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US Stocks Finish Higher

Several major indexes hit new highs Friday

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher Friday on Wall Street, driving several of the major indexes to new highs, the AP reports. Retailers and consumer goods companies led the gainers. Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil. Utilities declined as bond yields rose. Lowe's rose 3.5% after naming... More »

Stock Indexes Pull Back Below Records

Thanks to losses in industrial, energy stocks

(Newser) - Stocks closed slightly lower Thursday on Wall Street, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before, the AP reports. Losses in industrial and energy stocks contributed the most to the modest declines. Boeing lost 3.1% while Kinder Morgan fell 2.9%. La Quinta rose 3.... More »

Dow Has 1st Close Above 26K Points

Tech stocks were some of biggest winners Wednesday

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher Wednesday on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points, the AP reports. The Dow had traded above that level on Tuesday but wound up closing lower that day. The Dow's surge on Wednesday was driven in part... More »

Dow Jones Blows by 26K

If it closes above milestone, it will set a breathtaking record for 1K-point gain

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened above 26,000 for the first time Tuesday morning, and the Wall Street Journal reports that the latest 1,000-point rise took only a dizzying and record seven trading days. The asterisk to that record is that it won't be official until the... More »

Banks, Retailers Lead Stock Gains

(Newser) - Rising retailers pushed stocks further into record territory Friday on Wall Street, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor's 500 closed out its seventh week of gains in the last eight. .Bond yields rose following a report that inflation rose more than expected last month. The yield on the... More »

Energy Stocks Lead US Indexes Higher

Price of crude oil hits highest point since 2014

(Newser) - Stocks closed Thursday at more all-time highs as energy companies led the way, the AP reports. The price of crude oil rose again and is the highest it's been since 2014. Chevron climbed 3% and Exxon Mobil rose 1%. Trading was calmer following a wobble the day before, when... More »

Stocks Fade, Ending a New Year's Rally

Standard & Poor's declines for first time in 7 days

(Newser) - A stellar start for the New Year on Wall Street has faded as the market posted its first loss of the year on Wednesday, the AP reports. The slight declines came after six straight gains for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, its longest winning streak to open a... More »

Stocks Close Higher, Led by Technology

It was solid 1st week of 2018 on New York Stock Exchange

(Newser) - Stocks capped a solid opening week of the year with big gains for technology, materials, and energy companies on Friday, the AP reports. Tech stocks, which were the biggest stars of the market last year, continued in that role in the opening week of 2018. Cisco Systems rose 1.4%,... More »

Dow Closes Over 25K for 1st Time Ever

Tech stocks continued to do well Thursday

(Newser) - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 25,000 points for the first time, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000, the AP reports. Technology companies, which put up some of the biggest gains in the last year, continued to outpace the rest of the market Thursday.... More »

That Was Fast: Dow Breaks 25K Mark for First Time

If it closes above 25K, it'll be a record

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average started the day off with a major new milestone, reports the AP , crossing the 25,000 mark for the first time. Should it close above 25,000 on Thursday, it will mark the quickest 1,000-point gain in the index's history, reports the Wall ... More »

Tech Gains Power More US Stock Records

Energy and health care stocks also did well

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher Wednesday on Wall Street and pushed major US indexes to more record highs, the AP reports. Technology companies were once again the main driver of the gains. Chipmaker Nvidia rose 6.6% and business software maker Oracle increased 2.3%. Health care and energy stocks also did... More »

Stocks Slip on Last Trading Day of 2017

But Standard & Poor's 500 index closes its best year 4 years

(Newser) - Stocks ended lower on the final trading day of 2017, capping the best year for the Standard & Poor's 500 index in four years, the AP reports. Losses in the technology, financial, and health care sectors outweighed slight gains for consumer products makers Friday. Advanced Micro Devices gave up... More »

Bank Stocks Offer Slight Boost to Indexes

Dow climbs 63 points

(Newser) - US stock indexes ended slightly higher Thursday in light trading as banks posted more gains. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 63 points, or 0.3%, to 24,837. The Nasdaq composite rose 10 points, or 0.2%, to 6,950. Meanwhile, the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose... More »

Stocks Slightly Lower Ahead of Christmas Holiday

Health care companies and banks fell the most

(Newser) - Stocks closed mostly lower Friday on Wall Street as a subdued week of trading came to a close, the AP reports. Health care companies and banks fell the most. Nike fell 2.3% after reporting disappointing results in its North American business. Trading in bitcoin futures was volatile . Futures dropped... More »

Energy Stocks, Banks Lead Indexes Higher

Stocks closed higher Thursday, erasing losses from day earlier

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly higher Thursday on Wall Street, erasing modest losses from a day earlier, the AP reports. Energy stocks and banks accounted for most of the gains. Goldman Sachs gained 2.3% and Chevron climbed 3.3%. Retailers also rose. Technology stocks lagged the most. More »

US Stock Indexes Close Mostly Lower

Small-company stocks do well after GOP passes its tax plan

(Newser) - Stock indexes closed mostly lower Wednesday on Wall Street after bouncing around for much of the day, the AP reports. Health care companies and banks fell Wednesday. Drugmaker Pfizer fell 1.3%. Small-company stocks, which stand to benefit most from lower corporate tax rates, rose after Congress passed the Republican-sponsored... More »

Dow Just Recorded a Major Milestone

Index up 5K points for the year, a first

(Newser) - President Trump will likely be trumpeting this stock market milestone: A Monday morning surge of 200 points put the the Dow Jones industrial average up 5,000 points for the year—a first in its 121-year history, reports CNBC . In fact, the market's previous record for annual point gain... More »

Stock Indexes Gain as Tax Plan Advances

Small-company stocks were big winners Friday

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher Friday on Wall Street as Congressional Republicans put the final touches on a tax overhaul plan, the AP reports. The gains more than wiped out the market's losses from the day before and drove indexes to their latest all-time highs. Small-company stocks, which stand to benefit... More »

Tax Plan Trouble Sends Stocks Lower

And Marco Rubio is to blame

(Newser) - Stocks gave up an early gain and finished lower Thursday as the Republican tax plan hit another snag, the AP reports. Indexes turned lower after Sen. Marco Rubio said he would vote against the bill unless the child tax credit was expanded. Small-company stocks, which stand to benefit the most... More »

US Indexes Close Mostly Higher

But bank stocks pull Standard & Poor's lower

(Newser) - Stocks closed mostly higher Wednesday on Wall Street, but a pullback in bank stocks left the Standard & Poor's 500 index slightly lower, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrials closed higher Wednesday, driven by a jump in Caterpillar, giving the index another all-time high. Caterpillar climbed 3.6%.... More »

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