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Wall Street at Close Report by MarketWatch on June 16, 2015: U.S. stocks end with modest gains

marketwatch.com U.S. stocks end with modest gains Anora Mahmudova, Sara Sjolin U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday, as investors shrugged off worries about unsuccessful Greek debt talks and awaited the outcome of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting which concludes on Wednesday. The stock market appeared to find support in stronger-than-expected data for building permits. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.57%  added 11.86 points, or 0.6%, to 2,096.29, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Wall Street at Close Report by MarketWatch on June 15, 2015: U.S. stocks slump, dragged down by Greece worries

marketwatch.com U.S. stocks slump, dragged down by Greece worries Anora Mahmudova, Barbara Kollmeyer   U.S. stocks finished broadly lower Monday, beginning the week on a downbeat note Monday after the collapse of weekend talks over Greece’s bailout plan and disappointing economic data. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.46% declined 9.68 points, or 0.5%, to close at 2,084.43. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

Wall Street at Close Report by MarketWatch on April 20, 2015: U.S. stocks post biggest gain in three weeks.

U.S. stocks post biggest gain in three weeks By ANORA MAHMUDOVA REPORTER AND BARBARA KOLLMEYER MARKETS REPORTER U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, posting their biggest advance in three weeks, as better-than-expected earnings from companies helped deliver a dollop of confidence to global-equity markets after a rout in stocks on Friday. The S&P 500  SPX,  +0.92%   closed 19.22 points, or 0.9%, higher at 2,100.40, with the technology sector leading broad-based gains.

Wall Street at Close Report by MarketWatch on April 17, 2015: U.S. stock rout on Friday helps drive weekly loss

U.S. stock rout on Friday helps drive weekly loss By ANORA MAHMUDOVA REPORTER AND BARBARA KOLLMEYER MARKETS REPORTER U.S. stocks sold off on Friday as a confluence of intensifying Greek default fears and new stock-market regulation from China put investors on edge. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered their worst one-day point decline in more than three weeks and ended the week with losses after two consecutive weekly gains. Time (EDT) Dow Jones Industrial Average 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr US:DJIA 17,700 17,800 17,900 18,000 18,100 18,200 The Dow Jones Industrial Average  DJIA,  -1.54%  dropped 279.67 points, or 1.5%, to 17,826.10 and ended the week 1.3% lower. The blue-chip average turned negative for the year.

Wall Street at Close Report by MarketWatch on April 16, 2015: U.S. stocks finish lower amid mixed economic data, earnings.

U.S. stocks finish lower amid mixed economic data, earnings By WALLACE WITKOWSKI REPORTER AND SARA SJOLIN MARKETS REPORTER U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Thursday following a session of slight gains and declines as investors digested a mixed batch of economic reports and Federal Reserve speakers in light of a stream of better-than-expected earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average  DJIA,  -0.04%  which was up as high as 57 points on the session, closed down 6.84 points at 18,105.77. About two-thirds of the blue-chip indexes’s 30 components closed lower.

Wall Street at Close Report by MarketWatch on April 13, 2015: U.S. stocks fade as earnings jitters ratchet up

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U.S. stocks fade as earnings jitters ratchet up By ANORA MAHMUDOVA REPORTER AND BARBARA KOLLMEYER MARKETS REPORTER NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks ended Monday’s thinly-traded session lower as concerns about potentially weak quarterly results, as well as looming interest-rate hikes, eroded confidence among investors. Investors appeared nervous, with the CBOE Volatility Index, otherwise known as Vix VIX,  +10.81%  jumping 11% to settle nearly 14, while the main benchmarks turned opening gains into losses.