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Stock indexes leap on earnings news; Dow up 200

usatoday.com — Better-than-expected profit reports from companies in a wide swath of sectors, including airlines -- where Southwest Airlines ( LUV) and United Continental ( UAL) topped profit forecasts -- and media -- where Comcast ( CMCSA) beat expectations -- is setting the U.S. stock market up for a good start to the trading day.

Stocks flying high; Nasdaq up nearly 2%

usatoday.com — Stocks are jumping as of Monday's opening bell. Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after China reported its weakest economic growth in five years. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 2%. The benchmark dropped as investors cashed in gains from a 4% surge the previous day. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 0.01%.

Dow futures fall sharply after IBM profit miss

usatoday.com — A big earnings miss by IBM has put a dent in the rebound plans of the Dow Jones industrial average in premarket trading. Dow futures were off about 85 points -- 0.5% -- after rising earlier this morning. The Dow and the rest of the U.S.

Does Wall Street have another wild week ahead?

usatoday.com — Investors head into the new trading week a lot less fearful and a lot less poorer - but still a bit on edge -- after the stock market recouped most of its big losses with a strong rebound rally Friday that capped off another turbulent week on Wall Street.

‘Stock-tober’ plunge is tame compared to 1987 Crash

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — Stocks are in rebound mode after breaking the bear's scary spell over the market. Let's put this year's frightful October on Wall Street into perspective. The 5.6% drop at the low yesterday doesn't even make the Top 1o worst Octobers.

After dark days, one stock guru sees ‘glimmer of hope’

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — Wall Street strategist Thomas Lee of Fundstrat Global Advisors says there are "glimmers of hope" on Wall Street after a "downward spiral."

‘Fear’ trade reverses as end-of-world angst eases

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — When investors rush into the arms of so-called safe-haven investments - such as U.S. government bonds or cash - it's a sign of risk-aversion. That's what's been happening in the recent selloff. But the fear trade may be reversing. Money that was poring into U.S.

Stocks up at the open as markets calm

usatoday.com — U.S. stock futures rose Friday as global markets traded calmer. An hour and a half before the 9:30 a.m. opening bell, the major pre-market Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes are all up around 1%. European markets saw strong gains, with Germany's DAX index up nearly 2%.

In search of elusive stock market bottom

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — The first signs of seller exhaustion came Wednesday, when a 460-point Dow rout marked the bottom for the day and a nearly 300-point rebound ensued. The second clue came today, with the Dow erasing a 200-point drop. Is the bottom in?

Weekend stock dilemma: Hold or fold?

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — It's hard not to watch the stock market these days. The market has been on a roller coaster ride, and every tick of the Dow, both up - and down - has become must-see TV. Viewers are tuning into the money game as if it were the Super Bowl.
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Oct 17, 2014

#Stock-tober '14 plunge has been scary, but it isn't in the same league as the October 1987 meltdown. americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/10/17/sto…

Oct 17, 2014

Fear, an enemy of #Wall Street, drains away. Here's 3 charts that show drop in fear and the return of optimism. americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/10/17/fea…

Oct 17, 2014

Adjectives to describe #stock market have flipped 160 degrees; TV commentators' tone has turned positive after days of doom and gloom

Oct 17, 2014

#wall street still 'volatile' but to the UPSIDE today, and it's just so much easier to cope with skyward spikes...if rally hodes it's big +

Oct 17, 2014

#wall street mood shift apparent in a.m. research reports; Tom Lee @ #Fundstrat note sums up best: "glimmer of hope the worst is ending"

Oct 17, 2014

#Dow up big in pre-market, what's changed? Euro stocks r up! Google miss doesn't tank mkt! Ebola storyline shifts to education! $GE $MS beat

Oct 17, 2014

Is #Wall Street correction over? Big #Dow reversal days Wed. & Thurs after massive swoons point in that direction...americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/10/16/in-…

Oct 17, 2014

#Wall Street faces key day. Can it rally on the last day of another scary week. If yes, it's BIG confidence builder! americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/10/17/wee…

Oct 16, 2014

#Dow down for 6th straight day; longest losing skid since Aug. 2013; but not bad falling just -25pts considering down 200+ earlier today.

Oct 16, 2014

#Russell 2000 up big again. +1.3% --fourth straight day of doing better than Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq. I'll take that as a positive...

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