US markets news

Wall St indexes flat in pre-holiday lull
Wall Street closed flat in the pre-holiday lull before markets close for Thanksgiving, with the Dow up 0.01%, the S&P down 0.01% and the Nasdaq up 0.26%.
Rally in oil shares lifts US stocks
US stocks have lifted after the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border, but travel and hotel companies have been hammered.
US stocks drop on Pfizer, Allergan merger
US stocks have edged down on news of a Pfizer-Allergan pharmaceutical mega-merger plan with the Dow shedding 31.13 points to 17,792.68.
Nike and retailers give US stocks a boost
Dow-member Nike has shot up 5.5 per cent as it unveiled a new $US12 billion share repurchase plan and approved a two-for-one stock split.
Square, Match Group surge, US stocks dip
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has ended down 4.41 points (0.02 per cent) to 17,732.75.
Rates hopes, bullish Apple lift US stocks
US stocks added to their gains after minutes from the US Fed's October 27-28 meeting showed most officials expect a rate rise in December.
Walmart, Home Depot shares jump
US stocks closed little changed after a choppy session with the Dow Jones Industrial Average adding 6.49 points (0.04 per cent) at 17,489.50.
Global stocks hold their ground
US stocks finished higher due to a rally in oil-linked shares in the first day of trade since the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Wall Street has worst week since August
A sell-off in tech stocks and concerns about retailers have pushed Wall Street sharply lower for its worst week since August.
US stocks hit by broad sell-off
The Dow Jones finished down 254.15 points (1.44 per cent) at 17,448.07, with oil shares and banks leading the sell-off on US stock markets.