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US stocks open modestly higher; J&J gains

In this April 11, 2014 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 11, 2014. World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, April 15, 2014, as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday.

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US stock futures rise after retail sales increase

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 photo, trader Anthony Carannante, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A government report showing March retail sales notched their biggest increase in 18 months helped give U.S. stocks a lift Monday, April 14, 2014. Better-than-expected results from Citigroup helped ease worries that first-quarter corporate earnings would be weak. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

U.S. stocks mounted a modest rally on Monday, helping investors recover some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week.

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Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 file photo released by the New York Stock Exchange, executives and guests of La Quinta Holdings applaud the opening bell in honor of the company's IPO. So far in 2014, IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000, with 89 companies raising $19 billion through sales of new stock. But demand for more offerings depends largely on the health of the broader market, and after last week’s sell-off, the clamor from buyers may quiet down. (AP Photo/NYSE Euronext, Ben Hider, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.

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Stock index futures fall a day after tech rout

Specialist Anthony Rinaldi works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 11, 2014. Weaker earnings at JPMorgan Chase are dragging bank stocks lower in early trading. Technology and biotech stocks also fell, a day after the worst rout for the Nasdaq composite index since 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drove the stock market lower for a second straight day Friday as they grew anxious that earnings growth was faltering.

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US futures little changed after jobless claims dip

Traders Randy Beller, left, and William McInerney work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, April 10, 2014.  U.S. stock indexes are slipping lower in early trading Thursday as investors pick over a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — The high-flyers are laying the stock market low — once again.

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