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S&P 500, Nasdaq See Record Closes Again

But Dow edges lower

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes ended the day pretty much where they started as trading was quiet ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, the AP reports. Meager gains by the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite were enough to leave both at record highs. Both marked their... More »

S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs

Dow ends day up 70

(Newser) - Stocks indexes closed at record highs on Wall Street again as the market posted its sixth straight gain, its longest winning streak in three months, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite closed at all-time highs Thursday. Major retailers posted some of the biggest... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 74

Stocks post fifth straight gain

(Newser) - US stocks are posting their fifth straight gain, setting another record high for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the AP reports. The slow but steady gains over the past several days were enough to erase most of the losses the market took in a sharp downturn last Wednesday.... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 43

Stocks post 4th gain in a row

(Newser) - Stocks clawed back more of the ground they lost last week and posted their fourth gain in a row, the AP reports. Banks and health care stocks rose more than the rest of the market Tuesday. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields, which allow them to charge higher rates... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 90

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Technology companies led US stock indexes broadly higher on Wall Street Monday, the AP reports. Ford rose 2.1% after replacing its CEO. Defense contractors also made gains as the market bounced back from a turbulent week. Consumer-focused companies also rose. Amazon climbed 1%. Energy companies bucked the broadly higher... More »

US Stocks End Week Down After Wednesday's Big Drop

Despite modest gains Friday

(Newser) - Industrial companies led US stocks broadly higher Friday, extending the market's modest gains from the day before, the AP reports. Investors were cheering solid earnings from several companies. Banks and materials stocks were also up sharply. Energy companies also moved higher as the price of crude oil rose. Deere... More »

Stocks Recover Ground Day After Big Slump

Dow ends day up 56

(Newser) - Solid gains in phone companies and some retailers pushed US stock indexes modestly higher on Wall Street, recouping some of the ground they lost a day earlier, the AP reports. AT&T and Verizon each rose 1.3% Thursday. Walmart Stores rose 3.2% and L Brands climbed 2.7%... More »

Market Sees Worst Drop Since September

Dow ends day down 372

(Newser) - Stocks fell sharply as investors worried that the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder President Donald Trump's pro-business agenda, the AP reports. The steep drop Wednesday was the market's worst since September and ended an unusually long period of calm. Banks, which soared in the months since the... More »

Nasdaq Closes at Record High, Other Indexes Close Lower

Dow, S&P 500 slip

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street, but gains in some technology companies nudged the Nasdaq composite to another record high, the AP reports. Utilities, phone companies, and real estate companies fell more than the rest of the market Tuesday, and most industries were lower. Technology bucked the trend,... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 85

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, bringing more record high closes for major indexes, the AP reports. Materials companies, banks and oil and gas companies posted solid gains Monday. Halliburton rose 3.7%. Cybersecurity companies were also higher as companies began recovering from a global cyberattack that began... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 23

S&P 500 also closes lower, Nasdaq edges up

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mostly lower as declines in banks and industrial stocks outweigh gains in other sectors, the AP reports. General Electric dropped 2.1% Friday, while Wells Fargo lost 1.3%. Nordstrom became the latest department store operator to turn in disappointing results. The company's stock plunged 10.... More »

Markets End the Day Lower

Dow drops 23

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly lower as a number of retailers drop after reporting disappointing results, the AP reports. Macy's plunged 17% Thursday after the struggling department store operator reported lower sales as more people shop online. Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, dropped 21.5% after reporting a huge... More »

S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs

Dow falls 32

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher as energy companies rally with the price of oil, the AP reports. Technology companies also rose. The meager gains Wednesday were enough to mark new all-time highs for the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite. The Dow Jones industrial average was dragged... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 36

S&P 500 also slips, Nasdaq edges up

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mostly lower on Wall Street after modest gains from the morning didn't make it through the day, the AP reports. Utilities, energy, and materials companies fell the most Tuesday, while some consumer-focused stocks did well. Chesapeake Energy gave up 2.7%, and Sealed Air fell 8.... More »

Markets End Day Slightly Higher

Dow edges up 5 points

(Newser) - Stock indexes are finishing little changed on Wall Street as losses in materials and health care companies hold back gains in energy and other parts of the market, the AP reports. Fertilizer maker CF Industries gave up 2.3% Monday, and drugmaker Celgene lost 3.3%. Apple jumped 2.7%.... More »

Record Closes for S&P 500, Nasdaq

Dow ends day up 55

(Newser) - A strong jobs report helped drive the stock market higher, bringing record high closes for the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, the AP reports. Energy companies led the way higher Friday. Rig operator Transocean jumped 8%. US employers added 211,000 jobs in April, the... More »

Drop in Price of Oil Cancels Out Other Stock Gains

US stocks end Thursday more or less where they started

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes ended up more or less where they started on Wall Street as big drops in energy companies canceled out gains elsewhere in the market, the AP reports. Energy companies posted sharp losses on Thursday after the price of crude oil plunged 5% to its lowest level... More »

Dow Edges Up as S&P, Nasdaq Slip

Media, health care, tech companies fall

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street as media, health care and some technology companies fell, the AP reports. Akamai Technologies slumped 15.5% after the cloud services provider made a weak revenue forecast. Media stocks fell after Time Warner reported poor advertising sales for cable TV. Viacom sank... More »

Markets End the Day Slightly Higher

Dow closes up 36

(Newser) - US stock indexes are closing slightly higher as gains in industrial companies are offset by losses in automakers and energy companies, the AP reports. Engine maker Cummins rose 6.1% Tuesday. Automakers were broadly lower after posting weak April sales. Fiat Chrysler lost 4.3% and Ford gave up 4.... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 26

But S&P 500, Nasdaq rise

(Newser) - Stocks closed mostly higher on Wall Street with big technology companies like Apple and banks leading the way, the AP reports. Banks rose along with bond yields Monday after Congress agreed to a deal that will keep the government operating for the rest of the fiscal year. Bank of America... More »

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