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Wallstreet-013013_12Feb16.jpg After moving notably higher at the start of trading on Friday, stocks have seen some further upside over the course of the trading session. The gains on the day have partly offset the steep drop seen over the past several sessions.

wallstreet-111914_12Feb16.jpg After moving higher at the open, stocks have remained mostly positive over the course of early trading on Friday. The major averages have all moved to the upside on the heels of the downtrend seen over the past several sessions.

consumer-021216.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of February, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for February came in at 90.7 compared to the final January reading of 92.0.

johnbking-021216.jpg President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is nominating Dr. John B. King, Jr. to officially take over as Secretary of Education. King has served as Acting Secretary of Education since former Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepped down at the end of last year.

BusinessInventories-021216.jpg Reflecting increases in retail and manufacturing inventories, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a modest uptick in U.S. business inventories in the month of December.

countryside-ipo-021216.jpg UK-based homebuilder Countryside Properties said Friday that its initial public offering values the company at 1.013 billion pounds, or about $1.46 billion. The company priced its 135 million shares in the IPO on the London Stock Exchange at 225 pence per share, at the low end of its previously forecast range of 225 pence to 275 pence per share.

USImport-Export-021216.jpg Reflecting another steep drop in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a notable decrease in U.S. import prices in the month of January. The report said import prices tumbled by 1.1 percent in January, matching the revised decreased reported for December.

Retailsales-021216.jpg Partly reflecting an increase in auto sales, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. retail sales rose by slightly more than anticipated in the month of January. The Commerce Department said retail sales climbed by 0.2 percent in January compared to economist estimates for a 0.1 percent uptick.

wallstreet-112814_12Feb16.jpg Stocks are likely to move to the upside in early trading on Friday after trending lower over the past several sessions. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 154 points.

korea-021216.jpg Subsequent to the shutdown of the Kaesong Industrial Zone, South Korea has cut off all its communication hotlines with Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Sanders-Clinton-021216.jpg Democratic presidential aspirants Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Thursday sparred over issues like racism, immigration and their view of President Barack Obama during their first debate since the New Hampshire primary. However, both agreed on the state of the country's economy. Clinton, who lost to Sanders in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, cited her experience and expertise that she ga

EuroGDP-021216.jpg The euro area economy continued to expand on German growth but the pace of expansion remains weak as the global economy slows, raising expectations for additional easing from the European Central Bank as early as next month. Gross domestic product climbed 0.3 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, the same rate of growth as seen in the previous quarter, flash estimate showed.

Agilent-Technologies-Earnings-Preview-021216.jpg Scientific instruments maker Agilent Technologies Inc.'s (A) results over the past three quarters propels it to deliver on this longer-term operating margin expansion commitment. The company's first-quarter results are due to released after the bell on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

wallstreet-112414_12Feb16.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session on a positive note, as risk appetite returns slowly and steadily amid a strong rebound by oil and hopes that governments and central banks will support growth. The dollar is mixed yet again, with the euro getting...

Asian-Markets1_12Feb16.jpg European shares bounced back from steep losses in the previous session as oil prices rebounded from 13-year lows and Fed Chair Janel Yellen downplayed the chance of a contraction in the world's largest economy. Yellen told lawmakers on Thursday that it's premature to make a judgment on the impact...

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