Retail boost helps lift S&P 500

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday as earnings from Home Depot and retail sales data signaled solid consumer health and eased worries about a Federal Reserve that may have to become more aggressive in the face of rising inflation.FILE PHOTO: People walk by the New York

Futures extend losses after strong inflation data

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures extended losses on Wednesday after data showed U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in October, fueling concerns that inflation could

Futures slip on Fed angst; Tesla slides after record run

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures slipped on Tuesday, pointing to a slight easing from record highs for Wall Street indexes as investors took to caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s widely expected move to start tapering its monthly bond purchases.FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New

Solid earnings lift mood on Wall Street ahead of Apple, Amazon results

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Thursday as upbeat quarterly earnings from Caterpillar, Merck and Ford helped investors shrug off data that showed U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the third quarter.FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York

Wall Street closes at record but Facebook weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes closed modestly higher on Tuesday, with the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 hitting fresh records, and gains were subdued as Facebook shares fell in the wake of its quarterly earnings.FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

UPS profit rises ahead of peak holiday season

(Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday, bolstered by strong e-commerce demand that has driven the delivery giant to raise shipping rates and cherry-pick more profitable customers.A woman walks past a sign bearing the logo of United Parcel Service (UPS) at a job

Wall St eyes higher open as Big Tech earnings take center stage

(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes were set to open higher on Monday as investors geared up for earnings reports from heavyweight technology companies this week, while PayPal jumped after saying it was not interested in buying Pinterest.FILE PHOTO: A Specialist trader works inside a booth on the floor of the

S&P 500, Dow near record highs on solid forecasts from healthcare firms

(Reuters) -The S&P 500 and the Dow inched closer to record highs on Wednesday after strong forecasts from healthcare companies Anthem and Abbott, while the Nasdaq lagged as technology stocks took a breather.Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October

Tech lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq amid inflation, China growth worries

(Reuters) -U.S. stocks rose on Monday on gains in heavyweight technology companies, although sentiment remained fragile due to slowing economic growth in China and concerns of elevated inflation due to a relentless surge in oil prices.FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Wall St Week Ahead: Energy price spike adds market risk as earnings arrive

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock market investors are gauging whether more volatility is ahead because of surging global energy prices, which could drive up inflation, erode profit margins and pressure consumer spending.FILE PHOTO: A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)