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    Stocks set for fifth week of gains with the help of central bankers

    Efforts to stimulate economic growth boosts investor sentiment; S&P up 11% this year.

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    Soros' Quantum puts $500 million with Gross at Janus

    Bill Gross, the bond manager who joined Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) in September, won a $500 million mandate from a vehicle managed by George Soros's investment firm.Quantum Partners LP, a private vehicle managed by Soros Fund Management, invested in a separate account with a strategy similar to

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    Global economic worries send stocks lower; focus turns to U.S. data

    Salesforce, Keurig knocked lower by weak forecasts; secondary offering sinks GoPro.

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    Investors hit pause button awaiting Fed minutes

    With massive bond buying program over, investors seek hints of rate hike plan.

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    Investor confidence boosts European stocks; U.S. shares flat

    European stocks rose for a second day as a report showed German investor confidence advanced for the first time this year. U.S. futures were little changed, while Asian shares rallied.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.6% to 339.23 at 10:16 a.m. in London. It has rebounded 9.4% from this year's

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    Stocks, dollar climb but gold drops

    The dollar strengthened to a seven-year high against the yen and U.S. equity-index futures rose while gold declined. European bonds gained and stocks pared losses.The dollar appreciated 0.5% to 116.35 yen at 10:45 a.m. in London. Gold slid 0.7%. S&P 500 futures rose 0.2% while Stoxx Europe 600

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    Stock-index futures gain, indicating an S&P 500 rebound

    After slipping from a record high, stock futures point to the S&P's advancing again.

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    Stock-index futures signal pullback from record highs

    U.S. stock-index futures declined, signaling benchmark gauges may fall from record levels, as investors consider valuations that are the highest since 2009.Citigroup Inc. dropped in German trading after U.S., Swiss and British regulators fined the bank to settle a probe into the rigging of

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    Stock-index futures flat as investors pause after another record

    Valuations getting high but solid earnings provide strong foundation for market gains.

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    Stock-index futures flat as focus turns to earnings

    Stock-index futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index posted a third weekly gain, as investors watched corporate results.

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    U.S. stock futures little changed before jobs data

    S&P heads for a weekly gain as October's jobs report expected to add to signs of strength in the U.S. economy

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    Stocks expected flat as investors take breather after election

    Stock-index futures were little changed early Thursday after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose to a record, as investors awaited the European Central Bank's policy meeting for clarity on stimulus measures.Qualcomm Inc. slid 6.2% in premarket trading after saying a Chinese government probe will

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    Republican victory boosts stocks as the dollar strengthens, gold slumps

    S&P 500 expected to reach new record high as investors cheer business-friendly GOP.

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    U.S. stock-index futures decline with S&P 500 near record

    Investors weighed prospects for economic growth and corporate earnings to help gauge the pace of the recovery.

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    Options market action suggests investor fear has peaked

    Bulls looking for signs that Friday's rally in stocks is the start of something bigger are taking signals from options and S&P 500 Index charts. And it's looking good.