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Dow Edges Up to Another Record High

But S&P 500, Nasdaq slip

(Newser) - US stocks are ending mostly lower, led by drops in energy companies which fell along with the price of crude oil, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrials bucked the downward trend Wednesday and managed a small gain, their ninth straight and enough to mark another record high. Marathon Oil... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 118

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks are closing at all-time highs on Wall Street as the market resumed its climb after a holiday break, the AP reports. The gains Tuesday were led by high-dividend companies like real estate and utility companies. Kraft Heinz fell 1.8% after withdrawing its offer to buy Unilever. Investors were... More »

Markets End the Day Higher

Dow edges up 4

(Newser) - After a sluggish day, a late push higher delivers tiny gains and renews records for major US market indexes, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor's 500 index marked its fourth straight weekly gain Friday. The tone in the market was tepid all day. More stocks fell than rose... More »

Dow Hits Another Record, Other Indexes Slip

S&P 500's winning streak ends

(Newser) - Stocks ended mostly lower, ending the longest winning streak in more than three years for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrial average eked out a tiny gain Thursday, enough to mark another all-time high. Energy companies fell more than the rest of... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 107

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks and bond yields punched higher, marking new records for US indexes, following more reports showing the US economy continues to strengthen, the AP reports. The encouraging data out Wednesday could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than investors were expecting from the record lows marked... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 92

S&P 500, Nasdaq also see gains

(Newser) - Strong gains by bank stocks pushed major US indexes to more all-time highs, the AP reports. Banks rallied Tuesday as bond yields rose following comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen said the Fed was poised to continue raising interest rates, which would help banks earn more from lending... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 142

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks continued to push higher, setting more all-time highs for major US indexes, the AP reports. Bond yields climbed Monday, helping to send banks and other financial companies higher. Citigroup rose 2.3%. Apple closed at an all-time high. In deal news, Zeltiq Aesthetics soared 13.2% after agreeing to... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 97

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stock indexes closed at record highs for a second day running, in a broad-based rally led by miners and other raw materials companies, the AP reports. Gold and copper miner Freeport McMoRan rose 2.7%, lifted by soaring copper prices. Oil companies also rose with crude prices. Newfield Exploration rose... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 118

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Strong earnings from big US companies helped drive stock indexes further into record territory, the AP reports. Financial stocks rose more than the rest of the market Thursday. Regions Financial rose 3.5%. Energy stocks also climbed as the price of crude oil headed higher. Several companies rose after reporting... More »

Nasdaq Ends Day at All-Time High

Dow falls 35

(Newser) - Utilities and other stocks that pay big dividends led US stocks mostly higher as bond yields fell, the AP reports. Edison International rose 2.4% Wednesday and Essex Property Trust, a real estate company, added 1.8%. The gains in high-dividend stocks came as bond yields fell, making those stocks... More »

Tiny Gains by Stocks Good Enough for Nasdaq Record

Technology companies are up, and energy companies are down

(Newser) - US stock indexes notched tiny gains Tuesday as the market struggled higher after a day of up-and-down trading, the AP reports. But the modest increase was enough to mark another all-time high for the Nasdaq composite index. Consumer goods makers and technology companies rose, while energy companies fell along with... More »

Markets End Day Lower

Dow falls 19

(Newser) - Energy companies led US stock indexes broadly lower as the price of crude oil declined, the AP reports. Marathon Oil slumped 4.1% Monday. Phone company and real estate stocks were also lower. Newell Brands, which makes Rubbermaid and Sharpie products, fell 5.7% after reporting revenue that fell short... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 186

Nasdaq hits all-time high

(Newser) - Banks and other financial companies led a rally on Wall Street after President Trump took steps to scale back financial industry regulations, the AP reports. JPMorgan Chase rose 3.1% Friday. Goldman Sachs jumped 4.6%. Traders were also encouraged by news of a pickup in hiring last month. Small-company... More »

Markets End Day Little Changed

Dow falls 6

(Newser) - Stocks closed little changed on Wall Street as investors looked over a big batch of earnings reports from US companies, the AP reports. Ryder System, a truck leasing company, dropped 8% Thursday after reporting earnings that fell far short of what Wall Street analysts were expecting. Ralph Lauren plunged 12%... More »

Stocks End Day Little Changed

After Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

(Newser) - Investors didn't react much to a strong hiring survey or the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, and US stocks finished little changed Wednesday, the AP reports. Apple soared after it said iPhone sales improved in its latest quarter. Stocks jumped in morning trading after... More »

Dow Falls 100+ for 2nd Straight Day

Nasdaq manages to inch up

(Newser) - A late afternoon pickup in health care companies erased much of an early loss on Wall Street and left major indexes mixed at the close, reports AP . The market got off to a downbeat start Tuesday following weak results from several big companies, including UPS and Harley-Davidson. A late gain... More »

Dow Slips Back Below 20K

All three major markets fall

(Newser) - Stocks ended lower on Wall Street Monday, though they recouped some of the ground they had lost earlier in the day. Energy, materials, and technology companies fell the most Monday, reports AP . Airline stocks slumped after President Trump imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, which led to protests... More »

Dow, S&P 500 Edge Down

Nasdaq edges up

(Newser) - Declines in energy and real estate companies led US stock indexes mostly lower after a listless day on Wall Street, the AP reports. Murphy oil slumped 3.6% Friday. Investors were sizing up earnings from American Airlines, Microsoft, and other big companies. Starbucks slumped 4% after reporting weak sales growth... More »

Dow Edges Up 32

S&P 500, Nasdaq slip

(Newser) - US stock indexes ended mostly lower, except for the Dow Jones industrial average, which climbed slightly a day after closing above 20,000 for the first time, the AP reports. Health care and consumer products companies fell the most Thursday. Johnson & Johnson fell 0.9% and Coca-Cola fell 0.... More »

Dow Hitting 20K May Prove 'Meaningless'

Some experts say there's a lot of unwarranted hype over the milestone

(Newser) - On Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 20,000 for the first time since it was established in 1896 , leading to much fanfare … and just as much skepticism about the milestone's significance. Quartz , for example, calls hitting this benchmark "meaningless," offering a mathematical illustration—... More »

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