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U.S. stocks fall as budget fight continues

US stocks Monday finished lower as a partial US government shutdown entered its second week with no sign of resolution. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 135.76 (0.90 percent) to 14,936.82. The broad-based S&P 500 tumbled 14.31 (0.85 percent) to 1,676.19, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite…

Economic turmoil in Europe drives Dow down 300

NEW YORK — US stocks plunged on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sliding more than 300 points, as global stock markets were stung by fresh anxiety in the eurozone over Greece’s bailout. The Dow fell 303.68 points (2.69 percent) to close at 10,992.13. The broader S&P 500 fell…

Global markets sinking in response to failure of GOP vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures fell on Friday after lawmakers in Washington delayed a vote on a Republican proposal to raise the U.S. government’s debt limit. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s failure to round up enough votes for his plan late Thursday exposed a rift in the…

Stock futures up on optimism over Greek vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures rose on Tuesday as expectations grew that a solution will be found for Greece to avoid a default and a short-term contagion risk to other euro zone countries could be contained. Euro zone finance ministers said the Greek government had until July 3 to approve new steps to…

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