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Global stocks were broadly higher again on Tuesday, although the gains in the U.S. were about half as strong as Monday’s.
U.S. stock prices started the new week to the upside with gains on the order of 1% for the big-cap stock market averages and gains approaching 1.5% for small-cap indexes. NASDAQ hit a 14-year high, rising 1.0% for the day, … Continue reading
U. S. stocks closed mostly mixed on Friday and up for the week, but bonds grabbed the spotlight.
U. S. stocks were higher again on Thursday despite mounting evidence of a slowing global economy.
Led by the health care and tech sectors, U.S. stocks were broadly higher on Wednesday despite a weaker than expected July retail sales report.
A late rally on Tuesday proved to be too little, too late to lift U.S. stocks for a third straight day.
In the face of some daunting geopolitical uncertainties, U.S. stocks had their best day since early March on Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 rising 1.1% and 1.2%. Prices were flat to lower at the open, but by the … Continue reading
U. S. stocks were higher for about the first hour of trading on Thursday but it was mostly downhill after that, with the major equity indexes closing down about 0.5% across the board.
U.S. GDP increased at a 4% annual rate in the second quarter of 2014, roughly one percentage point better than the consensus Wall Street forecast. In addition to the second-quarter economic rebound, the prior three quarters’ GDP estimates were revised … Continue reading
Disappointing earnings reports from Visa and Amazon helped dampen the mood on Wall Street on Friday, sending stock prices down broadly while the major averages finished mixed for the week.