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MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Choppy Session Lower On Rate-hike

05/22/2015 4:41 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch
S&P 500, Nasdaq book modest weekly gains
U.S. stocks ended Friday's choppy session modestly lower, though the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index booked modest weekly gains.
On Friday, stocks sold off toward the end of the session, after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said she still expected the central bank to raise interest rates sometime this year, as a part of a speech delivered in Providence, R.I., discussing the U.S. economic outlook.
The S&P 500…

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Tech Report

M&A in IoT Breaking Records -- Market Talk

05/13/2015 6:53 AM ET
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. Semiconductor-related acquisitions have driven the bulk of spending so far in 2015 with ARM, Intel and NXP each announcing two or more deals in the IoT space, 451 said. (amir.mizroch@wsj.com, @amirmizroch)

Economic Review

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

05/18/2015 9:49 AM ET
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. Consumer sentiment fell to a seven-month low (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/consumer-sentiment-tumbles-to-seven-month-low-2015-05-15). And industrial production fell for the fifth straight month (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-factory-sector-seems-lifeless-after-fifth-straight-drop-2015-05-15).

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slip, But Notch Strongest Week In Past Six

05/22/2015 12:30 PM ET
By Sara Sjolin and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch U.K.'s FTSE 100 bucks negative trend European stocks slipped Friday, with investors keeping a close eye on negotiations between Greece and its lenders as well as the latest confidence data from Germany.

World Markets

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Market Movers

COMPANY NAMELAST PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
BACBank of Americ…
16.75
+0.02 (0.12%)
47,032,906
HPQHewlett-Packar…
34.76
+0.93 (2.75%)
28,605,395
TAT&T Inc
34.71
-0.36 (1.03%)
26,349,206
FFord Motor Co
15.27
-0.24 (1.55%)
24,795,803
GEGeneral Electr…
27.68
-0.04 (0.14%)
23,289,341
SDSandRidge Ener…
1.23
+0.06 (5.13%)
17,347,929
SDRLSeadrill Ltd
13.32
-0.62 (4.45%)
15,045,949
DGXQuest Diagnost…
79.60
+5.72 (7.74%)
14,985,949
RADRite Aid Corp
8.56
+0.08 (0.94%)
14,600,291
ABBVAbbVie Inc
65.48
-0.17 (0.26%)
14,041,469
AAAlcoa Inc
12.94
-0.06 (0.46%)
13,121,933
PFEPfizer Inc
34.28
-0.08 (0.23%)
12,973,502
SSprint Corp
4.68
-0.04 (0.75%)
12,863,237
CCitigroup Inc
54.97
+0.13 (0.24%)
12,652,016
VZVerizon Commun…
49.61
-0.29 (0.58%)
12,324,413
FCXFreeport-McMoR…
20.99
-0.36 (1.69%)
12,275,153
KOThe Coca-Cola …
41.21
-0.02 (0.05%)
11,909,499
XUnited States …
25.03
+1.12 (4.68%)
11,726,857
MGMMGM Resorts In…
20.51
+0.31 (1.53%)
11,485,477
CRMSalesforce.com…
75.01
+2.10 (2.88%)
11,304,837
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: 3,203
Advancing
 
1,095
Declining
 
1,927
Unchanged
 
181
VOLUME TOTAL: 617,878,455
Advancing
 
197,573,494
Declining
 
408,231,297
Unchanged
 
12,073,664

NYSE MKT
ISSUES TOTAL: 382
Advancing
 
147
Declining
 
205
Unchanged
 
30
VOLUME TOTAL: 9,787,632
Advancing
 
2,811,486
Declining
 
6,697,517
Unchanged
 
278,629

NASDAQ
ISSUES TOTAL: 2,223
Advancing
 
883
Declining
 
1,282
Unchanged
 
58
VOLUME TOTAL: 1,392,306,420
Advancing
 
723,189,839
Declining
 
645,527,532
Unchanged
 
23,589,049

Bond Market

Bond Report

BOND REPORT: Treasurys End Week Lower On Strong CPI

05/22/2015 3:33 PM ET
By Ellie Ismailidou, 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 Bill0.020.00
2 Year Bond0.64+0.04
10 Year Bond2.21+0.02

Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index

1,922.15-4.17 (0.22%)
As of 05/22/2015