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UPDATE: Wall Street stocks set to trade higher ahead of factory data

05/02/2016 8:06 AM ET
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Apple, Amazon, Halliburton, Baker Hughes in focus Stock futures rose moderately as a new month of trading kicks off, with investors expected to seek direction Monday from a key gauge of U.S. manufacturing.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Wall Street Stocks Set To Trade Higher Ahead Of Factory Data

05/02/2016 8:06 AM ET
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Apple, Amazon, Halliburton, Baker Hughes in focus Stock futures rose moderately as a new month of trading kicks off, with investors expected to seek direction Monday from a key gauge of U.S. manufacturing.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Wall Street Isn't Rewarding Low-expectation Earnings Beats

04/30/2016 9:11 PM ET
By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch Health-care, media, energy earnings start winding season down Earnings beats this season have been cheapened, with lower-than-usual expectations making for little fanfare with investors when companies top the Wall Street consensus.

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: Treasury Yields Log Largest 3-day Drop Since February

04/29/2016 4:10 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch But yields rose over the month, due to rally in oil and strength in equities Treasury prices rose Friday for the third straight session, pushing yields to their lowest levels in 10 days, after a U.S. inflation gauge remained subdued but within the market's expectations.

UPDATE: Treasury yields log largest 3-day drop since February

04/29/2016 4:09 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch But yields rose over the month, due to rally in oil and strength in equities Treasury prices rose Friday for the third straight session, pushing yields to their lowest levels in 10 days, after a U.S. inflation gauge remained subdued but within the market's expectations.

Denmark to Auction November 2018, November 2025 Bonds on May 4

04/29/2016 10:23 AM ET
By Emese Bartha The Danish central bank will reopen its 2018- and 2025-dated bonds at an auction on May 4, it said Friday. The following are details of the auction.

Tech Report

Inmarsat Reports 17% Drop in Net Profit, Raises Dividend-Update

03/03/2016 7:11 AM ET
(Adds CEO and broker comments) By Robert Wall and Rory Gallivan LONDON--Satellite operator Inmarsat PLC (ISAT.LN) Thursday reported a 17% fall in full-year net profit as it continued to feel the impact of reduced government spending on communications equipment.

TECH STOCKS: Apple Has Failed To Prove The Usefulness Of Smartwatches

02/01/2016 4:57 PM ET
By Jennifer Booton, MarketWatch They're not something 'consumers seem to register as a need,' says an analyst Apple Inc. has been known for creating entirely new product categories. But that hasn't been the case with the Apple Watch, Juniper Research analyst James Moar said in a post…

UPDATE: Apple has failed to prove the usefulness of smartwatches

02/01/2016 4:57 PM ET
By Jennifer Booton, MarketWatch They're not something 'consumers seem to register as a need,' says an analyst Apple Inc. has been known for creating entirely new product categories. But that hasn't been the case with the Apple Watch, Juniper Research analyst James Moar said in a post…

Economic Review

UPDATE: If the economy springs back, jobs and auto sales will lead the way

05/01/2016 12:01 PM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch Good news needed after wave of poor reports on U.S. growth For the third straight year, the U.S. economy has gotten off to a rocky start with most experts predicting a spring revival.

UPDATE: Here's what to watch in the likely downbeat GDP report

04/28/2016 6:03 AM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch U.S. likely grew less than 1%, but hiring suggests economy OK The first look at U.S. growth in the January-to-March quarter is likely to show a weak economy getting even weaker. But Wall Street is also just as likely to downplay first-quarter GDP for painting an excessively dour view of the economy.

UPDATE: Lackluster GDP throws wrench into Fed's rate-hike plans

04/27/2016 1:24 PM ET
By Greg Robb, MarketWatch Fed seen on hold for April, so question is the plan for June WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Federal Reserve has not raised interest rates so far this year due to concerns about the global economy. Now it can add a sickly U.S. economy to its worry list.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: Banks Under Pressure In Europe Amid Holiday-thinned Session

05/02/2016 4:19 AM ET
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch London closed for May Day holiday European stocks traded mixed on Monday, with banks acting as a drag on some regional indexes, while Bayer AG helped lift German stocks after news of a drug approval.

Banks under pressure in Europe amid holiday-thinned session

05/02/2016 4:19 AM ET
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch London closed for May Day holiday European stocks traded mixed on Monday, with banks acting as a drag on some regional indexes, while Bayer AG helped lift German stocks after news of a drug approval.

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slide As GDP Data, Earnings Stream In

04/29/2016 12:17 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Euro pushes above $1.14 European stocks suffered their worst session in two months Friday, as investors tackled a raft of economic data and a fresh batch of corporate results as the week and month drew to a close.
 
 
 
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