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MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow, S&P 500 Post Small Gains As Stocks Retreat Ahead Of Key Jobs Report

09/03/2015 5:48 PM ET
By Wallace Witkowski and Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch ECB's Draghi says central bank will 'fully implement' asset-buying program A Wall Street rally ran out of steam, limping to the close of Thursday's session as oil futures relinquish early gains ahead of highly anticipated Friday employment report.

UPDATE: Dow, S&P 500 post small gains as stocks retreat ahead of key jobs report

09/03/2015 5:48 PM ET
By Wallace Witkowski and Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch ECB's Draghi says central bank will 'fully implement' asset-buying program A Wall Street rally ran out of steam, limping to the close of Thursday's session as oil futures relinquish early gains ahead of highly anticipated Friday employment report.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Higher As Upbeat Fed Report Soothes China Jitters

09/02/2015 5:22 PM ET
By Sue Chang and Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch Nasdaq returns to positive territory for the year U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday as a Federal Reserve report painted a more optimistic economic picture, soothing worries about the possible impact of the slowdown in China on the U.S.

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: Treasury Yields Fall To One-week Low Ahead Of Jobs Report

09/03/2015 3:43 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch ECB's vow to continue stimulus fueled demand for government bonds Treasury yields fell to their lowest level in a week Thursday as investors braced for the closely watched official jobs report due Friday, which could offer clues on the timing of a possible interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

UPDATE: Treasury yields fall to one-week low ahead of jobs report

09/03/2015 3:43 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch ECB's vow to continue stimulus fueled demand for government bonds Treasury yields fell to their lowest level in a week Thursday as investors braced for the closely watched official jobs report due Friday, which could offer clues on the timing of a possible interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Lose Ground As Investors Await Payrolls

09/02/2015 4:26 PM ET
By William Watts, MarketWatch Yields on U.S. Treasurys rose slightly Wednesday as investors weighed a handful of U.S. economic reports, including figures on private-sector payrolls and the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, ahead of Friday's all-important August payrolls data.

Tech Report

China Fines Three Tech Companies Over Stock-Trading Platforms

09/02/2015 10:53 AM ET
China's stock regulator punished three technology firms for operating what it called illegal securities trading platforms and imposed fines of over 600 million yuan ($ 94.4 million) in total on Wednesday, as the authority continued to clamp down on market irregularities.

Autodesk Posts a Loss on $214 Million Tax Charge -- Update

08/27/2015 5:38 PM ET
By Maria Armental Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) swung to a loss in the second quarter on a $214 million tax charge, and the software company cut its projections for the year as it continues to transition to a subscription-based model.

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…

Economic Review

What to watch in the critical August jobs report

09/03/2015 2:43 PM ET
By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch U.S. seen adding 213,000 jobs; unemployment could fall to 5.2% Falling stock markets and slowing Chinese growth have sparked fresh worries about the global economy, but the U.S. continues to outperform the rest of the world.

UPDATE: 5 things to watch at Thursday's ECB meeting

09/03/2015 3:10 AM ET
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch The European Central Bank will be back in the spotlight on Thursday after an eventful summer, when China-fueled market panic, a plunge in commodity prices and Fed rate hike speculation all served to cloud the outlook for the eurozone economy.

UPDATE: Jobs report could prevent rate hike -- but unlikely to ensure one

08/30/2015 12:03 PM ET
By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch A jobs report less than a month before a key Federal Reserve interest-rate decision is always a big deal, but the looming report on August payrolls probably can only move sentiment by central bankers in one direction.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks End Higher As ECB's Mario Draghi Talks More Easing

09/03/2015 12:32 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch European stocks closed sharply higher Thursday after the head of the European Central Bank said he is ready to pump more stimulus into the eurozone economy as needed.

UPDATE: European stocks end higher as ECB's Mario Draghi talks more easing

09/03/2015 12:31 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch European stocks closed sharply higher Thursday after the head of the European Central Bank said he is ready to pump more stimulus into the eurozone economy as needed.

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Log Gain After Choppy Day

09/02/2015 12:09 PM ET
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch After a choppy session, European stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday, although investors remained cautious after worries about growth in China and a possible U.S. interest-rate hike drove a selloff in the previous session.
 
 
 
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