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Market Snapshot

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Health Care, Financial Stocks Looking Best Going Into Tough Earnings Season

03/29/2015 9:02 AM ET
llace Witkowski, MarketWatch
S&P 500 earnings expected to come in 4.6% lower than a year ago
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Health care and financial earnings are looking to be some of the relatively few bright spots in what promises to be a dreary reporting season.
Stocks are getting hit hard as the first quarter draws to a close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI), the S&P 500 Index (SPX), and the Nasdaq Composite Index (RIXF) all finished down more than 2% last week. On Friday, government data showed the rise in…

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Tech Report

Xero Raises NZ$147.2Mln In New Capital For Growth Plans

02/24/2015 3:57 PM ET
Cloud software company Xero Ltd. (XRO.NZ) has raised 147.2 million New Zealand dollars, which will be used for research and to drive its growth in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Economic Review

UPDATE: Everything in the economy's slowing down except for job creation

03/29/2015 12:04 PM ET
The U.S. economy has slowed down by almost every measure except for perhaps the most crucial one: jobs. Sales at retailers have been soft, manufacturers are growing more slowly and business investment has fallen six straight months, a batch of recent reports show. No matter. Companies continue to hire at the fastest pace in 15 years, with little sign they are ready to apply the brakes.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: Greek Stocks Slammed As Government Struggles With Reform Deal

03/30/2015 4:44 AM ET
Greek stocks slumped in an otherwise upbeat European market on Monday, as the country's government scrambled to reach a reform agreement with international lenders before it runs out of money.

World Markets

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Market Movers

COMPANY NAMELAST PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
BACBank of Americ…
15.31
-0.11 (0.71%)
73,140,825
FFord Motor Co
15.98
-0.03 (0.19%)
53,270,387
RADRite Aid Corp
8.57
+0.37 (4.51%)
42,282,559
GEGeneral Electr…
24.86
+0.06 (0.24%)
28,320,556
EMCEMC Corp
25.17
+0.12 (0.46%)
27,929,877
PFEPfizer Inc
34.53
+0.37 (1.08%)
22,840,401
CHKChesapeake Ene…
14.03
-0.19 (1.34%)
21,465,879
BTUPeabody Energy…
5.13
-0.47 (8.39%)
21,413,648
FCXFreeport-McMoR…
18.80
-0.70 (3.59%)
20,855,388
TAT&T Inc
32.75
-0.07 (0.21%)
20,852,749
DOWDow Chemical Co
47.76
+1.32 (2.84%)
19,924,594
HPQHewlett-Packar…
31.49
-0.52 (1.62%)
19,646,060
ORCLOracle Corp
42.64
-0.35 (0.81%)
18,030,789
AAAlcoa Inc
12.70
-0.18 (1.40%)
16,993,486
CCitigroup Inc
51.00
-0.19 (0.37%)
16,052,366
RFRegions Financ…
9.23
-0.08 (0.86%)
15,379,738
TWTRTwitter Inc
50.01
+0.09 (0.18%)
14,852,364
KOThe Coca-Cola …
40.08
-0.27 (0.67%)
14,384,361
WFCWells Fargo & …
54.12
-0.38 (0.70%)
13,600,286
CCLCarnival Corp
47.12
+2.70 (6.08%)
12,474,151
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Market Diaries

Advancers/Decliners 
The number of stocks that closed at a higher price than the previous day's close, and the number of stocks that closed at a lower price than the previous day's close.
 

NYSE
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NASDAQ
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Bond Market

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: 10-year Treasurys Close Below 2%

03/27/2015 4:10 PM ET
lie Ismailidou, MarketWatch …

Yield Curve 
A line that plots the interest rates, set at point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.
 

Treasury Bills & Bonds 
Bills are debts issued by the U.S. Treasury which have a maturity of less than 1 year while bonds are debt issued by the U.S. Treasury which have a maturity longer than 10 years.
 

MATURITY% YIELDCHANGE
3 Month Bill0.04+0.01
2 Year Bond0.58-0.03
10 Year Bond1.95-0.06

Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index

1,943.39+6.16 (0.32%)
As of 03/27/2015