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Stock Market News – ConocoPhillips (COP) Walgreen Co (WAG) Yahoo! (YHOO) Lowe’s (LOW) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Nearly all stock exchanges around the world ended lower on Friday, as festering European debt concerns put pressure on equities and commodities (see stock market charts below). The DJIA, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ all started the day lower and ended the session in the red.

Widely Held Winners

Only 16 of the 90 stocks in our widely-held stock index were higher on Friday (see the widely-held stock index chart below). ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was a widely-held winner, up nearly one percent during the trading day.

Stock Market Today – PepsiCo (PEP) Research In Motion (RIMM) Cisco (CSCO) and News Corp (NWSA) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Markets in Asia closed lower on Friday after a rally on Wall Street Thursday (see stock charts below). The FTSE 100 (England), the CAC 40 (France) and the DAX (Germany) are all opening lower early Friday.

Large-Cap Stocks

Only 78 of the 160 stocks in our large-cap index were lower Thursday (see the large-cap stock index chart below). PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) dropped more than any other stock in the index, down nearly four percent during the trading day. Volume was up 400 percent above average.

Stock Market Today – Western Union (WU) General Motors (GM) Marathon (MRO) Schlumberger (SLB) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets in Asia closed mixed Thursday after an up-day on Wall Street Wednesday (see the stock charts below). Half of the S&P sectors were lower Wednesday, with the energy sector dropping the most.

Widely-Held Stocks

Only 39 of the 90 stocks in our widely-held index were lower on Wednesday (see the widely-held stock chart below). The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) lost the most, down ten percent on volume over 800 percent above average.

Stock Market Today – Micron Tech (MU) Walt Disney (DIS) Motorola (MSI) Apple (AAPL) and DELL Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stocks opened lower but rallied later in the day after reports came in from Europe that Greek leaders were close to an austerity agreement (see stock charts below). The DJIA average barely pushed through yesterday’s close after an early drop.

Last month Greece struggled to work out a deal with private bond holders, and now the government is fighting an unpopular uphill battle with citizens to impose higher taxes and budget cuts. The European sovereign debt crisis continues to play a major role in U.S. equity markets.

Stock Market Today – Mobile TeleSystems (MBT) Lloyds Bank (LYG) Apache Corp (APA) and Emerson (EMR) Report

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(Best Syndication News) European Union frustration over the lack of Greek political cohesion spilled into equity markets on Monday (see stock charts below). The clock is ticking and Greek elected officials need put forth their budget and austerity measures before the next tranche of bailout money is provided.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters that time is running-out while policy makers in Greece are struggling to please their constituents and appease the EU. The situation put downward pressure on equities in Europe and the United States.

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