U.S. stock markets are grinding higher in afternoon trading in the absence of any negative geopolitical headlines.
U.S. stock futures are giving back some gains Thursday after a weaker-than-expected U.S. job market number.
Markets on Wednesday ignore geopolitics for a day and turned instead to global growth prospects.
Stocks are trading higher midday Wednesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average turning positive for the year and the Nasdaq staying near its best levels of the day.
Stock futures are giving back some gains Wednesday after a weaker-than-expected retail sales report.
After spending much of the afternoon trading near intraday lows, the major U.S. stock markets finished Tuesday little changed from the open.
The major U.S. stock markets on Tuesday are consolidating after a rapid run-up over the last two days.
U.S. stock futures are hovering near the flat line less than an hour before the opening bell after stocks finished well off their intraday highs on Monday.
U.S. stocks finish well off their intraday highs Monday, barely able to sustain their midday gains.
The energy sector's long-term outlook gets another boost after Kinder Morgan announces big consolidation plans that could pave the way for more acquisitions.