Dow futures fall almost 200 pts as bond yields, heath stocks weigh
21:09, Feb 2, 2018
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Stock indexes ended slightly higher on Wall Street after overcoming a brief stumble in the afternoon. The next few days will prove particularly busy as investors will look ahead to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address and the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting.
"Investors are getting a bit anxious about inflation which has led some people to believe that the Fed might be more aggressive when it comes to raising rates", said Robert Pavlik, chief investment strategist at SlateStone Wealth.
Losses in health care stocks were offset by gains in technology companies and other sectors.
The technology sector's 0.62-percent drop weighed the most on the markets as all three major USA indexes retreated from highs and their strongest 4-week run since 2016.
AT&T was down 0.9, Verizon slipped 0.7 and Sprint pulled back by 1.3 percent.
At 12:44 p.m. Eastern Time, the S&P 500 index was down 29 points, to 2,825.
Stocks moved higher in midday trading after several big USA companies reported strong quarterly results.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group jumped to an all-time high, up as much as 32.4 percent, after K-cup maker Keurig Green Mountain said it will buy the company in a deal worth more than $21 billion.
Elsewhere, the Stoxx Europe 600 swung between small gains and losses and was recently down 0.1% following its biggest daily fall of the year.
Electronic Arts jumped 10.4 pct to record high after it gave a upbeat forecast, which also sent shares of fellow videogame makers Activision Blizzard and Take-Two to all-time highs.
United States stocks pulled back sharply from record levels last week, with the Dow falling more than 100 points, weighed down by Apple after a media report added to concerns about demand for the iPhone X.
To help revive sales, Hyundai said it plans to begin selling the Kona subcompact SUV in the USA market in February or March. The midsize SUV will start receiving pre-orders from Feb. 7 and will officially start sales by the end of February.
Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov dismissed the Dutch reports on Friday, denouncing them as unreliable. And it was the information that they were able to provide to the United States shed light on Cozy Bear .
The injury decimates what was the most intimidating front line in basketball, and ends what was a magical season for Cousins . Chris Paul , Eric Gordon and James Harden combined for 88 points and 21 assists in the Rockets loss to the Pelicans .
The Bucks used a big second quarter to build a 19-point half-time lead, sending Chicago to their fourth straight loss. After a few minutes with teammates and trainers surrounding him, a stretcher took him off the floor.
For instance, you can ask-"Ok Google, stop playing in 20 minutes"-to set a timer for bedtime reading". Catching up could year, unless Google is licensing pre-recorded titles which would make more sense.
We will show Siddharamaiah who is playing politics. "If not, we shall take out a rally in Bengaluru on February 4". Essential services including hospitals, medical shops, the fire department will remain open.
A Turkish operation in Manbij would be fraught with risk due to the presence of the USA military personnel in and around the town. Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish YPG a terror group and an extension of the Kurdish insurgency within its own borders.
Those instances don't include any stints on injured reserve, including his season-ending ACL tear in December 2013. The Patriots are preparing to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII next Sunday in Minneapolis.
The image below shows the forecast SHERB parameter, using the high-resolution North American Model, for 10 a.m. Saturday night , the low will be around 27 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.
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