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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 »

Stock Market Rally Loses Momentum

S&P 500 and Nasdaq down, Dow up

(Newser) - Stocks are ending mostly lower on Wall Street as a three-week rally loses momentum, the AP reports. Investors were focusing on corporate earnings reports Tuesday, which were coming in mixed. Netflix plunged 13% after reporting subscriber growth that disappointed investors. The stock had more than doubled last year. Health care... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 16

S&P 500, Nasdaq both close higher

(Newser) - Stocks posted tiny gains on Wall Street as investors looked past a failed coup attempt in Turkey and focused on corporate deals and earnings reports, the AP reports. Technology stocks led the way higher Monday after Japan's SoftBank said it was buying British chip designer ARM Holdings. ARM's... More »

Markets Close Mostly Unchanged

Dow up, S&P 500 and Nasdaq down

(Newser) - US stocks are ending more or less where they started as a five-day rally runs out of steam, the AP reports. Six of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index ended lower, led by retailers and other consumer-focused stocks. Nike fell 1%, the biggest drop in... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 134

Dow, S&P 500 still at record highs

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher, led by gains in banks and materials companies, the AP reports. JPMorgan Chase climbed 2% Thursday after the bank reported earnings that were better than analysts were expecting, thanks to a jump in trading revenue. Shares of Japanese messaging app Line soared 27% on their first... More »

Dow, S&P 500 Remain at Record Highs

Nasdaq closes lower

(Newser) - Stocks ended mostly higher on Wall Street after a three-day rally lost momentum, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrials and the Standard & Poor's 500 index remained at record highs Wednesday. In a sign investors remain cautious, utility companies rose more than the rest of the market. Energy... More »

Dow Closes at Record High

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - The stock market hit another milestone as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index did. Both indexes beat marks they set in May 2015, the AP reports. The gains Tuesday were led by energy companies, materials companies,... More »

S&P 500 Closes at Record High

Dow, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a record high, beating the mark it set last year, the AP reports. It's been more than a year since the benchmark index hit a record high. Its gain on Monday was enough to beat the peak it set in... More »

S&P 500 Comes Within a Point of Record High Close

Dow, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks closed with big gains on Wall Street after a solid jobs report for June, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index within a point of its record high close reached a bit more than a year ago, the AP reports. The rally was extraordinarily broad. Nearly all of... More »

Stock Markets End the Day Mostly Unchanged

Dow, S&P 500 down; Nasdaq up

(Newser) - US stocks gave up an early gain and finished the day more or less where they started, the AP reports. Energy companies took some losses as the price of crude oil dropped sharply on Thursday. Chevron sank 1.5%. Phone company stocks, utilities, gold, and bonds all fell. Those safe-play... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 78

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - US stocks shook off an early stumble and closed moderately higher, but bond yields remained near historic lows as investors remained cautious, the AP reports. Health care stocks had some of the biggest gains Wednesday, and energy stocks rose along with the price of crude oil. Celgene jumped 4% and... More »

Dow Ends Day Down 108

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close lower

(Newser) - Stocks are ending lower and bond prices are rising, pushing benchmark yields to record lows, on new concerns about Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the AP reports. European markets mostly fell and the British pound weakened. Trading was unsettled after three financial firms stopped trading in British... More »

Markets Close Higher

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all up

(Newser) - Stocks closed out a big week with minor gains as markets stage a comeback after a swoon following Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, the AP reports. The US market ended the week up 3% Friday, its biggest weekly gain since November. British stocks have regained all... More »

US Stocks Extend Rally to a 3rd Day

Traders are feeling less anxious about Brexit

(Newser) - US stocks closed higher, extending a rally into a third day as traders feel less anxious about Britain's vote last week to leave the EU, the AP reports. Consumer goods makers and utilities were the biggest risers Thursday. And bank stocks rose after getting clearance from the Federal Reserve... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 284

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street for a second day as worries continued to ease over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the AP reports. The gains over Tuesday and Wednesday erased more than half of the losses US markets suffered in the fallout from last week'... More »

Dow Ends Day Up 269

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher

(Newser) - Stocks closed solidly higher on Wall Street following even bigger gains in Europe as global markets stabilize following a two-day rout triggered by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Energy stocks rose along with the price of crude oil Tuesday. Bank stocks, which had some of the biggest... More »

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