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Markets Close with Modest Gains

Markets Close with Modest Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets called it a day with only the smallest of gains on what is traditionally a slow week for trading on Wall Street. Posting its first advancement in three days, the Dow added five points Wednesday, closing …

Markets Close with Modest Gains

Markets Close with Modest Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets called it a day with only the smallest of gains on what is traditionally a slow week for trading on Wall Street. Posting its first advancement in three days, the Dow added five points Wednesday, closing …

Markets Close with Modest Gains

Markets Close with Modest Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets called it a day with only the smallest of gains on what is traditionally a slow week for trading on Wall Street. Posting its first advancement in three days, the Dow added five points Wednesday, closing …

Stocks Close the Week Higher

Stocks Close the Week Higher

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It was a roller coaster of a ride for stocks Friday. The markets opened lower, but turned around thanks to a letter from the head of the Fed. The Dow Friday closed up 101 points at 13,157.97. The Nasdaq gained 16 poi…

Stocks Close the Week Higher

Stocks Close the Week Higher

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It was a roller coaster of a ride for stocks Friday. The markets opened lower, but turned around thanks to a letter from the head of the Fed. The Dow Friday closed up 101 points at 13,157.97. The Nasdaq gained 16 poi…

Dow Closes Lower; Best Buy Sales Hurt Stock

Dow Closes Lower; Best Buy Sales Hurt Stock

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks finished the day lower after posting early gains Tuesday.  The markets fell off for the second day in a row with the Dow seeing its largest decline in nearly three weeks, the Wall Street Journal reports. …

Dow and Apple Up, Facebook Hits Another New Low

Dow and Apple Up, Facebook Hits Another New Low

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Friday turned out to be another rough day for some internet stocks. Facebook shares fell to a new low at half its original market value, while the social deals company Groupon closed down Friday more than three-quarters o…

Facebook Stocks Tumble, But US Indexes Close Higher

Facebook Stocks Tumble, But US Indexes Close Higher

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thursday was a winning day for Wall Street, despite some mixed economic reports.  While Facebook’s stock was down, U.S. markets ended the day higher.Facebook’s stock hit a new low Thursday as the…

Gold-Medal Olympic Gymnasts Ring Closing Bell; Stocks Helped by Consumer Spending

Gold-Medal Olympic Gymnasts Ring Closing Bell; Stocks Helped by Consumer Spending

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tuesday’s session was largely positive for U.S. markets, with advancements for companies dependent on disposable spending by consumers helping stocks to trade higher.Gabby Douglas and her teammates on the Olympic …

US Stocks Fall on Disappointing Global Economic Reports

US Stocks Fall on Disappointing Global Economic Reports

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks fell Monday with a report from Japan showing slower than expected economic growth. China also flattened investor hopes after it failed to roll out new stimulus measures over the weekend.The Dow lost 39 points on Mo…

Late Rally Pushes US Stocks Higher

Late Rally Pushes US Stocks Higher

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite sluggish early session activity, stocks rallied Friday, marking the fifth week of gains for the Dow and S&P.  The Nasdaq logged its fourth weekly increase. The Dow closed up 43 points, closing the we…

Stocks Close Mostly Flat

Stocks Close Mostly Flat

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets were sluggish Thursday with the key averages alternating between small gains and losses for the session.While the Nasdaq managed to gain seven points and close at 3,018.64, and the S&P added just a fractio…

Stocks Mixed at Close; US Consumers More Budget Conscious

Stocks Mixed at Close; US Consumers More Budget Conscious

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks traded in a narrow range, teetering between gains and losses for most of the day. Wednesday the Dow and the S&P finally settled slightly higher, while the Nasdaq slipped. The Dow edged up seven points and …

Stocks Push Higher; S&P Closes Above 1,400

Stocks Push Higher; S&P Closes Above 1,400

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The S&P climbed higher Tuesday, closing above 1,400.  An official at the Federal Reserve of Boston called for the Fed to step up its efforts at boosting the economy, driving stocks up for the third straight sessi…

Dow Kicks Off Week in Positive Territory

Dow Kicks Off Week in Positive Territory

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Monday was fairly quiet on Wall Street despite some financial unrest last week in Europe and some disappointing economic reports here at home.Investors were in a moderately good mood after Friday’s better than expected jo…

Stocks Rally Despite Report Showing Higher Unemployment Rate

Stocks Rally Despite Report Showing Higher Unemployment Rate

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The latest jobs report, which showed the unemployment rate ticked up from 8.2 to 8.3 percent last month, couldn’t keep the markets down Friday. U.S. stocks rallied before calling it a week. The Dow Jones Industrial A…

Stocks Finish Day Lower, European Central Bank Disappoints

Stocks Finish Day Lower, European Central Bank Disappoints

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New worries about the shaky financial situation in Europe forced U.S. markets down Thursday.  Investors may have been disappointed with the European Central Bank’s (ECB) obscurity in addressing the region’s debt…

Stocks Close Lower as Fed Delays Action on Economy

Stocks Close Lower as Fed Delays Action on Economy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Federal Reserve’s decision not to take immediate action to stimulate the economy helped drive stocks lower Wednesday.The Dow closed at 12,976, a loss of 33 points. The Nasdaq lost 19 points, falling to 2,920, whi…

Stocks Close Day Down; Indexes Up for the Month

Stocks Close Day Down; Indexes Up for the Month

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks closed lower Tuesday ahead of two crucial meetings this week. Still, the Dow closed the month with gains for the ninth time in 10 months. Despite posting a 1 percent increase for July, the Dow Jones Industria…

Dow Closes Slightly Lower; Nasdaq and S&P Also Down

Dow Closes Slightly Lower; Nasdaq and S&P Also Down

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets saw minor changes Monday, as investors await important domestic data set to be released later this week. And if it wasn’t for one bank’s downgrade, the Dow may have actually finished the day higher.The Dow sun…

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