U.S. markets close higher as the U.S. jobs report for February outweighs rising tensions in the Ukraine. Russia warns the Ukraine it will cut gas supplies unless it pays almost $2 billion it owes.
U.S. markets extended their gains as domestic jobless claims hit a three-month low and Ukraine's Crimea region announces it will vote on whether to become part of Russia.
Stocks extend their weekly gains Thursday as investors cheer a drop in weekly initial jobless claims.
Don't be fooled by their stellar run, small-cap stocks still have plenty of steam. But beware speculative biotech stocks.
The S&P closed flat on Wednesday and the Dow closed lower on weaker than expected payrolls data and a poor reading for the U.S. services sector.
What do McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Philip Morris and PepsiCo have in common aside (ahem) from being champions for good health? All have sizable emerging markets exposure, an asset class that has roiled world equities this year, with expectations of more volatility to come.
Stock futures inch higher Wednesday despite disappointing data on U.S. payrolls.
U.S. stocks rebounded Tuesday, the S&P 500 closing at a new record high as investors cheered subsiding tensions in Ukraine.
Short term volatility triggered by emerging markets is being viewed by traders as a buying opportunity amid plentiful signs of broader strength in the market.
Global stocks including U.S. equities fell sharply as Russia occupied the Ukraine's Crimea region, with the threat of further action elsewhere in the country.