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MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Higher As Upbeat Fed Report Soothes China Jitters

09/02/2015 5:22 PM ET
By Sue Chang and Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch Nasdaq returns to positive territory for the year U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday as a Federal Reserve report painted a more optimistic economic picture, soothing worries about the possible impact of the slowdown in China on the U.S.

UPDATE: U.S. stocks end higher as upbeat Fed report soothes China jitters

09/02/2015 5:22 PM ET
By Sue Chang and Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch Nasdaq returns to positive territory for the year U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday as a Federal Reserve report painted a more optimistic economic picture, soothing worries about the possible impact of the slowdown in China on the U.S.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Suffer 3rd-worst Drop Of Year On Weak China Data

09/01/2015 5:11 PM ET
By Sue Chang and Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch Analyst sees little relief for market other than technical support U.S. stocks suffered their third-worst loss of the year on Tuesday as part of a global rout sparked by a new round of weak Chinese economic data.

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Lose Ground As Investors Await Payrolls

09/02/2015 4:26 PM ET
By William Watts, MarketWatch Yields on U.S. Treasurys rose slightly Wednesday as investors weighed a handful of U.S. economic reports, including figures on private-sector payrolls and the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, ahead of Friday's all-important August payrolls data.

Treasurys lose ground as investors await payrolls

09/02/2015 4:25 PM ET
By William Watts, MarketWatch Yields on U.S. Treasurys rose slightly Wednesday as investors weighed a handful of U.S. economic reports, including figures on private-sector payrolls and the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, ahead of Friday's all-important August payrolls data.

BOND REPORT: Stock Selloff Drives Treasury Yields To Lowest Level In A Week

09/01/2015 4:22 PM ET
By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch Treasury yields declined Tuesday as global stocks plummeted, pushing investors into the perceived safety of the U.S. sovereign-bond market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was down three basis points to 2.174% in recent trade, according to Tradeweb data. The two-year yield was down 2.4 basis points to…

Tech Report

China Fines Three Tech Companies Over Stock-Trading Platforms

09/02/2015 10:53 AM ET
China's stock regulator punished three technology firms for operating what it called illegal securities trading platforms and imposed fines of over 600 million yuan ($ 94.4 million) in total on Wednesday, as the authority continued to clamp down on market irregularities.

Autodesk Posts a Loss on $214 Million Tax Charge -- Update

08/27/2015 5:38 PM ET
By Maria Armental Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) swung to a loss in the second quarter on a $214 million tax charge, and the software company cut its projections for the year as it continues to transition to a subscription-based model.

Etsy's Stock Jumps 24% Following Google Mention

07/17/2015 1:13 PM ET
By Jennifer Booton Shares of Etsy Inc.(ETSY) jumped 21% on Friday following a hat-tip by Google Inc.(GOOGL) on the company's earnings conference call late Thursday. Google named Etsy as one of the developers seeing a boost in traffic as part of Google's efforts to use indexing to help people…

Economic Review

5 things to watch at Thursday's ECB meeting

09/02/2015 11:35 AM ET
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch The European Central Bank will be back in the spotlight on Thursday after an eventful summer, when China-fueled market panic, a plunge in commodity prices and Fed rate hike speculation all served to cloud the outlook for the eurozone economy.

UPDATE: Jobs report could prevent rate hike -- but unlikely to ensure one

08/30/2015 12:03 PM ET
By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch A jobs report less than a month before a key Federal Reserve interest-rate decision is always a big deal, but the looming report on August payrolls probably can only move sentiment by central bankers in one direction.

UPDATE: As China worries show, U.S. economy splashes into rougher global seas

08/24/2015 9:48 AM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy is like a bird with a clipped wing: something's always preventing growth from soaring to its full heights.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Log Gain After Choppy Day

09/02/2015 12:09 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch After a choppy session, European stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday, although investors remained cautious after worries about growth in China and a possible U.S. interest-rate hike drove a selloff in the previous session.

UPDATE: European stocks log gain after choppy day

09/02/2015 12:09 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch After a choppy session, European stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday, although investors remained cautious after worries about growth in China and a possible U.S. interest-rate hike drove a selloff in the previous session.

UPDATE: European markets slump after weak factory data

09/01/2015 12:02 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Stoxx 600 shaves off 2.7% European stocks slid Tuesday, coming under pressure after disappointing data on factory activity in China and in parts of the eurozone.
 
 
 
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