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Declines Continue for US Indexes

Declines Continue for US Indexes

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. markets saw modest declines for the third consecutive day Wednesday as technology and energy stocks continued to pull the indexes lower.  A less-than-satisfactory housing report also hurt the day’s trading.&nbsp…

More Losses for US Stocks

More Losses for US Stocks

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks fell into negative territory halfway through Tuesday’s trading session and stayed there. The Dow was down 101 points, to close at 1,441.59. Tuesday’s losses marked the Dow’s largest percentage slide since Jun…

Tech Stocks, Eurozone Economy Pull US Markets Lower

Tech Stocks, Eurozone Economy Pull US Markets Lower

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gloomy prospects for Europe’s economy and a sagging technology sector weighed on U.S. markets Monday.  When the powerhouse of the European economy, Germany, loses confidence for a fifth straight month the world pays …

Stocks Mixed; Dow Closes in Positive Territory

Stocks Mixed; Dow Closes in Positive Territory

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A less-than-stellar weekly unemployment report didn’t do much to help the markets Thursday. The Dow gained 19 points to close at 13,597, while the Nasdaq lost seven points and the S&P gave up a fraction. U.S…

Housing Sales Help to Keep Stocks Up

Housing Sales Help to Keep Stocks Up

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Some signs of life for the housing market helped keep the markets in positive territory Wednesday. The Dow closed up 13 points, climbing above the 13,600 level for part of the session. The index finally settled on 13…

US Indexes Remain Flat; Home Builders Index Jumps

US Indexes Remain Flat; Home Builders Index Jumps

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. stock markets were essentially flat Tuesday. The Dow ended the day only slightly higher, while the S&P and Nasdaq inched lower. The Dow added 12 points, closing at 13,564.64.  The S&P and Nasdaq los…

Stocks Retreat After Last Week’s Rally

Stocks Retreat After Last Week’s Rally

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. markets were somewhat subdued Monday, following last week’s advancements. After the Federal Reserve’s controversial announcement of its plans to boost the economy, stocks on Monday were coming off of a rally las…

Stocks Still Climbing on Fed News; iPhone 5 Boosts Apple Stock

Stocks Still Climbing on Fed News; iPhone 5 Boosts Apple Stock

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Investors are still energized by the Fed’s plans to jumpstart the economy. On Friday, energy and materials shares led advancements despite flat retail sales and production data. The Dow called it a week up 54 points …

Fed Stimulus Plans Push Indexes Higher

Fed Stimulus Plans Push Indexes Higher

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. stock markets liked what they heard from the Federal Reserve Thursday. The Dow climbed more than 200 points on news the central bank plans to step in if the job market does not improve. The Dow closed at 13,…

Dow Climbs Higher, Surpassing Five-Year High

Dow Climbs Higher, Surpassing Five-Year High

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks rose slightly on Wednesday as Apple introduced its newest iPhone to the public and investors await the results of Thursday’s Federal Reserve meeting. The Dow closed up 10 points at 13,333,35, while the Nasdaq …

Stocks Rebound After Monday Losses

Stocks Rebound After Monday Losses

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks shook off Monday’s declines ahead of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting as well as a German court decision to come Wednesday that will impact the various bailouts of Eurozone countries. The Dow closed up 69 p…

Stocks Close Lower; Gas Prices Level Off

Stocks Close Lower; Gas Prices Level Off

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After closing last week by reaching four-year highs, the Dow closed lower Monday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 52 points, closing at 13,254.  The Nasdaq lost 32 points, closing down one percent at 3,104. T…

Stocks Edge Higher Despite Flat Jobs Report

Stocks Edge Higher Despite Flat Jobs Report

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It appears investors were able to shake off a dreary monthly jobs report. On Friday, the indexes traded in a narrow range for the session and ended the week with modest gains. The Dow added 0.1 percent and closed up …

Stocks Surge to Four-Year High After Euro Stimulus Announcement

Stocks Surge to Four-Year High After Euro Stimulus Announcement

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed at a four-year high on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced a plan that may provide some long-term assistance to struggling European markets.The S&…

Dow Ekes Out Small Gains

Dow Ekes Out Small Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks Wednesday bounced between small gains and losses as investors mulled over an earnings forecast for FedEx and European economic reports showing a slowdown in manufacturing. The Dow eventually settled up 12 poin…

Dow Ekes Out Small Gains

Dow Ekes Out Small Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks Wednesday bounced between small gains and losses as investors mulled over an earnings forecast for FedEx and European economic reports showing a slowdown in manufacturing. The Dow eventually settled up 12 poin…

Stocks Mixed Amid Lackluster Economic Reports

Stocks Mixed Amid Lackluster Economic Reports

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Investors took a cautious approach to stocks after some discouraging economic reports. Tuesday’s session was the first trading day after the holiday weekend. The Dow closed down 55 points, closing at 13,035.94. …

Fed Remarks Help US Stocks to Third Monthly Gain

Fed Remarks Help US Stocks to Third Monthly Gain

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets head into the long Labor Day weekend recovering some of their losses from Thursday. A statement by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke likely gave the indexes a boost to end the week. Advancing for the …

Fed Remarks Help US Stocks to Third Monthly Gain

Fed Remarks Help US Stocks to Third Monthly Gain

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets head into the long Labor Day weekend recovering some of their losses from Thursday. A statement by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke likely gave the indexes a boost to end the week. Advancing for the …

Investor Worries Still Growing over Eurozone Crisis

Investor Worries Still Growing over Eurozone Crisis

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets saw some volatility for the first time this week; the Dow sunk to a four-week low Thursday. Investor concerns worsened as remarks by eurozone leaders cast some doubt on economic sentiment in the region, the Wa…

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