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MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Rally; S&P 500 Positive For The Year

04/16/2014 4:59 PM ET
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks rallied Wednesday, and three days of gains sent the benchmark S&P 500 into positive territory for the year.

UPDATE: U.S. stocks rally; S&P 500 positive for the year

04/16/2014 4:59 PM ET
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks rallied Wednesday, and three days of gains sent the benchmark S&P 500 into positive territory for the year.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stocks Gain For 2nd Day In Row After Ukraine Fears Ease

04/15/2014 4:33 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday following a choppy session, bouncing back from a sizable drop that came after reports of fighting on the ground in Ukraine.

Bond Report

UPDATE: Yield curve matches flattest since 2009 on Yellen

04/16/2014 3:55 PM ET
NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--Treasury prices slipped Wednesday, with the yield gap between intermediate and long-term Treasurys narrowing as the market interpreted a slightly more hawkish tone in a speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

BOND REPORT: Yield Curve Matches Flattest Since 2009 On Yellen

04/16/2014 3:55 PM ET
NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--Treasury prices slipped Wednesday, with the yield gap between intermediate and long-term Treasurys narrowing as the market interpreted a slightly more hawkish tone in a speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

UPDATE: Treasurys rise as market debates data, Ukraine

04/15/2014 4:20 PM ET
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices rose Tuesday as fears crested over a a conflict in Ukraine, but pared gains toward the end of the session as the market refocused on stronger U.S. economic growth.

Tech Report

TECH STOCKS: Yahoo Rallies; 'Holy Alibaba,' Says Analyst

04/16/2014 12:55 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Yahoo Inc. shares jumped sharply Wednesday, partly on the Web portal's upbeat gains in its core business, but mostly on the reaccelerated growth in Alibaba, the Chinese Internet giant in which it owns a huge stake.

UPDATE: Yahoo rallies; 'Holy Alibaba,' says analyst

04/16/2014 12:55 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Yahoo Inc. shares jumped sharply Wednesday, partly on the Web portal's upbeat gains in its core business, but mostly on the reaccelerated growth in Alibaba, the Chinese Internet giant in which it owns a huge stake.

TECH STOCKS: Twitter Rallies 8% As Nasdaq Reclaims 4,000

04/15/2014 3:29 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Twitter rallied Tuesday as the tech sector turned positive, sending the Nasdaq Composite further from correction territory.

Economic Review

UPDATE: Consumers seen springing ahead -- for now

04/13/2014 12:04 PM ET
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy took a turn for the better in March as the weather warmed up, but the upturn in growth can only continue if consumers get out and spend a bit more.

UPDATE: Hiring rebound keeps Fed locked on target

04/06/2014 12:04 PM ET
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The rebound in hiring in March doesn't prove the economy is ready to soar, but it keeps the Federal Reserve on target to end its controversial stimulus program by late fall.

UPDATE: Optimism building ahead of jobs report

04/03/2014 4:40 PM ET
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- When it comes to U.S. jobs report for March, Wall Street is predicting one thing but thinking another. Economists polled by MarketWatch expect the Labor Department on Friday to report a 200,000 gain in new jobs last month. But if you listen to all the whispers, the increase could be much bigger, perhaps 250,000. A…

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Stay Strong After Weak Inflation Data

04/16/2014 11:56 AM ET
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets posted solid gains on Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth data encouraged investors to move back into riskier assets and weak euro-zone inflation added more pressure on the European Central Bank to loosen policy.

UPDATE: European stocks stay strong after weak inflation data

04/16/2014 11:56 AM ET
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets posted solid gains on Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth data encouraged investors to move back into riskier assets and weak euro-zone inflation added more pressure on the European Central Bank to loosen policy.

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Drop As Ukraine Conflict Escalates

04/15/2014 12:43 PM ET
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stocks dropped Tuesday, with the losses picking up pace following reports that the crisis in Ukraine had escalated.
 
 
 
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