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Dow Ends Day Down 53

S&P 500 also slips, Nasdaq edges up

(Newser) - Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street, giving up a modest gain from earlier in the day after Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat assessment of the economy, the AP reports. Yellen, speaking at a conference in Wyoming on Friday, said the case for raising interest rates has strengthened... More »

Markets End the Day Lower

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all fall

(Newser) - More declines in health care stocks are pulling indexes lower on Wall Street, the AP reports. Biotechnology companies continued to fall Thursday as pressure mounts on them over their drug pricing practices. Allergan fell 3% and Celgene lost 2%. Mylan, which has been under fire for steep price increases in... More »

Dow Closes Slightly Lower

S&P 500 also falls, Nasdaq edges up

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly lower in light trading, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of crude oil sinks. Halliburton and Transocean each lost 4% Monday, the AP reports. The Nasdaq composite notched a small gain as biotech companies rose following the acquisition of pharmaceutical company Medivation, but... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 60

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - US stocks closed at a record high Monday behind gains for chemical and machinery companies, the AP reports. Energy companies rose as the price of oil continued its recent recovery. Makers of chemicals and mining companies made the biggest gains, and machinery companies and banks followed. Investors sold government bonds... More »

Markets End the Day Lower

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all down

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Wednesday as energy companies fall with the price of oil and banks and health care stocks slide, the AP reports. Phone company stocks are also up. Earnings reports drove much of the trading. Drugmaker Perrigo sank 10% and solar power company SunPower lost... More »

Markets End the Day Nearly Flat

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq little changed

(Newser) - Stocks are closing almost flat on Wall Street Tuesday, after an up-and-down day that saw health care, technology, and consumer-focused companies lead the way, the AP reports. An early rally in US crude oil prices evaporated, sending several oil and gas companies lower. Valeant Pharmaceuticals soared after reaffirming its financial... More »

Markets End the Day Lower

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all close lower

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Monday as investors pulled back from the major indexes' record highs of last week, the AP reports. Consumer-focused and drug company shares weighed on sentiment the most, while energy shares surged along with the price of oil. Bristol-Myers Squibb dropped nearly 5% in a... More »

Stocks See Their Best Day in Nearly a Month

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all close higher

(Newser) - Stocks had their best day in almost a month Friday as major indexes closed at record highs after a strong jobs report boosted investors' confidence for continued economic growth, the AP reports. Both the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite set records after the Labor Department'... More »

Markets End Day Barely Changed

Dow dips, S&P flat, Nasdaq rises slightly

(Newser) - Stocks are ending nearly flat on Wall Street as the market continues the small moves it's made in the last few weeks, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 3 points to 18,352. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was nearly unchanged at 2,164.... More »

Dow's 7-Day Losing Streak Ends

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mostly higher after a big jump in the price of oil helped the Dow Jones industrial average break a seven-day losing streak, the AP reports. Energy companies led gainers along with the price of oil after the government said gasoline stockpiles shrank by more than expected last... More »

US Stocks Take Biggest Loss in Almost a Month

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq close lower

(Newser) - US stocks took their biggest loss in almost a month on Tuesday as investors worried about the health of the US economy and sold shares in retailers and car companies, the AP reports. Machinery companies also fell and the price of oil continued to decline. Royal Caribbean fell more than... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 28

S&P 500 also falls; Nasdaq rises

(Newser) - US stocks wobbled and finished mostly lower Monday as the price of oil continued to nosedive thanks to the strong dollar. Energy companies took the biggest losses as US crude hovered around $40 a barrel, its lowest price in almost four months, and materials companies also traded lower. Every oil,... More »

Dow Closes Slightly Lower

S&P 500, Nasdaq end the day modestly higher

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mostly higher as the energy sector recovered along with the price of oil and tech giants Alphabet and Amazon turned in solid results, the AP reports. Oil and gas companies turned higher Friday as the price of crude oil managed to post some gains after a monthlong... More »

Dow Falls, S&P and Nasdaq Rise

Markets close mostly higher for the day

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher as investors work through an uneven batch of corporate earnings, the AP reports. Facebook added 1% Thursday after the social media company reported earnings that easily surpassed analysts' estimates. Ford sank 8% after reporting weak results and warning investors that things could get worse in... More »

Apple Jumps as US Stocks Rise in Late Trading

The market overcame early losses Wednesday

(Newser) - Stocks turned higher in late-afternoon Wednesday, recovering from an early loss, the AP reports. Technology stocks, including Apple and Facebook, posted solid gains, overcoming weakness in consumer staples makers, including Coca-Cola. Energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil. More »

Dow Closes Lower After McDonald's Drop

S&P 500, Nasdaq both slightly up

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mixed after a day of wavering between small gains and losses as investors pore over a big batch of company earnings reports. McDonald's dropped 4.5%, the biggest loss in the Dow Jones industrial average, after the hamburger chain reported disappointing sales growth in the US,... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 78

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks fell moderately on Monday as investors took a break after four weeks of gains that brought the market to record highs, the AP reports. Energy companies fell more than the rest of the market as the price of oil took another turn lower. Yahoo fell after Verizon Communications announced... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 53

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher, giving the market its fourth straight weekly gain, the AP reports. The gains Friday were led by phone companies and utilities, traditional safe-play stocks that have done far better than the rest of the market over the past year. Those high-dividend stocks have been appealing to... More »

Dow's 9-Day Winning Streak Ends

S&P 500, Nasdaq also decline

(Newser) - Stocks ended lower on Wall Street, breaking a nine-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average, the AP reports. Industrial companies had some of the biggest losses Thursday. Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil. Railroad operator Union Pacific gave up 3% and Kinder Morgan fell... More »

Dow's Winning Streak Continues

Market is still at record-high levels

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies after Microsoft reported surprisingly strong results, the AP reports. The gains Wednesday extended a winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average and kept the market at record-high levels. Microsoft jumped 5% after the company reported big... More »

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