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Dow Down 100 at Open

S&P 500, Nasdaq follow suit

(Newser) - No major relief for the markets today, at least not so far: The Dow was down about 100 points at open, resting below 10,900, according to MarketWatch . The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were also down, 7 points and 5 points, respectively. And the news from abroad isn't... More »

Dow Plunges 480+, Below 11K

S&P, Nasdaq follow suit

(Newser) - The Dow plunged more than 300 points at the open today, and dropped almost 500 before retreating, as investors worried about Europe and the global economy. It's currently hovering just below 11,000, according to Marketwatch . The S&P 500 also dropped 48 points to 1,146, while the... More »

Dow Adds 19 on Housing News

(Newser) - Good news from the housing sector outweighed bank troubles today for Wall Street, the Journal reports. Manufacturer Alcoa tacked on 6%, and a housing-industry group said sales in April made the biggest jump in 8 years. Financials fell after more banks announced plans to pay back TARP loans through stock... More »

Dow Creeps Up 64

(Newser) - Stocks were up modestly today as investors balanced continued uncertainty over a Detroit bailout and a longtime Wall Street hand’s arrest with cautious optimism that the market may finally have stabilized, the Wall Street Journal reports. Money manager Bernard Madoff was accused today of a $50 billion swindle, but... More »

Bank Woes Push Dow Down 196

JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup all see big drops

(Newser) - The markets slid today as JP Morgan’s CEO made pessimistic comments about home prices, the Wall Street Journal reports. Adding to investor malaise was a Labor Department report that unemployment insurance claims are at a 26-year high, and continued uncertainty about the Detroit bailout. The Dow was down 196.... More »

Stocks Bounce on Bailout Hope

Dow up about 90

(Newser) - Stocks took a modest bounce this morning, as anticipation over an auto bailout outweighed weakness in financials. The Dow rose 116 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P climbed 1% and 1.2% respectively, the Wall Street Journal reports. AIG shares were down 5% premarket after the Journal reported that... More »

Stocks Saunter Downward

Mild drop as investors hold breath

(Newser) - Stocks dipped at the open today, as investors digested downbeat corporate news while awaiting an auto bailout. The Dow fell as much as 145; the Nasdaq and S&P were off 1.3% and 1.4%, respectively. Auto shares retreated after yesterday’s gains, the Wall Street Journal reports, with... More »

Stocks Jump on Auto Hope

Obama plan also helps extend Friday's rally

(Newser) - Stocks burst out of the gate this morning, as investors continued to cheer Barack Obama’s infrastructure plan and imminent help for the auto industry. The Dow rocketed up 229 points, accompanied by 2.7% and 2.9% jumps for the Nasdaq and S&P, the Wall Street Journal reports.... More »

Jobs Data Send Stocks Tumbling

(Newser) - Stocks took a tumble at the open today, after a stunningly terrible payroll report showed that the US lost more than a half-million jobs in November, the 11th straight month of losses. The Dow fell 95 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq dropped 1% and 1.4% respectively, the... More »

Warning Signs Sink Stocks

It's bad, Jim

(Newser) - Stocks took a tumble at the open today, thanks in part to a private report saying the economy shed 250,000 non-governmental jobs last month, and signs of slowing consumer spending. The Wall Street Journal reports that all 30 Dow stocks were trading lower, bringing the index down 145 points,... More »

Stocks Take Modest Bounce

Dow up after disastrous session

(Newser) - Stocks headed north this morning, after a grisly Monday that saw the Dow fall 7.7% and the S&P 500 drop 8.9%. Things looked less traumatic today, as the Dow rose a modest 68 points at the open, accompanied by 1.2% and 1.4% rises in the... More »

Rally Over; Dow Down 300

Post-Holiday session no good

(Newser) - Stocks plunged this morning, giving back a big chunk of last week’s big rally. The Dow dropped 350 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq gave up 41 and 65 points respectively. “Investors are saying in these turbulent times it is best to take what comes your way,... More »

Red Friday for Stocks

Stocks drop at the open

(Newser) - Stocks inched into the red this morning, with the Dow down 38 and the S&P and Nasdaq off 0.5% and 0.9% at the open, the Wall Street Journal reports, but those declines come on the heels of four straight days of gains. The market closes early today,... More »

Stocks Keep Good Vibes Going

Stocks climb as investors are cheered by Fed plan to help consumer credit

(Newser) - Stocks continued to rise at the open this morning, with the Dow climbing more than 100 points and the S&P gaining 1.5%, as investors cheered the Treasury and Fed’s new program to boost consumer credit, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Nasdaq, however, was off slightly. The... More »

Stocks Jump on Citi Rescue

Dow makes triple-digit move in the right direction

(Newser) - Stocks kept Friday’s good mojo going this morning, after the government announced a massive plan to prop up Citigroup. The Dow rose 145 points at the open, as Citi shares leaped 57%, and pulled the rest of the sector with them. Bank of America rose 13%, while Morgan Stanley... More »

Early Rally Falls Flat, Recovers

Stocks creep back up after a hit from Ambac plan

(Newser) - After an early rally, stocks fell after being hit with news on Ambac Financial's restructuring plan, but then regained some of the lost territory by the closing bell. Shares fell after Ambac said that instead of a bailout plan, it would raise money through a sell-off and restructuring, reports CNNMoney.... More »

Court Scraps Agent Orange Suit

Judge says chemical was used as a defoliant, not a weapon

(Newser) - Vietnamese plaintiffs who say Agent Orange caused them serious health problems ran into a judicial dead end today. A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a civil lawsuit over use of the defoliant in the Vietnam War. The suit claimed that Dow Chemical and other companies violated a ban... More »

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