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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 …

Facebook Stock Reaches New Low

Facebook Stock Reaches New Low

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Shares of Facebook reached a new low on Friday after another investment firm cut the social media company’s target price and news that the co-founder is selling his shares.BMO Capital Markets cu…

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…

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. …

Apple (AAPL) Becomes History’s Most Valuable Company

Apple (AAPL) Becomes History’s Most Valuable Company

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) set a new record as the most valuable company in stock-market history, after its stock hit a new intra-day high today.  Its stock passed the $664 mark on Monday, up over 2.4 per…

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…

Facebook Stock Resumes Slide as Lockup Expires

Facebook Stock Resumes Slide as Lockup Expires

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The beaten-down shares of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) slid further Thursday morning, the first day the social network’s “lockup” expired for early investors, allowing them to sell their stakes.Expectations were s…

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…

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