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Stock Market Today – Baker Hughes (BHI) Sears Holdings (SHLD) First Solar (FSLR) and Nabors (NBR) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets are opening higher in Asia Thursday after a down-day on Wall Street Wednesday (see stock charts below). Real estate worries weighed on the U.S. markets; however, existing homes sales were higher than expected.

Some stock indexes are higher in Asia despite a preliminary report that the Chinese economy may contract in March. That will be the fifth straight month of declines. The Hang Seng (Hong Kong) and Nikkei 225 (Japan) indexes are higher while the Shanghai (China) index slipped early.

Stock Market Today - United States Steel (X) AK Steel (AKS) QEP Resources (QEP) and UPS (UPS) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets are mixed in Asia on Tuesday after slow-moving but upward day on Wall Street Monday (see the stock charts below). The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ all climbed higher throughout the trading session.

Positive news from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) outweighed any negative reports. The tech company announced they were prepared to pay a dividend; the first since 1995. The mammoth company, now the largest in the world, pushed the S&P 500 higher as confident investors flocked to the stock.

Stock Market Today – PulteGroup (PHM) Ford (F) Whirlpool Corp (WHR) and Assurant, Inc. (AIZ) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets are opening higher in Asia Monday after a mixed Friday on Wall Street (see stock charts below). The Nikkei 225 (Japan) and the Hang Seng (Hong Kong) are higher Monday; however the Shanghai composite is lower.

Asian stocks are riding the wave of positive economic news in the United Sates. Last week initial jobless claims fell to a four-year low as wholesale prices climbed higher. The U.S. Department of Labor said that the number of initial claims fell 14,000 to 351,000 for the week ending March 10.

Stock Market Today – Sirius XM (SIRI) Walgreen (WAG) Kroger (KR) and CVS Caremark (CVS) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Markets in Asia and Europe are mostly higher early Wednesday after a remarkable day on Wall Street Tuesday (see the stock market charts below).

Traders were jubilant after it was learned that the U.S. financial system was stable. A Federal Reserve stress test of the major banks found that most were in good shape, including Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). But the stress test showed that four banks, including Citibank, Ally, SunTrust, and Metlife, needed to shore-up their businesses.

The stress test involved an extreme set of circumstances, including a 13 percent unemployment rate, a drop of 50 percent in the stock market, and another 21 percent drop in home prices.

Stock Market Today – Research In Motion (RIMM) China Unicom (CHU) Suncor (SU) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets in Europe are opening higher Tuesday morning after similar results on Monday (see stock charts below). There was very little enthusiasm on Wall Street ahead of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on Tuesday.

The positive movement in equities is occurring despite an announcement this weekend that a China trade surplus has turned into a trade deficit. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held their interest rates unchanged at a monetary policy meeting on Tuesday.

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