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Parasnand Madho
21 Sep, 2011 | 08:02 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 32 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points on speculation the Federal Reserve may announce further stimulus measures to boosts growth after the FOMC concludes its meeting this afternoon.  Oracle reported better than expected software sales and is forecasting higher earnings for the quarter.  Adobe Systems also announced it anticipates higher sales for the fourth quarter, offering investors some reassurance that global spending continues. ...
Parasnand Madho
20 Sep, 2011 | 08:03 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 79 points and S&P futures are trading up 8 points despite Standard & Poor's downgrade of Italy to A from A+ and kept its outlook on negative citing lower growth and political uncertainty.  The downgrade will increase strains on the debt laden Euro zone and add pressure on policy makers to take more decisive action to resolve the financial crisis.  The Federal Reserve will begins its two-day meeting today, with a decision expected on Wednesday afternoon on operation twist. ...
Courtney Raio
19 Sep, 2011 | 04:49 PM
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Markets closed lower, breaking a five-session rally, after concerns about Europe and Greek default continued to plague the markets.  The Dow closed down 108 points, but was well off of the day’s lows (-254) after reports that Greece may have reached an agreement with creditors triggered a rally to pare the day’s losses. ...
Parasnand Madho
16 Sep, 2011 | 08:06 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 49 points and S&P futures are trading down 5 points following strong gains in the previous trading session.  One in three economists see the U.S. economy heading into a recession.  Traders are not expecting the Federal Reserve to provide additional stimulus in the form of QE3. ...
Courtney Raio
15 Sep, 2011 | 05:45 PM
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Markets closed higher, extending the run of days in the green to four days, on news that central banks will be working together to provide liquidity for European banks.  The Dow closed up 186 points after brushing off the bad economic data from this morning ...