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MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Edge Lower In Choppy Trade After CPI Data

05/22/2015 10:56 AM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Core consumer prices rise 0.3% in April U.S. stocks struggled to push higher after a stronger-than-expected reading of a measure of price inflation, but the main indexes were still on track to post modest weekly gains.

UPDATE: U.S. stocks edge lower in choppy trade after CPI data

05/22/2015 10:55 AM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Core consumer prices rise 0.3% in April U.S. stocks struggled to push higher after a stronger-than-expected reading of a measure of price inflation, but the main indexes were still on track to post modest weekly gains.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Gain; S&P 500 Edges To Record

05/21/2015 4:50 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Best Buy shares surge after upbeat earnings U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday, sending the S&P 500 to a fresh record. The main indexes continued to trade in narrow ranges in the absence of a major catalyst to move prices either direction.

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: Treasurys End Week Lower On Strong CPI

05/22/2015 3:33 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch The Treasury market finished the week lower, as investors interpreted April's strong consumer-price index as an indication that the Federal Reserve might be closer to the first interest-rate increase in almost a decade.

UPDATE: Treasurys end week lower on strong CPI

05/22/2015 3:33 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch The Treasury market finished the week lower, as investors interpreted April's strong consumer-price index as an indication that the Federal Reserve might be closer to the first interest-rate increase in almost a decade.

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Rise For Second Trading Day

05/21/2015 4:14 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch Weak data reinforce expectations Fed to remain on hold Treasury prices rose Thursday, driving yields down for a second trading session, after a flurry of weak economic reports a day after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting signaled a June rate hike remains unlikely.

Tech Report

M&A in IoT Breaking Records -- Market Talk

05/13/2015 6:53 AM ET
1053 GMT [Dow Jones]--M&A activity related to the Internet of Things (IoT)--connected devices--continues to shatter records, says 451 Research. So far in 2015, buyers have spent $14.8 billion to purchase 39 IoT-related companies, surpassing the $14.3 billion spent for 62 such companies in all of 2014, which itself was a record-breaking year.…

Alibaba Group Tipped to Post Sharp Decline in 1Q Profits -- Earnings Preview

05/05/2015 6:24 AM ET
By Gillian Wong Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will announce its earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31 on Thursday before the U.S. market opens. The Chinese e-commerce giant is expected to post slower revenue growth from the previous quarter, in part because China's Lunar New Year…

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

02/24/2015 3:57 PM ET
By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON, New Zealand--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: Zig-zagging U.S. economy hard to figure

05/18/2015 9:49 AM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Maybe the U.S. economy will bounce back in a big way in the spring, but the early evidence is sorely lacking. Let's see. Retail sales were disappointingly flat (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/retail-sales-flat-in-april-as-gas-savings-continue-to-be-pocketed-2015-05-13) in April.…

UPDATE: Retail sales data may show which gear the U.S. economy is in

05/11/2015 8:30 AM ET
By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The payrolls report released last week suggested the U.S. economy is back on trend after a rocky first quarter, and upcoming data will give some sense of whether that's the case.

UPDATE: Four keys to the April jobs report

05/07/2015 4:28 PM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- After the paltry U.S. job gains in March, anything less than a 200,000 increase in April would be viewed as another letdown.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slip, But Notch Strongest Week In Past Six

05/22/2015 12:30 PM ET
By Sara Sjolin and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch U.K.'s FTSE 100 bucks negative trend European stocks slipped Friday, with investors keeping a close eye on negotiations between Greece and its lenders as well as the latest confidence data from Germany.

UPDATE: European stocks slip, but notch strongest week in past six

05/22/2015 12:30 PM ET
By Sara Sjolin and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch U.K.'s FTSE 100 bucks negative trend European stocks slipped Friday, with investors keeping a close eye on negotiations between Greece and its lenders as well as the latest confidence data from Germany.

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks, Euro Brush Past Soft Eurozone PMI Data

05/21/2015 12:39 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch European stocks finished modestly higher Thursday, recovering from losses that followed mixed manufacturing reports from the eurozone, including a figures pointing to slowing output growth in Germany, Europe's largest economy.
 
 
 
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