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Nasdaq's 10-Day Winning Streak Ends

Dow ends day down 31

(Newser) - Stocks are closing lower as energy companies fall with oil prices and a winning streak for technology companies ends, the AP reports. The price of US crude fell 2.5% Friday. Helmerich & Payne dropped 5.5%. General Electric fell 2.9% after a disappointing profit forecast. European stocks tumbled... More »

Nasdaq Closes at New High as Other Indexes Slip

Home Depot drags Dow down

(Newser) - US stocks are struggling to a mixed finish after a day of up-and-down trading, the AP reports. The Nasdaq composite managed to post a meager gain Thursday, giving it another record high. Other major indexes closed with minor losses. The Dow Jones industrial average's loss was due entirely to... More »

Stocks March to More Record Highs

S&P 500, Nasdaq, Dow all close at record highs

(Newser) - Stocks marched to more record highs on Wall Street, powered by gains in technology and health care companies, the AP reports. Drugmaker Vertex Pharmaceuticals surged 21% Wednesday following positive results from potential treatments for cystic fibrosis. Tech stocks continued to recover, and the technology component of the Standard & Poor'... More »

S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at New Highs

But Dow slips

(Newser) - US stocks were divided Tuesday as health insurers declined after the failure of the latest Republican health care bill while a big jump in subscribers for Netflix sent technology and consumer-focused companies higher, the AP reports. Stocks spent most of the day lower after the health care push stalled and... More »

Markets End Day Little Changed

Dow slips 6

(Newser) - US stocks are closing more or less where they started after a day of wavering between small gains and losses, the AP reports. Retailers gained ground Monday, but banks and health care companies fell. BlackRock fell 3.1% after a disappointing second-quarter report. Gold and copper producer Freeport-McMoRan rose 3.... More »

Modest Gains Push Stocks to Record Highs

Dow ends day up 84

(Newser) - Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street, notching record highs for several major US indexes, the AP reports. Gains for big technology and health care companies drove the market higher Friday. Microsoft climbed 1.4% and Amgen increased 1.2%. Banks lagged the rest of the market. JPMorgan Chase fell... More »

Dow Jones Closes at Another All-Time High

Banks, tech lead stocks slightly higher overall

(Newser) - Banks and technology companies posted modest gains on Wall Street, leaving indexes slightly higher at the closing bell, the AP reports. The tiny gains Thursday were enough to mark another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones industrial average. Goldman Sachs and Apple contributed the most to the Dow's... More »

Dow Closes at All-Time High

Stocks close broadly higher on Wall Street

(Newser) - Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, led by solid gains in big technology companies, the AP reports. Facebook climbed 2.3% Wednesday, and Microsoft rose 1.7%. Airlines rose after United Continental and American Airlines reported solid results for June. United jumped 4.7% and American gained 4.... More »

Stocks Struggle to Mixed Finish

Dow ends day little changed

(Newser) - Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street as gains in energy and technology companies were canceled out by losses in other sectors, the AP reports. Banks posted the largest losses Tuesday. Wells Fargo fell 1% and Bank of America gave back 1.2%. Energy stocks rose as oil... More »

Stock Indexes Finish Mixed

Dow slips, S&P 500 and Nasdaq edge up

(Newser) - Gains in technology and materials companies were mostly outweighed by losses elsewhere on Wall Street, leaving major indexes mixed at the closing bell, the AP reports. Facebook rose 1.4% Monday, while Microsoft gained 0.7%. Banks, health care, and real estate companies fell. Abercrombie & Fitch plunged 21% after... More »

Strong Hiring Report Sends Stocks Higher

Dow ends day up 94

(Newser) - US stocks closed higher after the government reported a solid pickup in hiring in June, the AP reports. Technology and consumer-focused companies made some of the biggest gains Friday. Facebook rose 1.8% and Applied Materials rose 3.5%. McDonald's rose 2.1%. The positive sign for the job... More »

Stocks Have Biggest Drop Since Mid-May

Dow falls 158

(Newser) - Stocks had their biggest drop since mid-May as investors worried about the latest sign that hiring is slowing down, the AP reports. Payroll processor ADP reported early Thursday that hiring by private companies slowed in June. The biggest losses were in health care and technology stocks. Drugmaker Merck lost 1.... More »

Dow Ends Day Little Changed

S&P 500, Nasdaq edge up

(Newser) - US stock indexes ended mixed as energy companies slid, pushed lower by a downturn in energy prices, the AP reports. Auto parts makers and car companies dropped Wednesday after O'Reilly Automotive reported weak sales in the second quarter. O'Reilly plunged 19%. More stocks fell than rose on the... More »

The Stock Market Crashed Monday. But Not Really

Websites mistakenly shared incorrect test data showing various stocks at $123.47

(Newser) - In browsing finance websites Monday, investors may have mistakenly thought they'd gained millions or billions of dollars—or lost as much. In reality, Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, CNNMoney, and Bloomberg mistakenly reported Monday that share prices for a variety of companies were exactly the same: $123.47, reports CNNMoney... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 130

S&P 500 ends day higher, Nasdaq closes lower

(Newser) - US stocks rose Monday as banks continued to climb along with interest rates, and energy companies rallied again with oil prices, the AP reports. Better-than-expected auto sales and a strong report on US factories also boosted stocks. On Monday the Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 5.61 points,... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 62

S&P 500 edges up, Nasdaq slips

(Newser) - US stocks faded at the finish but are ending the second quarter with gains as retailers and industrial companies rise, the AP reports. Athletic apparel maker Nike had its best day in almost two years Friday. Its shares jumped 11% after a strong quarterly report. Nike also said it's... More »

Stocks Finish Day With Hefty Losses

Dow falls 167

(Newser) - US stocks are finishing with hefty losses on another day of widespread selling among technology companies, the AP reports. Apple fell 1.5% Thursday and internet gear maker Cisco Systems lost 2.1% after it lowered its guidance. Investors also sold big-dividend stocks as bond yields jumped. Household products maker... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 143

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks are finishing with big gains as banks rise with interest rates and technology companies recover some of their recent losses, the AP reports. JPMorgan Chase rose 2% Wednesday. Investors bet banks will make more money on lending as rates increase. Among tech companies, Apple rose 1.5% and TripAdvisor... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 98

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Technology and phone companies led stocks modestly lower in a day of choppy trading on Wall Street, the AP reports. Major indexes flittered between small gains and losses through the middle of the day Tuesday, then turned lower in the early afternoon and stayed lower through the closing bell. Seagate... More »

Markets See Mixed Results

Dow, S&P 500 edge up, Nasdaq slips

(Newser) - Utilities led US stocks mostly higher as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to investors seeking income, the AP reports. Phone companies and banks also did well. Verizon rose 0.8% and Wells Fargo gained 0.9%, more than the rest of the market. Other sectors ended mostly... More »

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