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Jobs Friday: Key things to watch — Was the economy able to keep its job-creation momentum intact in February, a month marred by winter weather and a port worker strike on the West Coast? Wall Street gets its answer today, when the government releases its non-farm payroll report. The median forecast of economists polled by Action Economics is for 240,000 new jobs, vs.

Stocks set to break 2-day losing streak — U.S. stocks were trading slightly higher in pre-market trading, as the European Central Bank said it would start its market-friendly bond-buying program on Monday and Wall Street cheered a big deal in the pharmaceutical space. The big news of the day comes from Europe.

Will profit-taking after record highs gain steam? — You can't blame them, really. For taking profits, I mean. After a high-octane, high-profile and historic stock rally Monday, highlighted by the Nasdaq composite's first close above 5000 in 15 years and fresh all-time highs for the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500, investors the past two days decided to book some profits and count their good fortune.

Bull, ‘most hated ever,’ set to turn 6 — The bull market that Wall Street loved to hate is closing in on its 6th birthday, a milestone most Wall Street pros never expected to celebrate. Adam Shell of USA TODAY weighs in on the unloved - but very profitable - bull's stellar six-year run.

15 years later, countdown to Nasdaq 5000 continues — The Nasdaq losses from the bubble years have nearly been wiped out, as the tech-heavy index now sits just 36 points away from 5000, a milestone it last touched back in the year 2000. The dot-com stock bubble, of course, burst on March 10, 2000, when the Nasdaq topped out at 5048.62, just a day after its first-ever close above 5000.

Will streaky Nasdaq keep streaking? — The red-hot Nasdaq composite has finished higher 10 straight days. Are long winning streaks something to worry about? Or a sign of a market with momentum on its side? History says long Nasdaq winning streaks often lead to further gains a month later.

Bull is back: Dow tops 18,000; new high for S&P 500 — Stock futures As talk continues between Greece and its creditors, U.S. stock futures are gaining Friday. The new-high party on Wall Street, which went on hiatus after the end of 2014, could resume after the opening bell. The Dow and S&P 500 are within shooting distance of new records.

Profit beats still key to market’s fate — Greek debt woes. Turbulence in the oil patch. Eurozone growth fears. Geopolitical risks in global hotspots. All are risks - and worries - for the U.S. stock market. But that bad stuff doesn't seem quite as bad if U.S. companies keep letting the world know that they're still making money and churning out solid profits.

Citi: Don’t trust bounce; oil could dip to $20 a barrel — The recent rebound in oil prices might be nothing more than a "head-fake," and $20-a-barrel crude might still be in the cards due to an oil glut, says a Citigroup analyst. "The recent rally in crude prices looks more like a head fake than a sustainable turning point," Edward Morse, a commodities analyst at Citigroup, said in a client report today.

Back in black! Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 up for '15 — Stocks gained at the open on Wall Street on Thursday, while global stock markets faltered as the European standoff over Greece's international bailout intensified, tempering optimism from China's latest move to boost its economy. As of a few moments after the 9:30 a.m.
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