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Stocks end lower after Yellen remarks — Stocks were mixed at the open Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the outlook for the economy. Before heading out for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Wall Street will be watching Yellen's speech for clues as to when the Fed might hike interest rates for the first time since 2006.

A ‘Cliff’s Notes’ version of bull vs. bear market calls — Bulls vs. bears. Two opposing opinions of where the stock market is headed and why? Here's a 'Cliff's Notes' version of each camp's market thesis. The summary of the opposing opinions of the bulls and bears comes courtesy of Jonathan Glionna, head of U.S.

Summer of love for stocks? — Stocks normally cool off in summer, rather than post steamy rallies that investors fall in love with. Here's a look at how the Dow Jones industrial average has performed in June, July and August going back 100, 50 and 20 years.

Yellen could map rate-hike road map as Americans hit road — If you're one of the estimated 33 million Americans that AAA says will pack up the car and head out early for the long Memorial Day weekend, keep your radio dialed to news around 1 p.m. ET, as Fed chief Yellen is giving a speech today on the economy.

U.S. bonds rise despite Fed’s warning — Common sense says bond investors might want to lighten up on their holdings of long-term government bonds and other fixed-income investments after the Federal Reserve warned of coming bond market turbulence in Wednesday's release of the Fed's April meeting minutes. But, on the other hand, why exit the bond market when U.S.

Shares of Lumber Liquidators plunges as CEO steps down — Shares of Lumber Liquidators plunged as much as 20% in pre-market trading after its CEO abruptly stepped down, adding intrigue to a company already under pressure amid questions related to product safety. About 35 minutes before the opening bell, the stock was down $3.77, or 14.9%, to $21.52.

In minutes, Fed warns of bond market ‘tantrum’ — They took a June increase off the table, but buried in the minutes of the Federal Reserve's April meeting released Wednesday was the following not-so-subtle warning from the nation's central bankers: When they finally do increase rates, there's likely to be bond market turbulence similar to the "taper tantrums" two years ago when the Fed first hinted it would wind down its bond-buying program, dubbed QE, or quantitative easing.

Investors: Fed rate hike on hold until later in year — A June rate hike is pretty much off the table, the Federal Reserve meeting minutes show. So if not June, when? Later this year, and maybe not until 2016, one Wall Street pro says.

Letterman tribute: Top-10 list - ‘Wall Street-style’ — David Letterman goes dark on "Late Show" after tonight's finale. In honor of the funny guy, known for the gift of gab and a well-timed one liner, here is a "Top-10″ list of things to watch out for in the stock market. LPL Financial's chief investment officer Burt White supplies the top-1o content for USA TODAY.

Fed minutes: It’s all about the timing — In many things in life, timing is everything. And so it is with investing. Now on Wall Street all anyone can think about and talk about is the timing of the Federal Reserve's coming rate increase.
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May 22, 2015

What #Wall Street bears -- and bulls -- think about stocks. In 2 short paragraphs, courtesy of # Barclays.…

May 22, 2015

Will #Yellen speech at 1 p.m. ET upset investors as they drive off to beach or mountains for long weekend?…

May 22, 2015

#Summer of Love for #stocks? The #Grateful Dead is back! Will stocks jam out this summer or fly too close to the sun?…

May 20, 2015

LPL's Burt White offers up a David Letterman-inspired "Top-10" list of market risks.…

May 18, 2015

From #wall street to #broadway #nyrangers and #the king look for bullish rally on ice at MSG tonight vs. Lightning, aka "Rangers south"

May 18, 2015

As stock market keeps going up, I can't help but think how many pros plan to get out before the top; but groupthink often ends badly

May 18, 2015

#dow new high #sp500 new high the bull continues; most hated bull keeps proving skeptics wrong

May 18, 2015

$S&P 500 edges further into record territory but it sure doesn't feel like a "melt-up"-type "breakout" surge. More like 'The Tortoise' rally

May 15, 2015

If #NYRangers can rally when chips are down, why not the U.S. stock market? But 15 minutes before open on Wall Street, looks like a slow day

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