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Strong Earnings Propel Rally

Nasdaq up almost 5%, Dow and S&P jump 4% for the week

(Newser) - Stocks rallied to weekly gains today as the markets absorbed last night's strong earnings report from Google and industrial multinationals Caterpillar and Honeywell recorded unexpected first-quarter growth, Bloomberg reports. Google propelled the Nasdaq up 61.14 to close at 2,402.97. The Dow rose 228.87 to 12,849.... More »

Selloff Drives Dow Down 171

Two-day rally snaps on renewed jitters over mortgage crisis

(Newser) - A 2-day rally sputtered today as the Dow fell 171.44 to 12,207.17 on new jitters about a touchy market. Even strong quarterly reports from Microsoft, Caterpillar, and Honeywell couldn’t keep investors buying this morning; said one economist, “The market is still in a very fragile... More »

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