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wallstreet-121514_24Apr15-lg.jpg After moving mostly higher over the course of the two previous sessions, stocks saw some further upside during trading on Friday. Benefiting from strength among tech stocks, the Nasdaq extended a recent uptrend to reach a new record closing high.
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With traders reacting positively to earnings news from some big-name tech companies, stocks have moved mostly higher during trading on Friday. As a result of the gains on the day, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is on pace to set a new record closing high.

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After helping lift the Nasdaq to a new record closing high in the previous session, tech stocks are seeing some further upside in early trading on Friday. The major averages have turned mixed, however, as the Dow has slipped into negative territory.

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While the broader markets may show a lack of direction, technology stocks are likely to move to the upside in early trading on Friday. The Dow futures are currently up only 9 points, while the Nasdaq futures have jumped by more than 30 points.

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Wall Street Set To Extend Its Optimistic Run



Wall Street stocks look set to extend their winning run to a third straight session on Friday, although risks remain. Asian stocks closed higher earlier in the global trading day, while the European markets are advancing, thanks to some domestic corporate tidings and positive German business confidence...
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Thai Stock Market Poised For Rebound On Friday



The Thai stock market has closed lower now in two straight trading days, giving away almost 25 points or 1.6 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand finished just below the 1,545-point plateau, although the market figures to halt that slide on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...
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Indian Shares Fall On Mixed Global Cues; Nifty Drifts Below 8400



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Dollar Extending Recent Weakness As The Week Draws To A Close



The dollar is adding to its recent weakness against is major competitors at the end of the trading week. Many investors are now shifting their focus to next week. The Federal Reserve will conclude its 2-day policy meeting next week Wednesday and the Bank of Japan will wrap up its policy meeting next...
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The Swiss Stock Market Pulled Back Friday, But Ended Positive For The Week



The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session in the red, extending its losses from the previous trading day. The market got off to a positive start, thanks to the strong German business confidence report. However, the market slipped into negative territory in the afternoon and remained there for the...
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TSX Settles Modestly Higher On Mining Stocks -- Canadian Commentary



Canadian stocks ended modestly higher for a second straight session on Friday, tracking rising global equity markets, as declines in energy and gold stocks were offset by strength in mining and other sectors. Gold, and energy stocks were among the weakest performing stocks as commodity prices came under...
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Crude Oil Ends Lower, But Yemen Weighs; Gains 2.5% For Week



U.S. crude oil ended lower on Friday, but was still at a four-month high, even as fighting in Yemen threatens to embroil the entire region with the ongoing civil war seen as a proxy fight between oil powers Iran and Saudi Arabia. For the week, crude oil futures gained about 2.5 percent. Saudi Arabia...
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Treasuries Move Moderately Higher On Durable Goods Data



Treasuries moved moderately higher during trading on Friday, extending the upward move seen in the previous session. Bond prices moved to the upside in early trading and remained in positive territory throughout the session.
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Markets Stay Optimistic Despite Mixed Earnings, Data



The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a mostly higher opening on Friday, with sentiment precariously poised, as traders digest mixed earnings and durable goods orders report. Traders are reacting positively to earnings from some big name tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google. That...
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