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Dow Ends Day Up 150

S&P 500, Nasdaq also rise

(Newser) - A rally in bank stocks led US indexes broadly higher on Wall Street, breaking an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average, the AP reports. Investors were encouraged Tuesday by a survey that showed consumer confidence had climbed to the highest level in more than 16 years. Apple... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 45

S&P 500 also down, Nasdaq up

(Newser) - US stock indexes finished a bumpy day mostly lower as losses for phone companies and banks outweighed gains in health care stocks, the AP reports. Major indexes clawed back some of the ground they lost in early Monday as investors worried that the defeat of the Republican-backed health care bill... More »

Markets End the Day Little Changed

Dow slips, Nasdaq and S&P 500 end higher

(Newser) - US stocks shook off a shaky start and finished mostly higher as technology and industrial companies rose, the AP reports. Apple rose 1% Wednesday and Microsoft gained 1.3%. The modest gains came a day after the market had its biggest drop this year. Banks continued to fall along with... More »

Stocks See Biggest Drop Since September

Dow falls 237

(Newser) - US stocks had their biggest drop in six months, led by declines in banks, the AP reports. Financial companies, which soared in the months since the US presidential election, fell sharply Tuesday. Bank of America sank 5.8%, while JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo each lost about 3%. A drop... More »

Markets Close Solidly Higher After Fed Announcement

Dow ends day up 112

(Newser) - Stocks are closing with solid gains after the Federal Reserve nudged interest rates higher and signaled that any further increases this year will be gradual, the AP reports. Bond prices rose, pushing yields lower. The lower bond yields sent high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate investment trusts higher. Financial... More »

Markets End the Day Lower

Dow falls 44

(Newser) - Stocks ended lower on Wall Street as another slide in crude oil prices pulled energy companies lower, the AP reports. Marathon Oil slumped 3.3% Tuesday. Pioneer Natural Resources dropped 2.8%. Pandora Media slumped 6.4% after the streaming music company announced it will launch an on-demand service to... More »

Markets Close Higher After Jobs Report

Dow rises 45

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after the government reported solid job gains in the US last month, the AP reports. The gains Friday were led by technology and industrial companies. Broadcom rose 2% and General Electric gained 2.1%. Cosmetics seller Ulta Beauty jumped 4.6% after reporting... More »

Bull Market's 8th Birthday Not Much of a Celebration

Stock indexes end barely changed

(Newser) - The eighth birthday of the current bull market ended on Wall Street without much of a celebration, the AP reports. Stock indexes ended barely changed Thursday, eight years to the day since the market bottomed out in the depths of the financial crisis. Industrial companies fell as heavy machinery maker... More »

Wall Street's Bull Market Celebrates a Milestone

It's 8 years old, but how can it last?

(Newser) - Thursday is a Wall Street milestone: The bull market that began on March 9, 2009, turns 8 years old, making it the second-longest such run in history. (It would need to go another year and a half or so to match the record from 1990 to 2000.) Some coverage:... More »

Dow Falls 69

S&P 500 also falls Nasdaq rises

(Newser) - Energy companies pulled stocks mostly lower on Wall Street as the price of oil slumped, the AP reports. US benchmark crude dropped 5% Wednesday to its lowest price since November after the government reported a big buildup in fuel stockpiles. Oil companies posted the biggest declines in the market. Marathon... More »

Stocks Decline for 3rd Time in 4 Days

Dow slides 30 points

(Newser) - US stocks declined for the third time in four days as health care companies took center stage on Tuesday, the AP reports. Drugmakers fell after President Donald Trump said he wants to bring drug prices down. Insurers rose and hospital companies dropped after Republicans in Congress introduced a bill intended... More »

Markets Eke Out Gains

Dow rises 2 points

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes managed to eke out tiny gains on Wall Street after a day of wavering between small gains and losses, the AP reports. Banks climbed Friday as investors priced in an increasing likelihood that interest rates will rise in the coming months. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen... More »

Banks Lead Stock Slump Thursday

US stocks pull back from record highs

(Newser) - Banks and other financial companies led stocks lower on Wall Street a day after indexes soared to their latest record highs, the AP reports. Citizens Financial slumped 3.9% Thursday. Banks had soared a day earlier as investors hoped that higher interest rates would help them earn more from lending.... More »

Dow Breaks 21,000 for 1st Time Ever

Banks and financial companies lead US stocks Wednesday

(Newser) - Banks and other financial companies led US stocks sharply higher, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time, the AP reports. Wednesday's gain was the biggest for the blue-chip index so far this year. Energy companies also rose. Bank of America rose 3.... More »

Dow Hits 21K for First Time

Banks and other financial companies lead US stocks higher

(Newser) - Banks and other financial companies led US stocks sharply higher in morning trading Wednesday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time, the AP reports. Energy and materials companies were also among the big gainers, while utilities and real estate stocks lagged. The rally... More »

Markets End the Day Lower

Dow's 12-day winning streak is broken

(Newser) - Retailers including Target led the stock market lower, ending a 12-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average, the AP reports. Target slumped 12% Tuesday after releasing a weak profit report and earnings forecast. Industrial stocks and phone companies were among the big decliners. Online brokers fell sharply after... More »

Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs

Nasdaq also closes higher

(Newser) - Dow Jones industrials closed at a record high for the 12th consecutive time, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the benchmark favored by professional investors, also closed at a record high on Monday. The tiny gains came after an indecisive day for US stocks that sent... More »

Dow Edges Up to Another Record Close

S&P 500, Nasdaq also edge higher

(Newser) - A late burst of buying erased losses in US indexes and left the Dow Jones industrial average with its 11th straight gain and another record close, the AP reports. The market was down nearly all day Friday before turning higher in the last half-hour of trading. High-dividend stocks such as... More »

Dow Climbs 34 to Hit Another Record Close

S&P 500 edges up, Nasdaq falls

(Newser) - Stocks struggled to a mixed close as losses in industrial and small-company stocks mostly outweighed gains in high dividend-payers like utilities, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrial average managed its 10th straight increase Thursday and closed at another all-time high. Technology companies fell, ending a 15-day winning streak. US... More »

Dow Edges Up to Another Record High

But S&P 500, Nasdaq slip

(Newser) - US stocks are ending mostly lower, led by drops in energy companies which fell along with the price of crude oil, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrials bucked the downward trend Wednesday and managed a small gain, their ninth straight and enough to mark another record high. Marathon Oil... More »

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