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Stocks flat as week draws to close — U.S. stocks opened virtually unchanged Friday a day after a pause ended the Dow's nine-day winning streak as investors continue to analyze incoming quarterly earnings reports and the release of the first post-'Brexit' economic data in Britain and Europe.

Stocks pause to refresh — It looked like the U.S. stock market might never stop going up. But the Dow's nine-session winning streak was snapped Thursday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 pulled back from its recent record.

Wall Street eyes ECB’s stimulus move today — The European Central Bank meets Thursday for the first time since Britain voted to exit the European Union, but Wall Street expects the central bank to hold off on fresh stimulus measures until they get more data and can better measure the economic fallout.

Stock rally pauses: Dow opens lower after 9 days of gains — The Dow, which is riding its longest daily winning streak in more than three years, opened lower Thursday on mixed U.S. earnings reports and the European Central Bank's expected decision to hold off on additional stimulus following last month's 'Brexit' vote. After the opening bell, the Dow Jones industrial average was off about 30 points, or 0.2%.

Stock rally has downside: pricey P-E ratios — There's a looming downside to the U.S. stock market's recent run: stocks are getting pricey again. The nearly 9% surge for the large-company Standard & Poor's 500 index since the late-June post-Brexit low has pushed its price-to-earnings ratio -- a common metric used to measure if the market is cheap or pricey -- to 17.2.

Dow aims for 9th straight day of gains — The streaky Dow is streaking higher. The Dow Jones industrial average hasn't had a losing day since July 7. It has posted six consecutive record highs. The blue chip stock gauge is riding an eight-day winning streak, its longest in more than four years.

Dow hits new high as it climbs for 8th day — By Adam Shell, USA TODAY Stocks ended mixed Tuesday, but the Dow Jones industrial average climbed for an eighth straight day, hitting a new closing high. The Dow gained 0.1%, up 26 points to its new record of 18,559.01.

Stock rally pauses despite 4 Dow profit beats — The record-setting rally on Wall Street cooled off in early trading, with the Dow opening flat and the broader market opening slightly lower despite better-than-expected earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and three other components of the blue chip stock index. The Dow, which is riding a seven-day winning streak, was trading unchanged minutes after the open.

Wall Street pros see hot stocks cooling down in the 2nd half of 2016 — The U.S. stock market is trading at record highs for the first time in more than a year but Wall Street pros -- while still relatively optimistic -- are dialing back expectations for the second half of 2016.

Stocks open little changed after last week's record-setting rally — U.S. stocks, looking to build on last week's run to all-time highs, opened mixed Monday as investors were buoyed by an earnings beat from Bank of America but remained cautious after a failed coup attempt in Turkey over the weekend.
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