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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…

Dow Closes Above 13,000

Dow Closes Above 13,000

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Dow ended the week with a bang. The index climbed higher Friday, closing above 13,000 for the first time since May 7.The Dow added 187.73 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P gained 64.84 points and 25.95, respectivel…

Stocks Rally to Finish Higher

Stocks Rally to Finish Higher

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks rallied Thursday on eased concerns for the euro zone, erasing losses for the week.  The central bank in Europe has expressed willingness to help support the region’s troubled economies and save …

Stocks Mixed at Close; Dow Bounces Back

Stocks Mixed at Close; Dow Bounces Back

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A couple of strong earnings reports paired with a sharp drop in new home sales led to a mixed market Wednesday.   The Dow rose for the first time in four days, closing up 58.7 points at 12,676 after the rel…

Dow Has Third Consecutive Triple-Digit Loss

Dow Has Third Consecutive Triple-Digit Loss

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Weak corporate earnings led to another day of losses for stocks on Tuesday.  The Dow tumbled, losing more than 100 points for a third straight session.   The Dow closed down 104.14 points at 12,617.32….

Global Stocks Drag on Concerns Over Spain

Global Stocks Drag on Concerns Over Spain

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Growing fears that Spain will need to be bailed out hit markets hard Monday, sending global stocks sharply lower and the euro down to a fresh two-year low against the dollar. The Dow lost 101 points Monday to close at 12,…

Global Stocks Drag on Concerns Over Spain

Global Stocks Drag on Concerns Over Spain

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Growing fears that Spain will need to be bailed out hit markets hard Monday, sending global stocks sharply lower and the euro down to a fresh two-year low against the dollar. The Dow lost 101 points Monday to close at 12,…

Fiscal Pressures in Spain Trouble US Markets

Fiscal Pressures in Spain Trouble US Markets

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets developed a new case of worries about Europe, particularly Spain, and stocks sank after three previously strong sessions. The Dow ended the week down 121 points, falling to 12,823. The Nasdaq…

Earnings Push Stocks Higher; Microsoft Reports First Quarterly Loss

Earnings Push Stocks Higher; Microsoft Reports First Quarterly Loss

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Strong earnings reports from IBM and others helped tech shares lead the markets Thursday to a third straight winning session. The Dow closed up 34.66 points to close at 12,943 Thursday, while the Nasdaq added 23 poin…

Corporate Earnings Help Erase July Losses on Wall Street

Corporate Earnings Help Erase July Losses on Wall Street

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wednesday marked another positive day on Wall Street.  Investors were encouraged by another day of strong corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial average closed up 103 points at 12,908. Technology stocks he…

Wall Street Bounces Back Amid Fed’s Uncertainty

Wall Street Bounces Back Amid Fed’s Uncertainty

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After a few rough days, strong earnings helped to turn things around on Wall Street Tuesday. The Dow rose 0.6 percent to close up 78 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P gained 13 points and 10 points, respectively…

Averages Lower on Poor Consumer Spending Reports

Averages Lower on Poor Consumer Spending Reports

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Sobering economic reports triggered another gloomy day on Wall Street.Americans cautious from the weak job market cut their spending at retailers for a third straight month. Retail sales fell five-tenths of a percent in J…

Dow Rallies: Financial Stocks Close Higher, Led by JPMorgan Earnings

Dow Rallies: Financial Stocks Close Higher, Led by JPMorgan Earnings

John Foxx | Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Friday proved to be a good day for stocks across the board, after six straight losing sessions.The Dow finished the day up almost 204 points, and the Nasdaq and S&P indeces picked up 42 points and 22 points, resp…

Markets Close Down Again, Causing New Worries for the Fed

Markets Close Down Again, Causing New Worries for the Fed

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Dow lost 49 points Wednesday to close at 12,604. The Nasdaq closed off 14 points, while the S&P gave up a fraction. The Federal Reserve may need to take more action if the U.S. economy loses momentum. Officials wo…

Markets Down in Technology and Oil

Markets Down in Technology and Oil

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks were down on Tuesday, with The Dow dropping 83 points, the Nasdaq losing 29 and the S&P giving up 11. The tech and oil sectors were the biggest losers on the day.A slowdown in China and Europe led to an 11 perc…

Stocks Reflect Investor Anxiety as Earnings Season Begins

Stocks Reflect Investor Anxiety as Earnings Season Begins

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Investors were not optimistic at the start of corporate earnings season. On Monday the stock market was down for a third straight session with more signs of instability coming out of Europe.The Dow lost 36 points Monday t…

Reacting to Jobs Data, Oil and Stock Markets Close Lower

Reacting to Jobs Data, Oil and Stock Markets Close Lower

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — All three major stock indices ended the day lower.The Dow Friday closed at 12,772, down 124 points or 0.96 percent. The S&P and NASDAQ ended the day lower as well, down 13 points and 39 points, respectively.Meanwhile,…

Stocks Lose Ground Despite Positive Jobs Reports

Stocks Lose Ground Despite Positive Jobs Reports

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An encouraging weekly employment report didn’t do much to help the markets Thursday.The Dow closed down 23 points to 12,920. The Nasdaq added four points to close at 2,980. The S&P closed at 1,370 with a four point lo…

Markets Slump with Slowing Factory Activity; Gas Prices Down

Markets Slump with Slowing Factory Activity; Gas Prices Down

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  The markets were steady at the open Monday, but by the end of the session, investors grew nervous about the dragging manufacturing sector. Stocks turned negative after new data showed U.S. manufacturing shrank in Ju…

Markets Advance with Reports on European Bailouts

Markets Advance with Reports on European Bailouts

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Encouraging news out of Europe pushed the markets to their best June in more than 10 years and ended the week with gains. The Dow closed up 278 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P added 86 points and 33 points, resp…

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