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Stocks Step Off on a Weaker Note

U.S. stocks began modestly lower on Tuesday,  freighted by FedEx's results and downwardly revised outlook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 18.18 points, or 0.13%, to 13,534.92. The S&P 500 index shed 4.20 points, or 0.29%, to 1,456.99. The Nasdaq Composite declined 4.11 points, or 0.13%, to 3,174.56. FedEx Corp.(FDX) ...

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Stocks Ended Down as Oil Prices Fell

U.S. stocks ended lower Monday for the first day in five, hit by profit-taking and as falling oil prices hit energy shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 40.27 points, or 0.30%, to 13,553.10. The S&P 500 ended off 4.58 points, or 0.31%, to 1,461.19. The Nasdaq Composite sank ...

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Stocks Begin on a Cautious Note

U.S. stocks began with modest losses on Monday, after a four-session rise, in the wake of a gauge of factory activity in the New York region that showed contraction in September. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 25.11 points to 13,568.26. The S&P 500 index declined 3.73 points to ...

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Stocks Ended Higher with Second Week of Gains

U.S. stocks ended higher for the fourth-straight session on Friday, logging sharp gains for the second week, after the Federal Reserve vowed another round of stimulus. The  Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 53.51 points, or 0.40%, to 13,593.37, gaining 2.2% from last week's close. The S&P 500 added 5.78 points, ...

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UnitedHealth to Replace Kraft in Dow 30

UnitedHealth Group, the health insurance company, will replace Kraft Foods in the Dow Jones industrial average. S&P Dow Jones Indices, which manages the Dow, said Friday that the change will take effect at the start of trading Sept. 24.  UnitedHealth is the first health insurer in the blue chip index ...

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Stocks Begin Higher as Fed Rally Continues

U.S. stocks opened higher Friday, extending a rally that had the Standard & Poor's 500 hitting its highest level since 2007, in the wake of an aggressive plan by the Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 65.77 points, or 0.49%, to 13,605.63. The ...

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Stocks Surge on Fed Moves

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve opted for a third round of quantitative easing to boost the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 206.51 points, or 1.55 percent, to 13,539.86. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 23.43 points, or 1.63 percent, to 1,459.99. The Nasdaq ...

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Stocks Begin Little Changed before Fed Move

U.S. stocks edged higher in opening minutes of trading on Thursday before hearing the outcome of the Federal Open Market Committee's policy session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately was up 1.94 points at 13,335.29. The S&P 500 index was off 1.05 points at 1,435.51. The Nasdaq Composite was down ...

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Stocks Finished Higher ahead of Fed

U.S. stocks finished modestly higher on Wednesday, gaining for a second straight session, as investors remained wary ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy announcement due Thursday. The Dow industrials closed up 9.99 points, or 0.07%, at 13,333.35. The Nasdaq Composite rose 9.78 points, or 0.32%, to 3,114.31, and the S&P ...

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Stocks Opened Higher After German Court Ruling

Stocks opened higher on Wednesday after a top German court said it supported the euro zone's new 700-billion-euro bailout fund to help the region battle its debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average lately was up 47.25 points, or 0.35 percent, at 13,370.61. The Standard & Poor's 500  was up ...

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