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Stocks Ended Gains, Boosted By Apple

U.S. stocks closed out a low-volume session with minor gains on Monday, supported by housing data and Apple Inc.'s plans for a dividend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 6.51 points, or 0.05%, to 13,239.13. The S&P 500 added 5.58 points, or 0.40%, to 1,409.75. The Nasdaq Composite rose 23.06 ...

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Stocks Edge Up in Midday Trading

U.S. stocks shed early weakness to extend last week’s gains in midday trading on Monday , getting some support from Apple Inc.’s dividend plans and housing data.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 25.28 points to 13,257.90. The S&P 500 Index was up 7.38 points to 1,411.55. The Nasdaq ...

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Stocks Open Lower after Apple to Pay Dividend

Stocks opened mostly down on Monday, following last week's advance to near four-year highs as Apple Inc. (APPL) said it would start paying a dividend and buying back stock. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 11.88 points to 13,220.74. The S&P 500 Index was up 2.34 points to 1,406.51. ...

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Stocks Ended 2.4% Up for Week

U.S. stocks mostly fell on Friday, limiting weekly gains to 2.4% for the three major indexes after an index of consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in March. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 20.14 points, or 0.15%, to 13,232.62. The S&P 500 added 1.57 points, or 0.11%, to 1,404.17. The Nasdaq ...

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Stocks Struggled after Inflation Data

Stocks struggled to hold gains in early trading on Friday as data showed inflation remained in check as the domestic economy continues to improve. The Dow Jones industrial average lately was down 2.96 points, or 0.02 percent, at 13,249.80. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 0.54 point, or ...

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Stock Rise, S&P Tops 1400

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 finishing above 1,400, after reports offered evidence that the economy continues to improve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 58.66 points, or 0.44%, to 13,252.76. The S&P 500 Index added 8.32 points, or 0.60%, to 1,402.60, its first finish above the ...

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Stocks Erased Opening Gains

U.S. stocks erased opening gains on Thursday, as economic data indicated the economy continues to mend. The Dow Jones industrial average lately fell 11.27 points, or 0.09 percent, to 13,182.83. The S&P 500 Index gained 0.39 point, or 0.03 percent, to 1,394.67. The Nasdaq Composite added 3.12 points, or 0.10 ...

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Stocks Ended Mixed, Dow Up A Sixth Day

The Dow Jones Industrial Average extended its winning streak to a sixth-consecutive session on Wednesday, finding support from largely positive bank stress tests, but the S&P 500 Index failed to shake off weakness by the close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 16.42 points, or 0.12%, to close at 13,194.10. ...

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Stocks Opened Higher As Investors Weigh Stress Tests

U.S. stocks began modestly higher on Wednesday as Wall Street considered stress-tests results of financial institutions by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 23.12 points to 13,200.80. The S&P 500 was up 1.54 points at 1,397.49. The Nasdaq Composite rose 7.67 points to 3,047.55. Most of the ...

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Stocks Rally after Fed, J.P. Morgan

Stocks rallied on Tuesday as financials leap across the board, pushing major averages to multi-year highs, after J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. hiked its dividend and the Federal Reserve held rates at record lows. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 217.97 points, or 1.68%, to 13,177.68. The S&P 500 Index ...

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