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wallstreet2-121214_05Feb16.jpg Reflecting a negative reaction to the closely watched monthly jobs report, stocks moved sharply lower during trading on Friday. With the steep drop on the day, the tech-heavy Nasdaq fell to its lowest closing level in well over a year.

wallstreet-112014_05Feb16.jpg After coming under pressure in early trading on Friday, stocks have seen some further downside over the course of the session. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has shown a particularly steep drop and is on pace to end the day at its lowest closing level in well over a year.

wallstreet-121514_05Feb16.jpg On the heels of the release of the closely watched monthly jobs report, stocks have moved mostly lower in early trading on Friday. The major averages have slid firmly into the red after ending yesterday's choppy trading in positive territory.

wallstreet4-103112_05Feb16.jpg Stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Friday following the release of disappointing jobs data. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 20 points.

wallstreet-111614_05Feb16.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session higher, as commodities trade higher. The dollar is gaining ground after its recent weakness, as the monthly NFP report looms large. The recent weak string of data points has dented the currency to some extent....

wallstreet-011215_04Feb16.jpg Stocks turned in a relatively lackluster performance during trading on Thursday before ending the session modestly higher. The choppy trading came on the heels of the substantial volatility that was seen in the previous session.

Crude oil futures fell Thursday, continuing a roller coaster ride that has seen prices jump around the $30 a barrel mark. Trimming yesterday's big gains, WTI crude oil for March was down 56 cents at $31.71 a barrel. Last month oil touched its lowest in 12 years. There were few positive catalysts...

wallstreet1-103112_04Feb16.jpg After seeing notable strength earlier in the session, stocks have shown a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Thursday. The choppy trading comes on the heels of the substantial volatility seen in the previous session.

wallstreet2-103112_04Feb16.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of morning trading on Thursday. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory after ending the previous session mixed.

Wallstreet-013013_04Feb16.jpg After ending the previous session mixed, stocks are likely to move to the downside in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 118 points.

Crude oil prices were little changed Thursday morning, holding big-week gains despite another massive build in US oil inventories. A global supply glut appears to be worsening, but talk of a deal between Russia and OPEC to curb supplies has put a floor under oil prices for now. Analysts say this...

wallstreet-041012_04Feb16.jpg Wall Street looks set to start Thursday's session higher, as oil continues its upward march from oversold levels. Asian stocks closed mostly higher earlier in the global trading day, although the Japanese market did move to the downside. European stocks are seeing volatility in early trading amid the...

wallstreet-111814_03Feb16.jpg Stocks saw substantial volatility on Wednesday, showing wild swings before ending the session mixed. The choppy trading came on the heels of the sell-off seen in the previous session.

wallstreet-112414_03Feb16.jpg Following the sell-off seen in the previous session, stocks have seen considerable volatility during trading on Wednesday. The major averages have shown wild swings on the day after failing to sustain an initial upward move.

wallstreet-111614_03Feb16.jpg After failing to sustain an initial upward move, stocks have moved sharply lower over the course of early trading on Wednesday. With the pullback on the day, the major averages are adding to the steep loss posted in the previous session.

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