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Stocks Ride Higher As S&p 500 Marks New All-time Best - Nasdaq.com

Stocks hold near record as oil rebound lifts energy sector - Yahoo News

The S&P 500 was up 0.2% at 2,093.50 after having notched a new high at $2,095. The Nasdaq was up 0.3% at 2,093 and the http://www.todayhotstocks.com Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2% at 18,008. Investors shrugged off a drop in one measure of consumer confidence. An early February consumer confidence index fell to 93.6 from a final January reading of 98.1, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan report. Economists expected little change from last month.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-ride-higher-as-sp-500-marks-new-all-time-best-cm444388

Stocks Moving Modestly Higher Amid Jump In Oil Prices - U.S. Commentary - NASDAQ.com

Google Finance Stocks and oil are rallying on Thursday as oil looks to shake off two days of losses. Near 1:45 pm ET, the Dow was up 91 points, the S&P 500 was 17 points, and the Nasdaq was up 50 points. At these levels, stocks were near their highs of the day as the Dow closes in on 18,000 and the S&P 500 sits just about 10 points below its all time high. Markets were higher on Thursday though the situation in Europe between Greece and its creditors remains unsettled as the outcome of talks between eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday saw no agreements made between the two sides. The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil was up better than 4% to trade near $51 a barrel. The last couple days had seen oil slip, falling to near $48 a barrel. In economic news, the January report on retail sales disappointed, with headline sales falling 0.8%, more than the 0.4% decline that was expected. The bright spot in the retail sales report was from restaurants and bars, which saw sales rise more than 11% over the same month last year. Initial jobless claims also disappointed, rising to 304,000 last week up from 278,000 the prior week. In stock news, American Express shares were down about 6% after the company said it would end its co-branding agreement with Costco effective March 2016. Tesla shares were also lower, falling more than 6% , after the company last night reported earnings and reported vehicle deliveries in the fourth quarter that disappointed. NOW WATCH: Nationwide's Super Bowl commercial about dead children is about corporate profits ... in a way that we can all appreciate More From Business Insider
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-oil-rallying-185120631.html

Currently, the major averages are holding on to slim gains. The Dow is up 50.63 points or 0.3 percent at 18,023.01, the Nasdaq is up 6.17 points or 0.1 percent at 4,863.78 and the S&P 500 is up 3.53 points or 0.2 percent at 2,092.01. The early strength on Wall Street is partly due to a continued increase by the price of crude oil, which is seeing further upside after jumping sharply on Thursday. Crude oil for March delivery is currently surging up $1.90 to $53.11 a barrel after soaring $2.37 to $51.21 a barrel in the previous session.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-moving-modestly-higher-amid-jump-in-oil-prices--us-commentary-20150213-00439

Stocks and oil are rallying - Yahoo Finance

Global stocks rose Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, after Greece and its European creditors said they were willing to compromise to help Athens with its debts, while fresh data showed improvement in the eurozone's economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are holding near record levels on Friday as the price of oil jumps again, giving a lift to energy stocks. The Standard & Poor's 500 index touched a record intraday high and the Dow Jones industrial average traded back above 18,000.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/stocks-hold-near-record-oil-184445375.html

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