Healthcare stocks, weak data weigh on Wall Street Apr 29, 2016 09:11AM

By Tanya Agrawal

(Reuters) - Wall Street was lower for a second day on Friday as investors assessed corporate earnings and data showed that U.S. inflation barely rose in March as consumer spending remains tepid.

Shares of Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) fell 7.4 percent to $89.89 after a drop in quarterly profit, making it the biggest drag on the S&P and the Nasdaq.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) was down 1.3 percent at $93.61 a day after... (continue reading...)


Yen posts biggest weekly gain since 2008, stocks fall Apr 28, 2016 08:36PM

By Herbert Lash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The yen hit an 18-month high on Friday as investors bet the Bank of Japan might be done adding stimulus to the economy, while stocks in Europe and on Wall Street headed lower as earnings disappointed.

Major European stock indexes closed down more than 2 percent and U.S. equities were as much as 1.0 percent lower.

The yen was on track for its biggest weekly gain since the 2008 financial... (continue reading...)


Stocks ride roller coaster into second longest bull market Apr 28, 2016 03:33PM

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first few months of the year have given investors both severe selloffs and powerful rallies, and U.S. stocks have now limped into the record books with the second-longest bull market in history - with an asterisk.

The S&P 500 technically peaked on May 21, 2015 at 2,130.82. To validate that the bull lives, the index will have to surpass those levels before it declines 20 percent from there and... (continue reading...)


Wall Street sinks on BOJ fears, Icahn comments Apr 28, 2016 07:40AM

By Laila Kearney

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed down on Thursday as the Bank of Japan's shocking call to cap monetary stimulus continued to rattle investors while a late day decline in Apple shares on remarks by billionaire investor Carl Icahn added to selling pressure.

The benchmark S&P 500 had its worst day in three weeks, losing 19.34 points, or 0.92 percent, to 2,075.81, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 210.79 points, or 1.17... (continue reading...)


Yen soars, stocks slump as BOJ holds policy, pushes back inflation target Apr 27, 2016 11:13PM

By Leika Kihara and Stanley White

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan held off from expanding monetary stimulus on Thursday, defying market expectations for action even as soft global demand, an unwelcome rise in the yen and weak consumption threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery.

The yen surged the most against the dollar and the euro in nearly six years as the decision caught investors off guard, while the Nikkei share average... (continue reading...)


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