U.S. consumer sentiment falls in February

Fixes level of consumer sentiment. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Consumer sentiment slipped in February to a three-month low, according to media reports citing the University of Michigan index rel...

Cisco helps power Dow’s 110-point gain

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks rose sharply on Thursday, sending the S&P 500 to the highest close this year and within shouting distance of the record close reached on Dec 29. Optimis...

Oil gains nearly 5% in Thursday session

By Markets/commodities reporter SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures settled with a nearly 5% gain on Thursday, as a deal to end the conflict in Ukraine eased worries over the potential fo...