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Tiny Gains by Stocks Good Enough for Nasdaq Record

Technology companies are up, and energy companies are down

(Newser) - US stock indexes notched tiny gains Tuesday as the market struggled higher after a day of up-and-down trading, the AP reports. But the modest increase was enough to mark another all-time high for the Nasdaq composite index. Consumer goods makers and technology companies rose, while energy companies fell along with... More »

S&P 500, Nasdaq Set New Closing Highs

But the Dow Jones couldn't quite reach 20,000

(Newser) - An afternoon buying drive on Wall Street sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite to all-time highs, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrial average also rose Tuesday but not as much, leaving it short of a record and below the 20,000 mark it... More »

US Stocks Notch Tiny Pre-Holiday Gains

Led by health care industry

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes managed to post tiny gains in a quiet day of pre-holiday trading, the AP reports. Health care stocks rose more than the rest of the market Friday, while retailers and energy companies fell. Cintas, which supplies companies with uniforms, fell 3% after reporting results that fell... More »

Dow Jones Fails to Reach 20K Thursday

Thanks to retailers losing ground

(Newser) - Stocks are ending slightly lower on Wall Street as a number of retailers lose ground, the AP reports. Bed Bath & Beyond slumped 9% Thursday after reporting weak results, while Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is down after US regulators again sanctioned the company for sales of counterfeit goods. Software company... More »

Stocks Finish Slightly Down Wednesday

Healthcare companies continue to struggle

(Newser) - Stocks finished slightly lower Wednesday as health care companies continued to struggle, the AP reports. Energy companies bucked the downward trend and rose as the price of natural gas surged on the first day of winter. More »

Stocks Set New Records Tuesday

And the Dow neared 20,000

(Newser) - Stocks set new records Tuesday as big gains by banks and travel companies propelled the Dow Jones industrial average ever closer to the symbolic 20,000 level, which remained just out of reach, the AP reports. Bond yields rose taking interest rates higher. That helped financial firms. Goldman Sachs rose... More »

Stocks Dip After Fed Rate Hike

While dollar and bond yields rise

(Newser) - Stocks fell Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates on the back of a strengthening job market and surprised investors by increasing its forecast for rate hikes next year, the AP reports. The dollar and bond yields rose sharply. Utilities, real-estate investment trusts, and other high-dividend stocks at risk... More »

Stocks Dip, Await Word From the Fed

Banks are hoping for an interest rate hike

(Newser) - US stocks finished an up-and-down day slightly lower as traders look ahead to this week's meeting of the Federal Reserve , reports the AP . Phone companies and health care stocks posted losses Monday, but banks ended modestly higher as traders hoped that higher interest rates would help them make more... More »

Hiring Slowdown Sends Stocks Higher

Investors hoping Federal Reserve keeps interest rates low

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher as investors hope that a slowdown in hiring last month will prompt the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low for longer, the AP reports. Utilities rose more than the rest of the market Friday. High-dividend stocks like utilities would benefit from low interest rates as... More »

US Stocks Eke Out Tiny Gains

The indexes saw gains of 0.1% or less

(Newser) - US stock indexes eked out tiny gains after spending much of Wednesday in the red, the AP reports. Investors sized up new data on the US manufacturing, housing, and automobile industries. Consumer staples companies led the gainers, while telecommunications stocks lagged the rest of the market. Automakers GM and Ford... More »

Despite Last-Day Drop, US Stocks Had a Nice May

Energy companies fell with the price of oil on Tuesday

(Newser) - US stock indexes struggled to a mixed close Tuesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil, overcoming gains in utilities and phone companies. Investors sold household goods makers after a report showed consumers are growing more worried about business and job market conditions. Stocks were lower for most... More »

Strong Job Gains Send US Stock Market Higher

Friday saw 2.1% increases for Nasdaq, Dow, and S&P500

(Newser) - The stock market had its biggest gain since September after the US government reported another solid month of job gains. The encouraging news on the economy Friday paved the way for the Federal Reserve to begin nudging interest rates back toward normal levels at its policy meeting later this month.... More »

Scarier Than CyberTerrorists? Sucky Software

Band-Aids on creaky infrastructures can hold them together for only so long

(Newser) - "Don't be scared. Don't even be worried." That was Felix Salmon's advice on Fusion after computer glitches darkened the New York Stock Exchange , took the Wall Street Journal offline, and grounded United flights . But today on Medium , Zeynep Tufekci writes that while she gets Salmon'... More »

Dow Falls 262 After Hours-Long Glitch

Still no clear explanation for today's halt in trading

(Newser) - The Dow closed a strange day down 262 points, reports TheStreet . The close came after the New York Stock Exchange resumed trading at 3:10 in the wake of an unprecedented delay of nearly four hours . The NYSE hasn't fully explained what happened, describing it as an internal technical... More »

'Roar' of Vaunted Trading Pits Fades Today

Most NY, Chicago futures pits to close for good

(Newser) - Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" That roar will... More »

Medal of Honor Recipient Visits NYSE, Breaks Gavel

Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts helped close down the exchange with a bang

(Newser) - On Monday, former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts walked up to President Obama, shook his hand, and humbly accepted his Medal of Honor . Obama might have gotten off lightly because yesterday Pitts used that same hand to close the New York Stock Exchange with its ceremonial gavel, and the gavel... More »

Dow Hits 16K for First Time

And S&P is trading above 1.8K

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 16,000 threshold this morning for the first time, with Boeing—bolstered by hefty 777X orders at the Dubai Airshow yesterday—acting as one of the day's biggest movers, reports the AP . The S&P 500, meanwhile, was trading above 1,800;... More »

It's Twitter IPO Day

Shares priced at $26, will start trading at 9:30am

(Newser) - At 9:30am today, Twitter starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: TWTR). The microblogging company priced shares at $26, which was higher than the expected $23 to $25 range and values the company at $18.34 billion—more than Macy's and Bed Bath & Beyond,... More »

Dow Jumps 200 on Deal Reports

Market breathes a sigh of relief

(Newser) - Investors sprang into action today on reports that a Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit "is in hand," sending stocks soaring. At one point the Dow was up as much as 200 points in midday trading, and as of 11:39am was still... More »

NYSE's 1st Female Member Dies at 80

Muriel 'Mickie' Siebert was also New York's 1st banking superintendent

(Newser) - Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, who started as a trainee on Wall Street and became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, died Saturday of complications of cancer at age 80. Her death was confirmed by Jane Macon, a director of Siebert Financial, which Siebert... More »

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