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Dow Ends Day Up 65

Nasdaq, S&P 500 also close higher

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes are closing at record highs for the second day in a row, the AP reports. Banks and materials companies logged the biggest gains Thursday. Goldman Sachs, which has surged 33% since the election last month, had the biggest gain in the Dow Jones industrial average. Higher... More »

Dow Surges 297

Dow, S&P 500 see record high closes

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes are leaping to all-time highs in a broad rally, the AP reports. The gains Wednesday were driven by stocks that tend to do well when the economy is growing, like consumer and technology companies, as well as stocks that pay high dividends, like phone and real... More »

Dow Again Closes at Record High

S&P 500, Nasdaq also rise

(Newser) - A modest upturn in afternoon trading was enough to deliver record high closes for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Russell 2000 index, which tracks small and mid-sized companies, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor's 500 index of large companies ended just below its own all-time high... More »

Dow Sees Another Record High Close

Nasdaq, S&P 500 also close higher

(Newser) - The Dow Jones industrial average scored another record high close, led by gains in Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, the AP reports. Banks again led the market higher Monday, as did technology and consumer-focused stocks. Small-company stocks rose sharply and continued to outpace the rest of the market, as they... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 21

S&P 500, Nasdaq close slightly higher

(Newser) - Stocks are ending with tiny gains as a post-election rally runs out of steam, the AP reports. Safe-play investments were back in favor Friday, and bank stocks gave back some of their big gains over the past few weeks. Utilities and real estate companies did well as investors stuck with... More »

Dow Sees Highest Close on Record

S&P 500, Nasdaq fall

(Newser) - Technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as bond yields rose to their highest level in more than a year, the AP reports. But more big gains for blue-chip banking and oil stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. Big names like... More »

Dow Pulls Back From Record High

Ends day up just 1 point

(Newser) - Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street as gains in blue-chip energy companies and banks were not enough to make up for losses in the broader market, the AP reports. Utilities and phone companies fell the most Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average pulled back from a record high and... More »

Markets Close Modestly Higher

Dow ends day up 23

(Newser) - Solid gains in several big health care companies led major US stock indexes to end modestly higher Tuesday, the AP reports. UnitedHealth Group climbed 3.6%, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average, after issuing a strong forecast for earnings next year. Energy companies ended lower as the price... More »

Dow Slips 54 Points After Record Drive

Banks and energy companies suffered more than rest of market

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes closed slightly lower on Wall Street Monday, pulling back from the records they set last week, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 54 points, or 0.3%, to 19,097. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 11 points, or 0.5%,... More »

On Short Day of Trading, a Slew of Record Closes

Dow closed at 19,152

(Newser) - Trading ended early the day after the Thanksgiving holiday, and with a bang: MarketWatch reports it was the third straight week of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average and other major market benchmarks renewed record highs, though trading was relatively quiet, reports the AP . Safe-play stocks like utilities and phone... More »

Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs

Nasdaq falls

(Newser) - The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at record highs again Wednesday but the Nasdaq composite fell, dragged down by declines in big technology names, the AP reports. HP sank 7% Wednesday after releasing a weak profit forecast. Eli Lilly plunged 11% after... More »

Dow Closes Above 19K for First Time

Other indexes also close at records

(Newser) - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 19,000 for the first time as a post-election rally drives indexes further into record territory, the AP reports. Tuesday's gain marked the sixth record high close for the index of 30 blue chip stocks since the presidential election two weeks... More »

A Dow Milestone: 19,000 Hit for First Time

As the S&P 500 crosses 2,200

(Newser) - MarketWatch credits "Trump-induced euphoria" in its headline: The Dow on Tuesday hit 19,000 for the first time at open, a milestone that followed Monday's record close of 18,957. The S&P 500 also passed 2,200. The AP earlier reported that global stocks rose Tuesday,... More »

Oil Price Jump Pulls Stocks to Record Highs

Dow ends day up 89 points

(Newser) - A jump in oil prices helped pull US stocks to record highs Monday as investors continue to hope for a cut in oil production that could help prices go higher, the AP reports. The start of the week once again brought several corporate deals, with companies in the energy and... More »

Markets End the Day Higher

Dow up 35

(Newser) - Another solid increase in bank stocks pushed major market indexes higher on Wall Street, the AP reports. Banks, which had lagged the rest of the market heading into last week's presidential election, have been on a tear since then. Last week they had their biggest gain since 2009. Investors... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 54

S&P 500 also falls, Nasdaq edges up

(Newser) - Bank stocks are pulling market indexes mostly lower on Wall Street as a weeklong surge in the financial sector peters out, the AP reports. The dollar continued to appreciate against other currencies Wednesday and has reached its highest mark in 13 years. The price of oil fell after a big... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 54

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Energy companies led the stock market higher as the price of oil had its biggest jump since April, the AP reports. Big technology stocks, which have been mostly left out of a post-election rally, turned sharply higher Tuesday. Microsoft, Facebook, and Google's parent company, Alphabet, all posted solid gains.... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 39

Post-election rally losing steam

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street as a post-election rally loses steam, the AP reports. Energy companies fell Friday as the price of crude oil turns lower. Murphy Oil slumped 5%. Retailers and technology companies moved higher. Chipmaker Nvidia soared after reporting strong results. The Dow Jones industrial... More »

Dow Closes at Record High

S&P 500 edges up, but Nasdaq falls

(Newser) - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high, led by big gains in a few of its 30 components including Goldman Sachs and IBM, beating the all-time high it set in August, the AP reports. Broader market measures were closing mixed Thursday as several sectors struggled, including... More »

Stocks Surge After Trump Win

Dow ends day up 256

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street after Donald Trump's upset victory over Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. Investors hope his plans for infrastructure spending, tax cuts, and lighter regulation will benefit the economy. Banks, drugmakers, and industrial companies rose the most, while safe-haven assets like utilities slumped.... More »

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