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MARKET SNAPSHOT: Economic Data To Carry More Heft As Earnings Dry Up

05/24/2015 8:01 AM ET
By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch
Costco, AutoZone, Avago Tech still left to report
First-quarter earnings reports are winding down, and most companies appear to have dodged the dreaded year-over-year decline. That should free investors to refocus their concerns on broader economic data in the week ahead.
Stocks finished the week mixed (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-set-to-sideline-ahead-of-yellen-long-weekend-2015-05-22) with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) declining 0.2% and the S&P 500 Index (SPX)…

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

05/24/2015 12:04 PM ET
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 weather. That would be a carbon copy of the feast-or-famine growth pattern that occurred in 2014.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: Jitters Over Spanish Elections, Greece Hit Banks, Euro

05/25/2015 8:05 AM ET
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Fears of a 'Greece-like fiasco' in the Iberian nation brewing On a day that saw most European bourses and Wall Street shut for holidays, losses piled up for markets in Spain and Greece after regional elections yielded political upsets in one, and signs of a worsening debt crisis cropped up in another.

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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
4.69
-0.03 (0.64%)
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
KOCoca-Cola Co
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