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Market Snapshot

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Close With A Whimper In Roller-coaster Week Of Trade

08/28/2015 4:44 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch
Oil surge boosts energy shares
U.S. stocks wrapped up one of the most tumultuous weeks of trading in recent memory with modest weekly gains after closing little changed on Friday.
The main indexes spent most of Friday's session diving in and out of negative territory, as investors seemed undecided on how to interpret comments from Federal Reserve officials, which followed the pattern of trading for the week.
Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer…

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Tech Report

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.

Economic Review

UPDATE: As China worries show, U.S. economy splashes into rougher global seas

08/24/2015 9:48 AM ET
The U.S. economy is like a bird with a clipped wing: something's always preventing growth from soaring to its full heights.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: Europe's Stock Benchmark Ends Higher, Books Weekly Gain; German Stocks Slump

08/28/2015 12:55 PM ET
By Barbara Kollmeyer and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch Europe's stock benchmark stepped higher Friday, closing up for the week, but equities in Germany ended lower in what has been a wild roller-coaster ride for European markets.

World Markets

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Market Movers

COMPANY NAMELAST PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
FCXFreeport-McMoR…
10.50
+0.31 (3.04%)
110,214,011
BACBank of Americ…
16.36
-0.08 (0.49%)
75,899,306
BTUPeabody Energy…
2.39
+0.11 (4.82%)
48,091,877
AAAlcoa Inc
9.41
+0.55 (6.21%)
42,078,956
SSprint Corp
5.19
+0.12 (2.37%)
34,809,185
PFEPfizer Inc
32.66
-0.60 (1.80%)
33,491,832
GEGeneral Electr…
25.16
+0.15 (0.60%)
32,942,524
SUNESunEdison Inc
10.30
+0.20 (1.98%)
32,417,853
ABXBarrick Gold C…
7.13
+0.29 (4.24%)
27,216,996
SDRLSeadrill Ltd
7.90
+0.52 (7.05%)
27,051,658
JCPJ C Penney Com…
8.94
+0.47 (5.55%)
25,986,687
FFord Motor Co
13.74
+0.18 (1.33%)
25,699,000
RIGTransocean Ltd
13.59
+0.66 (5.10%)
24,769,579
CHKChesapeake Ene…
7.39
+0.37 (5.27%)
24,391,341
TAT&T Inc
33.29
-0.15 (0.45%)
24,154,034
CVXChevron Corp
80.43
+2.79 (3.59%)
23,735,371
ORCLOracle Corp
37.46
+0.64 (1.74%)
21,559,081
MROMarathon Oil C…
16.65
+0.68 (4.26%)
21,004,838
UALUnited Contine…
57.12
+3.76 (7.05%)
19,988,867
XOMExxon Mobil Co…
75.07
+0.22 (0.29%)
18,997,331
Most Actives

Market Diaries

Advancers/Decliners 
The number of stocks that closed at a higher price than the previous day's close, and the number of stocks that closed at a lower price than the previous day's close.
 

NYSE
ISSUES TOTAL: 3,217
Advancing
 
2,048
Declining
 
1,061
Unchanged
 
108
VOLUME TOTAL: 1,029,339,277
Advancing
 
641,301,929
Declining
 
373,519,932
Unchanged
 
14,517,416

NYSE MKT
ISSUES TOTAL: 380
Advancing
 
212
Declining
 
131
Unchanged
 
37
VOLUME TOTAL: 9,988,100
Advancing
 
8,163,525
Declining
 
1,624,355
Unchanged
 
200,220

NASDAQ
ISSUES TOTAL: 2,254
Advancing
 
1,487
Declining
 
708
Unchanged
 
59
VOLUME TOTAL: 1,821,259,595
Advancing
 
1,275,591,622
Declining
 
512,142,775
Unchanged
 
33,525,198

Bond Market

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: Treasury Yields See Largest One-week Rise Since June

08/28/2015 4:22 PM ET
By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch …

Yield Curve 
A line that plots the interest rates, set at point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.
 

Treasury Bills & Bonds 
Bills are debts issued by the U.S. Treasury which have a maturity of less than 1 year while bonds are debt issued by the U.S. Treasury which have a maturity longer than 10 years.
 

MATURITY% YIELDCHANGE
3 Month Bill0.060.00
2 Year Bond0.72+0.04
10 Year Bond2.19+0.01

Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index

1,924.58-1.59 (0.08%)
As of 08/28/2015