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Stocks Fell Sharply After Jobs Report

Stocks fell sharply in the early trading on Thursday after the government reported an unexpectedly sharp jump in unemployment claims. The Dow Jones industrial average lately dropped 178.46 points, or 1.47 percent, to 11,931.21. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index lost 19.86 points, or 1.54 percent, to 1,267.28. The Nasdaq ...

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Stocks Ended Down after Fed Comments

U.S. stocks ended with solid losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its economic forecast and Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that the pace of the economic recovery is slower than expected, but offered no hint about plans for new stimulus measures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the session ...

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Stocks Opened Lower Ahead of Fed Rate Decision

Stocks opened lower on Wednesday as investors were cautious about the direction the Federal Reserve would take to deal with renewed weakness in the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average lately was down 17.75 points, or 0.15 percent, at 12,172.26. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index dipped 0.30 point, or ...

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Stocks Extend Rally on Confidence over Greece

U.S. stocks finished higher and posted gains for the fourth day on Tuesday on growing confidence that Greeceā€™s government will avoid a sovereign-debt default. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 109.63 points, or 0.91%, to 12,190.01. The S&P 500 gained 17.16 points, or 1.34%, to 1,295.52. The Nasdaq Composite gained ...

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Stocks Gain with Improved Outlook for Greece

U.S. stocks started with mild gains on Tuesday, supported by expectations that Europe was moving closer to a near-term resolution of Greece's debt problems. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 32.89 points, or 0.27%, to 12,113.27. The S&P 500 added 5.78 points, or 0.45%, to 1,284.14. The Nasdaq Composite ...

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Stocks Posted Third Straight Day of Gains

U.S. stocks logged gains by the close of trading Monday following signs that the European financial crisis may be contained. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 76.02 points, or 0.63%, at 12,080.38. The S&P 500 Index gained 6.86 points, or 0.54%, to close at 1,278.36. The Nasdaq Composite Index ...

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Stocks Struggled to Turn Higher on Greece Concerns

U.S. stocks struggled to turn higher in early trading on Monday, as a delay in emergency loans to Greece raising the risk of a potential bond default. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was lately up 15.82 points at 12,020.18. The S&P 500 was up 1.15 points at 1,272.65. The Nasdaq ...

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Stocks Break Six Week Loss Streak

U.S. stocks ended moderately higher Friday as hopes for a solution to Greece's debt problems are helping stocks eke out their first week of gains since April. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a six-week losing streak, ending the five sessions slightly higher. For Friday, the Dow ...

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Stocks Rise on Greece Hope

Stocks rose early Friday on optimism surrounding the Greek debt crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 79.40 points, or 0.66%, to 2,040.92. The S&P 500 gained 9.73 points, or 0.77% to 1,277.37. The Nasdaq Composite added 14.89 points, or 0.57%, to 2,638.59. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President ...

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Stocks Closed Mixed with Dow Higher

U.S. stocks closed an up-and-down session with two of the three major indexes higher on Thursday, following better-than-expected reports on home building and jobs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 64.25 points, or 0.54%, to 11,961.52. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 2.22 points, or 0.18%, to 1,267.64. The ...

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