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March 14 is celebrated by Math types in the United States as Pi Day because the first three digits of the transcendental number Pi (3.14159265359…) evoke the 3/14 designation for March 14. March 14, 2014 is also PPI day in … Continue reading
Stocks suffered their biggest losses in a month and a half, as investors were distressed by evidence of slowing economic growth in China and signs of Russian troop activity in Ukraine.
Stocks were mixed Wednesday, with the Dow down nominally and the S&P 500 up nominally; NASDAQ posted a 0.4% rise, powered by biotech and telecom stocks.
The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 drifted lower Friday and for the week, on questions of monetary policy and a spate of weaker economic news – possibly on account of the weather.
Stocks rose moderately on Friday, with the Dow adding 127 points (0.8%) and the S&P 500 (+0.5%) closing within 0.5% of its all-time high.
Fittingly, U.S. stocks ended 2013 on an up note, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average registering its best yearly gain since 1995 and the S&P 500 its best year since 1997.
Stock prices were lower across the globe on Tuesday, ending a two-day rally.
U.S. stocks were higher again on Friday as the White House and lawmakers in Congress continued to work on a debt limit extension.
Stocks zigzagged through the session on Thursday, eventually ending the day with modest losses.
After trading higher most of the day, U.S. stocks dropped sharply in the last hour of trading on Monday after tensions between the U.S. and Syria heated up.