Street Ends Flat as Vice-Chair of Fed Suggests QE Policy Will Continue

Volume was lighter than usual on Wall Street as stocks closed the day with small losses. Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellon made comments that the labor market needs to remain in focus and that the bank's ongoing monetary policy is appropriate for the current state of the economy. In corporate news, AOL (AOL) rallied on Monday after a stock upgrade. The energy sector ended lower with WPX Energy (WPX) and Southwestern Energy (SWN) each falling over 2.3%.
Google (GOOG) also declined as chairman Eric Schmidt stated he is looking to cut his stake and sell stock over the next year. European markets finished mostly in the red ahead of a meeting of multiple euro zone finance ministers in Brussels. The dollar lost some ground against the euro but made gains against the Japanese yen, and oil futures rose to over $97 a barrel for the first time in more than a week.

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Published on Feb 11, 2013
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