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Mixed reports on the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earnings nudged U.S. stocks higher on Friday.
US stocks were slightly lower on Friday, with investors finding few reasons to extend a long-running rally, even as the latest economic data joined the trend of better-than-expected reports on the economy.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.
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The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as a series of reports on the U.S. economy rolls out.
It seems stocks could rise further on Friday -- U.S. stock futures were edging up ahead of the opening bell.
Asian stock markets drifted Friday following Japanese data showing that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.
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The kiwi weakened to 83.82 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 83.91 cents at 5pm yesterday.
Major stock indexes veered lower in midday trading Thursday as concern over the escalating conflict in Ukraine overshadowed encouraging reports on U.S. economic growth and jobs.
Fears of an escalation in the conflict in Ukraine weighed on global stocks markets Thursday, particularly in Russia, but sent the price of gold sharply higher as investors sought out what are considered to be safe places to park cash.
U.S. stock futures were lower and European markets were soft, indicating investors may want to take a breather after the latest rally.
KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped 0.1 per cent to 4,389.46 in early European trading, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.1 per cent to 6,826.21.
The Toronto stock market chalked up a minor loss Wednesday as traders continued to digest earnings reports from the Canadian banking sector, in this case a solid report from National Bank .
Even in a daylong sideways drift, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to eke out its third record close in three days.
U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to extend a rally that has taken indexes to repeated records, even though market valuations were not seen as unduly stretched.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 05:21 am
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