stocks edge higher as tensions ease in Ukraine; Investors focus on corporate news ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine. Priceline rose 2 percent after the online discounter reported better earnings than analysts were expecting. Chiquita Brands soared 30 percent on a buyout offer.
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rose .6 percent to $36.07 with 11,282,200 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose .9 percent to $4.28 with 12,289,900 shares traded. Bank of America Corp.
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U.S. markets were poised for further gains at the open too, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.4 percent. On Friday, the Dow added 1.1 percent and the S&P was up 1.2 percent as fears of a Russian invasion of western Ukraine eased amid signs the countrys military drills were ending. Though fears of a Russian invasion have eased, geopolitical concerns remain not least with regard to Iraq, where U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State militants near the northern city of Irbil, capital of the Kurdish region, in hopes of limiting their advance and keeping them away from oil fields.
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Spreadbetters expected the upbeat momentum for equities to continue into Europe, with Britain’s FTSE seen opening as much as 0.6 percent higher, Germany’s DAX up 1 percent and France’s CAC 0.8 percent higher. U.S. stock futures also pointed to a modestly firmer opening later in the day. Wall Street surged on Friday after Russia said it had finished military exercises in southern Russia, which the United States had criticised as a provocative step amid the Ukraine crisis.
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(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Monday as positive corporate news provided some balance after escalating geopolitical upheaval. Tensions in the Ukraine appeared to ease and subdued Chinese inflation helped push stock markets higher http://www.todayhotstocks.com from Europe to Asia. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,938, as of 3:19 p.m. Eastern.