156.06 points, or 1.2%, to 12,5442.49. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. JPM -4.31%  shares were among those weighing, its shares off 4.3% a

Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall street at Close: U.S. stocks down again on European concerns

By Kate Gibson NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks retreated Wednesday as anxiety over Greece's troubles derailed enthusiasm that came with upbeat economic reports on U.S. industrial output and housing. Down for a 10th out of the last 11 sessions, the Dow industrials fell 33.45 points, or 0.3%, to 12,598.55, its lowest close since January. The S&P 500 Index SPX -0.44% declined 5.86 points, or 0.4%, to 1,324.80. The Nasdaq Composite COMP -0.68% shed 19.72 points, or 0.7%, to 2,874.04.

Stocks andMarkets in the News | Wall Street at Close: U.S. stocks drop as investors fret over Europe

By Laura Mandaro SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday but recovered more than half of the session's losses, as the future of Europe's monetary union following weekend elections again dominated investors' attention. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.59% fell 76.44 points, or 0.6%, to 12,932.09. Of 30 components, 25 were lower, led by a 2.3% drop in Hewlett-Packard Co. HPQ -2.30% shares. At its low points, the Dow index had lost 198 points. The S&P 500 SPX -0.43% fell 5.86 points, or 0.4%, to 1,363.72, led by retail and financial stocks.

Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall Street at Close: Dow drops with IBM; Nasdaq gains with Apple

By Laura Mandaro SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended close to the flatline on Monday, as unease over the outcome of European elections kept a damper on sentiment, though much of that outcome was priced in. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.23% fell 29.74 points, or 0.2%, to 13,008.53. Caterpillar Inc. CAT -1.27% and International Business Machines Corp. IBM -0.60% contributed the most to the Dow's slide. The S&P 500 SPX +0.04% end