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Markets Slip Despite Lower Unemployment

Markets Slip Despite Lower Unemployment

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks seemed to retreat Friday despite a jobs report showing the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8 percent.The Dow added just three points in afternoon trading Friday, closing at 13,578. The blue chips had posted adva…

Envy Outweighs Greed in New Investment Study

Envy Outweighs Greed in New Investment Study

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — “It is not enough that I succeed,” the late Gore Vidal once noted. “Others must fail.”Vidal, who also famously admitted that “a little something” in him dies whenever a friend…

Stocks Inch Higher on Jobs Report

Stocks Inch Higher on Jobs Report

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets were up Thursday on better-than-expected reports on jobless claims and retail sales. The Dow closed up 81 points at 13,575. The Nasdaq gained 14 points, climbing to 3,149. The S&P added 10 points and …

Employment Reports Keep Stocks Afloat

Employment Reports Keep Stocks Afloat

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A better-than-expected report on private sector hiring and news that the service sector’s growing faster kept stocks in positive territory Wednesday.  Gains were modest, though. The Dow closed up 12 points, clos…

Stocks Hit by More Eurozone Troubles

Stocks Hit by More Eurozone Troubles

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. markets, again, have been struck by more worries from Europe.  Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday that the country’s request for bailout funds from the European Central Bank was not imminent.The Dow…

Markets Beginning Fourth Quarter with Gains

Markets Beginning Fourth Quarter with Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks jumped out of the gate Monday as growth in manufacturing suggested the economy may be picking up, or at least, it may not be getting any worse. U.S. manufacturing grew for the first time in four months, buoyed by a…

Stocks Finish with a Slump

Stocks Finish with a Slump

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks on Friday called it a week, a month and a quarter in the minus columns. The Dow closed down 49 points, to close at 13,437. The Nasdaq lost 20 points, closing at 3,116. The S&P gave up six points and closed…

Stocks Gain Some Ground

Stocks Gain Some Ground

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks gained some ground Thursday, despite a mixed read on the economy.The Dow closed up 72.46 points at 13,485.97. The Nasdaq added 42.90 points to close at 3,136.60. The S&P earned 13.83 points, closing at 1,447.15…

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…

Apple Stock Closes Above $700

Apple Stock Closes Above $700

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Not that long ago $400 was considered by some to be too high a price to pay for Apple stock, but now that seems like a bargain as the stock closed on Tuesday above $700 for the first time — $701.91 to be exact. The …

iPhone 5 Soaring Pre-Sales Lift Apple Stock

iPhone 5 Soaring Pre-Sales Lift Apple Stock

Apple(NEW YORK) — Just how high can Apple go? Thanks to even bigger than expected pre-sales for the iPhone 5, Apple’s share price briefly rose to over $700 before closing at $699.78 on the Nasdaq market.
The bounce came after the company announc…

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 …

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