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Stocks Opened Higher on Inflation Data

U.S. stocks began higher on Friday after a report showed the cost of living held flat in November, bolstering the Federal Reserve's take that inflation is not an issue now for the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 50.48 points to 11,919.29. The S&P 500 added 8.77 ...

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Stocks Ended Higher after Manufacturing, Jobs News

U.S. stocks ended modestly higher on Thursday, halting a three-day slide, after reports on jobless claims and manufacturing pointed to strength in the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 45.33 points, or 0.38%, to 11,868.81. The S&P 500 rose 3.93 points, or 0.32%, to 1,215.75. The Nasdaq Composite ...

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Stocks Opened Higher Amid Stronger Data

U.S. stocks started higher on Thursday, rebounding from the prior session's decline, as stronger labor market and manufacturing data lifted sentiment, while higher quarterly profit from FedEx also boosted sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately was up 121.54 points, or 1.03%, to 11,945.02. The S&P 500 gained 12.15 points, ...

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Stocks Ended Down for Third Day

U.S. stocks closed lower for a third straight session on Wednesday, as a jump in Italian borrowing costs and a tumble in the euro below $1.30 underlined the precarious prospects for the euro zone. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 131.46 points, or 1.10%, to 11,823.48. The S&P 500 lost ...

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Stocks Opened Lower on Lingering Euro Worries

U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, worried by record high borrowing costs for Italy and  the Federal Reserve said it would not be taking action to counter Europe's debt crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 46.77 points to 11,908.17. The S&P 500 Index declined 7.61 points to 1,218.12. ...

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Stocks Tumble after Fed Announcement

U.S. stocks closed lower for a second day Tuesday after the Federal Reserve left rates unchanged and declined to signal another round of quantitative easing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 66.45 points, or 0.55%, to 11,954.94. The S&P 500 fell 10.74 points, or 0.87%, to 1,225.73. The Nasdaq Composite ...

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Stocks Opened Up on Lifted Sentiment

U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with sentiment lifted after a successful government debt auction in Spain and upbeat economic data from Germany. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 103.31 points to 12,124.70. The S&P 500 Index advanced 11.05 points to 1,247.52. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 23.90 points to ...

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Stocks Tumble on Europe Concern, Intel

U.S. stocks closed broadly lower Monday as doubts about a recent Europe accord and a lowered outlook by Intel Corp. spurred a broad retreat after two weeks of gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 162.87 points, or 1.34%, to 12,021.39. The S&P 500 dropped 18.72 points, or 1.49%, to ...

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Stocks Fall as Mood Darkens

U.S. stocks move sharply lower on  Monday after Moody’s Investors Service said  it planed to review the credit ratings of countries in the euro zone. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 229.47 points to 11,954.79. The S&P 500 Indexshed 26.05 points to 1,229.14. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 49.44 points to 2,597.41. Enthusiasm for ...

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Stocks Higher on Europe, Improved Sentiment

U.S. stocks finished higher Friday, with all three benchmark indexes scoring gains for the week  as European leaders agreed to closer fiscal ties and U.S. consumer confidence hit a six-month high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 186.56 points, or 1.55%, to end at 12,184.26, up 1.4% for the week. ...

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