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Monster Energy Drink Stock Drops After Death Reports

Monster Energy Drink Stock Drops After Death Reports

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Shares of Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST) fell over 14 percent after the Food and Drug Administration revealed it received reports that five people consumed the energy drink before their d…

Stocks Lose Big on Historic Wall Street Anniversary

Stocks Lose Big on Historic Wall Street Anniversary

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — On Friday, the 25th anniversary of the Black Monday crash of 1987, markets tanked. Poor earnings reports from three companies in the Dow Jones industrial average — Microsoft, General Electric and McDonalds — sent indexe…

Google’s Early Earnings Report Sends Nasdaq Tumbling

Google’s Early Earnings Report Sends Nasdaq Tumbling

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. stocks fell for the first day this week as jobless claims soared and shares of Google were halted Thursday. The Dow lost eight points to end the session at 13,549. The S&P dropped four points to 1,457. The N…

Stocks Close Up on Positive Housing Report

Stocks Close Up on Positive Housing Report

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A report on home construction Wednesday beat expectations and helped to move stocks up off the session’s lows. The Dow closed up five points Wedensday, while the Nasdaq and S&P added just three points and six poi…

Stocks Rally for Second Day of Gains

Stocks Rally for Second Day of Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks on Tuesday rallied for a second day on more earnings reports that exceeded expectations, as well as new confidence in home construction. The Dow closed up 1 percent — a 128-point jump — to 13,551.78. The Nas…

Retail and Earnings Reports Give Stocks a Boost

Retail and Earnings Reports Give Stocks a Boost

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After what was the worst week in more than four months, the market rebounded with a push from increased retail sales and earnings from Citigroup that surpassed expectations.On Monday, the Dow rose 95 points to close at 13…

Wall Street Report: Stocks Have a Difficult Week and Earnings Due Out Next Week

Wall Street Report: Stocks Have a Difficult Week and Earnings Due Out Next Week

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets open Monday after what was a mostly a rough week for stocks.The Dow was up two points at the Friday’s closing bell, the Nasdaq was down five and the S&P off four. Lots of earnings reports will be released …

Goldman Sachs Employees Abandon Obama Campaign Finance Ship

Goldman Sachs Employees Abandon Obama Campaign Finance Ship

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Image(NEW YORK) — Goldman Sachs employees may not be so happy with President Obama and his tough rhetoric about Wall Street, at least according to the latest campaign finance figures. Goldman Sachs was the U.S. compan…

Wall Street Report: Stocks Close Mostly Lower

Wall Street Report: Stocks Close Mostly Lower

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The day on Wall Street saw the Dow down 19 points, the Nasdaq finishing down three points, and the S&P up just a fraction.The number of Americans who filed first time unemployment claims hit a four-year low last week….

Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Spain’s Sovereign Credit

Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Spain’s Sovereign Credit

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) – Standard and Poor’s downgraded its rating on Spain’s debt Wednesday. In a statement, S&P cited rising unemployment, spending constraints, social discontent among regional and nati…

Bad Day for the Markets, Despite Good News from the Fed

Bad Day for the Markets, Despite Good News from the Fed

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets on Wednesday suffered their worst day in months, despite an encouraging report from the Fed. The Dow dropped 129 points, the Nasdaq lost 13 and the S&P gave up nine.  Meanwhile, the Fed offered a…

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…

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…

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