The more hawkish than-expected July 29-30 FOMC minutes on Wednesday endorse the view that the U.S. economy has become strong enough to stand on its own two feet.
Geopolitics have been shoved to the backburner with the spotlight for U.S. investors now on Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen and the U.S. central bank.
Stock index futures are dipping slightly Wednesday after the sharp run-up of the last two sessions and ahead of the July FOMC minutes.
The Fed is unlikely to entertain the idea that it is falling behind the curve and keeping interest rates too low for too long.
Those expecting any shift in the Federal Reserve's monetary policy at this week's symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., are most likely setting themselves up for disappointment.
U.S. stock futures are pointing to another strong start on Wall Street Tuesday, building on the prior session's gains.
The bulls take almost full control of the market on Monday on strong economic news, surging M&A deals and a slight ebbing of Ukraine worries.
The major U.S. stock markets are stronger on Monday in anticipation of a heavy week for economic events and as jitters over Ukraine ease.
U.S. stock futures are pointing to a market rebound on Monday as jitters over Ukraine ease a bit amid a heavy week for economic events.
Stocks finish higher for the week again, startled by fighting in Ukraine, but supported by U.S. economic conditions.
Stocks do a sudden about-face midday Friday and wiped out earlier gains in reaction to an escalation of conflict in Ukraine.
U.S. stock futures are looking at a fifth day of gains out of six on Friday, as the U.S. economy appears to be on track for a solid, sustained recovery.
U.S. stock markets rally into the close Thursday, absent of any negative geopolitical headlines, and as economic prospects continue to look brighter and brighter for many investors.
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.
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