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Markets Mixed After Hints From Fed

Dow slips 3 as minutes suggest a rate hike is possible

(Newser) - Stocks limped to a mixed close Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left open the possibility that it would raise its benchmark interest rate next month. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 3 points to 17,526, the Standard & Poor's 500 rose a fraction to 2,047, and the... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 185

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks are closing out a skittish week on a sour note, falling sharply in the afternoon and giving the market its third straight week of declines, the AP reports. The day started out mixed on Wall Street Friday but a burst of selling through the afternoon left benchmark indexes solidly... More »

Markets End the Day Little Changed

Dow slightly up, S&P 500 and Nasdaq slightly lower

(Newser) - Stocks ended pretty much where they started after a day of wavering between small gains and losses, the AP reports. Investors loaded up on safe-play stocks like phone companies Thursday and had some more disappointments from the retail sector. Kohl's slumped 9% after its results fell short of analysts'... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 217

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks closed solidly lower as Macy's led a rout in retail stocks, the AP reports. The department store slashed its profit forecast Wednesday after reporting a steep drop in earnings. Macy's dropped 15% and other retailers also lost ground. Office Depot plunged 40% and Staples lost 18% after... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 222

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks had their biggest gain in two months as traders were encouraged by more efforts by China to stem a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Energy companies rose more than the rest of the market Tuesday as prices for crude oil and natural gas bounced higher, the AP... More »

Dow Dips 34 Amid China Fears

Chevron among energy companies that take a hit

(Newser) - Stocks indexes ended little changed on Wall Street as more worries about China pulled down prices for oil. Energy companies fell Monday after weak economic reports from China renewed fears that the world's second-largest economy was slowing down. Chevron fell 2%. Health care stocks rose. Allergan, which makes Botox,... More »

Markets End the Day Higher

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all up

(Newser) - The stock market shook off an early slump and ended modestly higher, breaking a three-day slump, the AP reports. Stocks had opened lower after the government reported a disappointing slowdown in hiring last month, but by mid-afternoon major indexes turned higher and stayed up for the rest of the day.... More »

Stocks End the Day Nearly Flat

Dow up, S&P 500 and Nasdaq down

(Newser) - US stocks ended the day nearly flat as indexes stabilized after two days of losses, the AP reports. Energy companies rose with the price of oil and health care stocks advanced. Consumer companies and telecommunications stocks were the biggest decliners. A number of companies fell after releasing results that didn'... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 99

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street following signs of weakness in the US job market and some disappointing corporate earnings, the AP reports. Payroll processor ADP reported Wednesday that businesses added jobs at the slowest pace in three years last month. Energy companies fell more than the rest of... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 140

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, erasing a big gain from the day before. Energy companies and banks had some of the biggest losses Tuesday, the AP reports. JPMorgan Chase and Chevron each sank 2%. Traders were discouraged by more signs of weakness in China's economy. European markets... More »

Markets Close Slightly Lower

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all down

(Newser) - Stocks are ending modestly lower on Wall Street after clawing back much of a steep loss from the middle of the day, the AP reports. Health care stocks led the way lower Friday as several companies turned in disappointing results. Health insurer Molina Healthcare plunged 19% after cutting its forecasts.... More »

Dow Drops 210 Points

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks lost ground on Wall Street as a rout in tech stocks deepened as the day went on. Apple sank 3% Thursday, its second big loss in a row, after billionaire investor Carl Icahn told CNBC he had sold his stake in the company. A day earlier Apple reported its... More »

Dow Edges Up 51

S&P also up, but Nasdaq down

(Newser) - Stocks closed mostly higher on Wall Street, but the gains were checked by weakness in the technology sector, the AP reports. Energy stocks were among the biggest winners Wednesday as the price of oil rose. High-dividend stocks like phone companies and utilities also did well as bond yields moved lower,... More »

Dow Edges Up 13

S&P 500 also up, Nasdaq down

(Newser) - US stocks are closing mostly higher as the energy sector got some help from an increase in oil prices. ConocoPhillips jumped 4% Tuesday, while Pioneer Natural Resources climbed 8%. Several stocks were moving on earnings news. Trucking company Ryder System rose 6% after reporting results that were better than analysts... More »

Dow Ends Week Up 21

S&P 500 little changed, Nasdaq down

(Newser) - The stock market is closing out a mixed day mostly higher, despite a drop in big technology names, the AP reports. Energy companies notched modest gains Friday as oil and natural gas prices climbed. Banks also rose. Technology giants took some of the biggest losses after several of them turned... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 113

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street as the market pulled back after a three-day rally. Traditional safe-play stocks such as phone companies and utilities had the biggest declines Thursday. Those sectors have had some of the biggest gains since the beginning of the year. In company news, United Continental... More »

Markets Close Modestly Higher

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all end the day slightly up

(Newser) - Stocks are closing with modest gains on Wall Street after a midday rally lost steam, the AP reports. Banks and energy companies rose more than the rest of the market Wednesday. Both sectors got some relief after the price of crude oil turned higher. Banks have been in the doldrums... More »

Dow Ends the Day Up 49

S&P 500 also closes higher, but Nasdaq edges down

(Newser) - Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street as energy and mining companies gain, the AP reports. Technology shares lagged the rest of the market Tuesday, pulling the Nasdaq composite index lower. Rig operator Transocean jumped almost 10%, and mining giant Freeport-McMoRan climbed 9%. The gains in energy and mining... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 28

But stocks ended sharply higher for the week

(Newser) - US stocks fell slightly as a dip in oil prices dragged energy companies lower, but for the week stocks ended sharply higher. Trading was quiet Friday as investors looked ahead to weekend meetings on the global economy and oil. Oil fell 3% and made the energy sector worst performer by... More »

Markets End the Day Mostly Unchanged

Dow Jones up 18

(Newser) - US stocks ended up more or less where they started after a brief midday rally faded. Airlines rose Thursday. Delta Air Lines climbed 1% after its results came in ahead of expectations, thanks partly to lower fuel costs. Progressive sank 3% after reporting earnings that came in below analysts' estimates.... More »

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