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wallstreet-112414_21May15.jpg U.S. stocks were generally lower Friday after hawkish remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who said the central bank will likely raise interest rates this year, as long as economic activity picks up. In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce in Providence, R.I., Yellen said transitory factors...

wallstreet-111814_22May15.jpg Following the strength seen in the previous session, stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Friday. The major averages are lingering near the unchanged line after ending Thursday's trading modestly higher.

wallstreet1-103112_22May15.jpg Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session on a nervous note, as indicated by the trading in the U.S. index futures, which point to a narrowly mixed opening. Asian stocks closed higher earlier in the global trading day, while the European markets are seeing mixed sentiment amid the release of final German GDP data and business confidence reading.

wallstreet-112414_21May15.jpg Stocks moved modestly higher during trading on Thursday, although buying interest was somewhat subdued. With the upward move, the S&P 500 ended the session at a new record closing high, while the Nasdaq closed just shy of a new high.

wallstreet-121514_21May15.jpg While buying interest has remained relatively subdued, stocks continue to see modest strength in mid-day trading on Thursday. The major averages have all moved to the upside after ending each of the two previous sessions mixed.

wallstreet4-103112_21May15.jpg Stocks have moved modestly higher in early trading on Thursday after closing roughly flat in each of the two previous sessions. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory, but buying interest has remained subdued.

wallstreet-112014_21May15.jpg After closing roughly flat in each of the two previous sessions, stocks may 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 29 points.

WallStreet2-041112_21May15.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open Thursday's session modestly lower, as traders pause ahead of some key economic data. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks closing mostly higher, while the European markets are trading mixed amid the release of lukewarm eurozone private sector...

wallstreet-111914_20May15.jpg Extending the lackluster performance seen in the previous session, stocks showed a lack of direction throughout the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages once again spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

wallstreet2-103112_20May15.jpg Stocks continue to show a lack of direction in mid-day trading on Wednesday, extending the lackluster performance seen in the previous session. The major averages continue to linger near the unchanged line after ending Tuesday's trading roughly flat.

wallstreet1-121214_20May15.jpg After ending the previous session roughly flat, stocks are turning in another lackluster performance in early trading on Wednesday. The major averages are once again bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

wallstreet-111614_20May15.jpg Following the lackluster performance seen in the previous session, stocks may continue to experience choppy trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by just 9 points.

wallstreet-041012_20May15.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Wednesday's session on a nervous note, as the focus shifts to earnings and the direction of the other financial markets. The domestic economic calendar of the day is light. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks closing mixed despite upbeat Japanese first quarter GDP data.

wallstreet3-121214_19May15.jpg Stocks showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading day on Tuesday before ending the session roughly flat. Despite the lackluster performance on the day, the Dow still reached another new record closing high.

wallstreet-011215_19May15.jpg After showing a lack of direction in early trading on Tuesday, stocks have continued to turn in a lackluster performance throughout the session. The choppy trading comes after the Dow and the S&P 500 ended the previous session at record closing highs.

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