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UPDATE: Energy shares drag down U.S. stocks

07/31/2015 4:56 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch Shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron slump after earnings misses Drops in earnings for energy giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron prompted investors to dump energy stocks in droves Friday, which eventually weighed on all main equity benchmarks.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Energy Shares Drag Down U.S. Stocks

07/31/2015 4:56 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch Shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron slump after earnings misses Drops in earnings for energy giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron prompted investors to dump energy stocks in droves Friday, which eventually weighed on all main equity benchmarks.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Pare Early Losses To End Flat

07/31/2015 7:31 AM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Whole Foods Market plunges after earnings miss U.S. stocks ended Thursday's choppy session little changed after data showed the economy picked up its pace in the second quarter, leaving the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates as soon as September.

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: Treasury Yields Record Largest Monthly Decline Since January

07/31/2015 4:29 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch Weakest-ever reading on wage growth sent 10-year yield to a three-week low Treasury yields plummeted on Friday, finishing at the lowest level since July 8, after the Labor Department said U.S. employees' wages and benefits rose a record-low 0.2% in the second quarter.

UPDATE: Treasury yields record largest monthly decline since January

07/31/2015 4:28 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch Weakest-ever reading on wage growth sent 10-year yield to a three-week low Treasury yields plummeted on Friday, finishing at the lowest level since July 8, after the Labor Department said U.S. employees' wages and benefits rose a record-low 0.2% in the second quarter.

UPDATE: Treasury yields finish slightly lower amid month-end buying

07/30/2015 3:59 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch The Treasury market staged a U-turn Treasury yields finished lower Thursday, brought down by end-of-the-month portfolio rebalancing after initially soaring in the wake of GDP data.

Tech Report

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…

Google Ready to Support European Digital Innovation, Says Eric Schmidt

06/10/2015 10:24 AM ET
By Amir Mizroch and Ellen Emmerentze Jervell BERLIN-- Google chairman Eric Schmidt continued his company's European charm offensive by telling a gathering in Berlin that the Silicon Valley giant was ready to support the digital innovation coming out of Europe, but that the Continent had to get…

Economic Review

UPDATE: Fed seen staying mum, but second-quarter GDP report pencils out as game changer

07/29/2015 11:34 AM ET
By Greg Robb, MarketWatch The Federal Reserve will try its best not to make headlines this week, but second-quarter GDP data will likely produce more than a few. The U.S. central bank held a two-day meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a brief statement at 2 p.m. Wednesday. No press conference has been scheduled.

UPDATE: Housing boomlet furnishes U.S. economy with fresh source of growth

07/19/2015 9:02 AM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)--The U.S. economy has reached halftime in 2015 and it's been a low-scoring affair. But the second half of the year could show more razzle-dazzle.

UPDATE: U.S. economy hums along despite Greek fire, Chinese bears

07/12/2015 12:03 PM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The latest Greek debt crisis and plunging Chinese stock market are capturing headlines and making Wall Street anxious, but to most ordinary Americans they are far-off events that have no impact on their own lives.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Finish With Best Month In Five

07/31/2015 12:31 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Euro rises above $1.11 European stock indexes notched gains Friday, while the euro rose after the release of inflation figures for the eurozone that may help the European Central Bank chart its next move.

UPDATE: European stocks finish with best month in five

07/31/2015 12:30 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Euro rises above $1.11 European stock indexes notched gains Friday, while the euro rose after the release of inflation figures for the eurozone that may help the European Central Bank chart its next move.

EUROPE MARKETS: Nokia, Rolls-Royce Help Provide A Fillip For European Stocks

07/30/2015 12:02 PM ET
By Carla Mozee and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch Stocks across Europe rose Thursday, helped by encouraging quarterly reports from companies like Nokia and Rolls-Royce. Equities got a lift from "upbeat earnings," but that was offset somewhat by factors such as another drop by Chinese stocks and a slight rise in German unemployment, said Jasper…
 
 
 
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