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Strong German retail sales keep European shares near seven-year highs

By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) – European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying program. The gains … Continue reading

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Strong German retail sales keep European shares near seven-year highs

By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) – European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying program. The gains … Continue reading

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Barclays, Glencore earnings knock FTSE back from Monday’s record high

By Alistair Smout and Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s blue-chip share index gave up early gains for a third straight session on Tuesday, dropping back from record highs, as Glencore and Barclays weighed on the market after earnings releases. … Continue reading

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Barclays, Glencore earnings knock FTSE back from Monday’s record high

By Alistair Smout and Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s blue-chip share index gave up early gains for a third straight session on Tuesday, dropping back from record highs, as Glencore and Barclays weighed on the market after earnings releases. … Continue reading

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Global stocks limp after Nasdaq milestone, China in focus

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq, as investors looked ahead to the release of China’s growth target. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was flat at 4,915.77, as was Germany’s DAX, which … Continue reading

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Global stocks limp after Nasdaq milestone, China in focus

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq, as investors looked ahead to the release of China’s growth target. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was flat at 4,915.77, as was Germany’s DAX, which … Continue reading

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US STOCKS-Wall St dip at open after latest records, Nasdaq 5,000

* Auto sales expected throughout session * Best Buy climbs in premarket after results * Citigroup (NYSE: C – news) to sell OneMain Financial to Springleaf Holdings * Futures off: Dow 38 pts, SP 5.75 pts, Nasdaq 9.25 pts (Adds … Continue reading

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US STOCKS-Futures dip after Dow, S&P records and Nasdaq 5,000

* Auto sales expected throughout session * Best Buy climbs in premarket after results * Citigroup (NYSE: C – news) to sell OneMain Financial to Springleaf Holdings * Futures off: Dow 17 pts, SP 2.75 pts, Nasdaq 3.75 pts By … Continue reading

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umber Liquidators and Endo are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Freescale Semiconductor Ltd., up $4.25 to $40.36 The chipmaker agreed to be acquired by Dutch company … Continue reading

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US STOCKS-Wall St. rallies; Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

* Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time since March 2000 * SP, Dow hit records * Consumer spending falls for second straight month * Markit (NasdaqGS: MRKT – news) manufacturing hits 4-month high, ISM hits 13-monthlow * NXP Semi … Continue reading

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