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MARKET SNAPSHOT: Health Care, Financial Stocks Looking Best Going Into Tough Earnings Season

03/29/2015 9:02 AM ET
llace Witkowski, MarketWatch S&P 500 earnings expected to come in 4.6% lower than a year ago SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Health care and financial earnings are looking to be some of the relatively few bright spots in what promises to be a dreary reporting season.

UPDATE: Health care, financial stocks looking best going into tough earnings season

03/29/2015 9:02 AM ET
llace Witkowski, MarketWatch S&P 500 earnings expected to come in 4.6% lower than a year ago SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Health care and financial earnings are looking to be some of the relatively few bright spots in what promises to be a dreary reporting season.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Post Steepest Weekly Loss In Two Months

03/27/2015 4:39 PM ET
ora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Yellen: gradual hikes are likely this year NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--U.S. stocks broke a four-day losing streak by closing slightly higher on Friday, but still posted the biggest weekly loss since the end of January.

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: 10-year Treasurys Close Below 2%

03/27/2015 4:10 PM ET
lie Ismailidou, MarketWatch Treasury yields closed below 2% on Friday, after a week of much fluctuation but light trading volumes, as liquidity dried up and new supply hit the market.

UPDATE: 10-year Treasurys close below 2%

03/27/2015 4:10 PM ET
lie Ismailidou, MarketWatch Treasury yields closed below 2% on Friday, after a week of much fluctuation but light trading volumes, as liquidity dried up and new supply hit the market.

Treasury yields rise ahead of seven-year note auction

03/26/2015 10:12 AM ET
lie Ismailidou, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury yields rose on Thursday, as investors reduced positions for a second trading day recovering from last week's buying spree.

Tech Report

Xero Raises NZ$147.2Mln In New Capital For Growth Plans

02/24/2015 3:57 PM ET
WELLINGTON, New Zealand--Cloud software company Xero Ltd. (XRO.NZ) has raised 147.2 million New Zealand dollars, which will be used for research and to drive its growth in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Infosys Profit Rises 13%

01/09/2015 3:40 AM ET
BANGALORE, India--Infosys Ltd. Friday beat market expectations with a 13% rise in fiscal-third quarter net profit and maintained its revenue growth outlook for the year through March, thanks to strong growth in outsourcing orders.

Economic Review

UPDATE: Everything in the economy's slowing down except for job creation

03/29/2015 12:04 PM ET
ffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy has slowed down by almost every measure except for perhaps the most crucial one: jobs. Sales at retailers have been soft, manufacturers are growing more slowly and business investment has fallen six straight months, a batch of recent reports show. No matter. Companies…

UPDATE: U.S. economy weathers another soft patch

03/23/2015 10:46 AM ET
ffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- It's easy to make fun of economists who blame bad weather when the economy underperforms. After all, it's cold and snowy every winter.

UPDATE: U.S. economy still not following script for breakout year

03/16/2015 10:47 AM ET
ffry Bartash, MarketWatch Consumers shop less, businesses in dollar daze. What going on? WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- This is supposed to be the year the economy throws off its shackles and posts its best growth in a decade. But so far the plan is not going exactly according to script.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Snap Win Streak; DAX Logs First Weekly Loss In 2 Months

03/27/2015 1:15 PM ET
rla Mozee, MarketWatch Novo Nordisk rallies LONDON (MarketWatch)--European stocks finished higher Friday, but the region's key benchmark saw its lengthy string of weekly wins come to an end.

UPDATE: European stocks snap win streak; DAX logs first weekly loss in 2 months

03/27/2015 1:15 PM ET
rla Mozee, MarketWatch Novo Nordisk rallies LONDON (MarketWatch)--European stocks finished higher Friday, but the region's key benchmark saw its lengthy string of weekly wins come to an end.

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Driven Lower As Global Shares Sell Off

03/26/2015 1:17 PM ET
rla Mozee, MarketWatch Oil prices surge amid airstrikes in Yemen LONDON (MarketWatch)--European stocks fell Thursday, as risk-averse investors fled equities around the world, even bringing down energy shares despite a rally in oil prices spurred by tension in the Middle East.
 
 
 
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