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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits low, stocks falter on economy worries

NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The dollar fell to a record low against the euro on Tuesday while U.S. stocks wavered on signs that the world's biggest economy is losing momentum.

U.S. consumer confidence sagged to a nearly two-year trough, according to the Conference Board, while housing market data, albeit not dismal, continued to deteriorate.

These concerns prompted a widening of corporate bond spreads over U.S. government debt.

Against the somber economic backdrop, the perceived chance that the Federal Reserve will cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-percentage-point in October rose to 94 percent, interest rate futures briefly showed.
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DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE IN (DJI:^DJI)

Index Value: 13,878.15
Trade Time: 4:04PM ET
Change: + 99.50 (0.72%)
Prev Close: 13,778.65
Open: 13,779.30
Day's Range: 13779.30 - 13915.79
52wk Range: 11,517.50 - 14,121.00

[ 本帖最後由 swana 於 28-9-2007 09:45 編輯 ]

US STOCKS-Wall St rises on GM accord, rate hopes

NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks gained on Wednesday as a tentative labor agreement at General Motors Corp eased worries about Detroit's automakers and more weak economic data added to expectations for another cut in interest rates.

Expectations that rate cuts would spur business spending lifted technology shares, with such companies as International Business Machines Corp and Cisco Systems Inc among the best performers.

Stocks seen likely to weather an economic downturn best, including health-care companies, also headed higher.
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE IN (DJI:^DJI)

Index Value: 13,912.94
Trade Time: 4:03PM ET
Change: + 34.79 (0.25%)
Prev Close: 13,878.15
Open: 13,879.53
Day's Range: 13868.15 - 13920.42
52wk Range: 11,608.20 - 14,121.00

[ 本帖最後由 swana 於 1-10-2007 14:42 編輯 ]

Home sales fall, job market resilient

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new homes plunged in August and prices posted their biggest year-on-year drop in nearly 37 years, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday, underlining the depth of problems facing the housing sector.

A separate report from the Labor Department showing new claims for unemployment insurance fell a surprising 15,000 last week to 298,000 implied the drag from housing was not spilling into labor markets. Even so, speculation flared that the Federal Reserve will have to cut interest rates further to counter an economic slowdown.

The bleak home sales rattled investors but stocks still closed higher, with the blue chip Dow Jones industrial average up 34.79 points at 13,912.95 as energy shares rose on higher oil prices. At the same time, bond prices gained on renewed hopes the Fed will follow up a rate cut made last week with more reductions.

A third report from the Commerce Department showed the U.S. economy grew at a downwardly revised but still brisk 3.8 percent annual rate in the second quarter, a pace that analysts do not expect to be sustained in the second half of the year.

[ 本帖最後由 swana 於 28-9-2007 09:50 編輯 ]