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MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End The Week Lower, But Post Monthly Gains

05/29/2015 4:47 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Humana jumps 20% on possible sale news U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday after a string of weak economic reports, finishing the week with modest losses.

UPDATE: U.S. stocks end the week lower, but post monthly gains

05/29/2015 4:46 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Humana jumps 20% on possible sale news U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday after a string of weak economic reports, finishing the week with modest losses.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Lower Amid Rate-hike Worries

05/28/2015 4:41 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Nasdaq retreats from record level U.S. stocks ended Thursday's choppy session slightly lower as investors grappled with comments from Federal Reserve officials about the possibility of raising interest rates this year.

Bond Report

UPDATE: Negative GDP drives Treasury yields to lowest in a month

05/29/2015 4:34 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch Treasury prices finished the week higher, driving yields down to their lowest level in a month, on a report that showed that the U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year.

BOND REPORT: Contracting U.S. Economy Is Good News For Treasurys

05/29/2015 11:08 AM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch The Treasury market drew strong demand Friday, driving yields lower, on a report showed that the U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year for the second straight year.

Sri Lanka Sells $650 Million in Sovereign Bonds at 6.125%

05/28/2015 11:52 PM ET
By Anjani Trivedi HONG KONG--Sri Lanka sold $650 million of sovereign bonds Friday, according to a term sheet reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, mostly to fund managers in the U.S.

Tech Report

Equinix, Telecity Benefits Seen Lower Vs Interxion Deal -- Market Talk

05/29/2015 9:11 AM ET
1311 GMT The financial benefits arising between the merger of Equinix and Telecity require more clarity and are seen as lower than that afforded by a previously-agreed combination, now terminated, of Telecity and Interxion says Citi analyst Michael Rollins. "We will look for more details on potential…

M&A in IoT Breaking Records -- Market Talk

05/13/2015 6:53 AM ET
1053 GMT [Dow Jones]--M&A activity related to the Internet of Things (IoT)--connected devices--continues to shatter records, says 451 Research. So far in 2015, buyers have spent $14.8 billion to purchase 39 IoT-related companies, surpassing the $14.3 billion spent for 62 such companies in all of 2014, which itself was a record-breaking year.…

Alibaba Group Tipped to Post Sharp Decline in 1Q Profits -- Earnings Preview

05/05/2015 6:24 AM ET
By Gillian Wong Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will announce its earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31 on Thursday before the U.S. market opens. The Chinese e-commerce giant is expected to post slower revenue growth from the previous quarter, in part because China's Lunar New Year…

Economic Review

UPDATE: Flood or trickle? Course of U.S. economy's rebound murky

05/24/2015 12:04 PM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The engines of the U.S. economy are sure to fire back up. What's still a mystery is just how much. Not long ago, economists thought U.S. growth could reach nearly 4% in the second quarter after a tepid 0.2% gain in the first three months of the year, a period marked by unusually harsh…

UPDATE: Zig-zagging U.S. economy hard to figure

05/18/2015 9:49 AM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Maybe the U.S. economy will bounce back in a big way in the spring, but the early evidence is sorely lacking. Let's see. Retail sales were disappointingly flat (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/retail-sales-flat-in-april-as-gas-savings-continue-to-be-pocketed-2015-05-13) in April.…

UPDATE: Retail sales data may show which gear the U.S. economy is in

05/11/2015 8:30 AM ET
By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The payrolls report released last week suggested the U.S. economy is back on trend after a rocky first quarter, and upcoming data will give some sense of whether that's the case.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Drop As Greek Drama Stays In The Spotlight

05/29/2015 12:16 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Stoxx 600 notches monthly win European stocks slid Friday, with investors wrapping up the week and the month still unclear as to whether Greece will be able to reach a debt deal before a key payment deadline.

UPDATE: European stocks drop as Greek drama stays in the spotlight

05/29/2015 12:16 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Stoxx 600 notches monthly win European stocks slid Friday, with investors wrapping up the week and the month still unclear as to whether Greece will be able to reach a debt deal before a key payment deadline.

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Lose Ground On Mixed Messages Over Greece Deal

05/28/2015 12:09 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Stocks across Europe fell Thursday, deflated as a potential deal between debt-laden Greece and its creditors didn't come through, the prospect of which sent shares soaring in the previous session.
 
 
 
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