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Stocks Soar on Jobs and Cisco

U.S. stocks Thursday clocked their fourth day of massive moves, this time rising, after a drop in jobless claims and earnings from Cisco Systems Inc. swung investor sentiment higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 423.37 points, or 3.95%, to 11,143.31. The S&P 500 ended up 51.88 points, or 4.63%, ...

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Stocks Climb at Open after Claims Drop

U.S. stocks leapt at Thursday's start after a surprising fall in jobless claims curbed worries about the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 72.28 points to 10,792.22. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 8.45 points to 1,129.21. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 21.79 points to 2,402.84. Applications for unemployment ...

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Dow Closed Down More Than 500 Points

U.S. stocks shuddered again Wednesday as concerns about France's credit outlook added to a lengthening list of reasons investors used to sell stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 519.83 points, or 4.62%, to 10,719.94. The S&P 500 fell 51.77 points, or 4.42%, to 1,120.76. The Nasdaq Composite fell 101.47 ...

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Stocks Opened Sharply Lower

U.S. stocks started sharply lower Wednesday as worries about the global economy weighed heavily after the prior day's rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 291.12 points to 10,919.74. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index declined 28.52 points to 1,144.01. The Nasdaq Composite Index lapsed 59.94 points to 2,422.58. Goldman ...

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Stocks Soar Back as Treasury Yields Drop

U.S. stocks on Tuesday surged the most in two years after its worst day since 2008, as a divided Federal Open Market Committee said benchmark rates would stay near zero through mid-2013. After relinquishing 634.76 points, or 5.6%, in Monday’s battering, the Dow industrials rallied back, gaining 429.92 points, or ...

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Stocks Opened Higher after Sell Off

Stocks rose at the open on Tuesday in a rebound from the previous session as investors aim to win back ground surrendered in the market's recent turbulent downswing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 79.77 points to 10,889.62. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 9.36 points to 1,128.82. ...

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Stocks Hit Hard Since 2008 Crisis

U.S. stocks suffered their worst day Thursday since the financial crisis in the fall of 2008.The Dow average fell 512.76 points, or 4.31%, to 11,383.68. The S&P 500 lost 60.27, or 4.78%, to 1,200.07. The Nasdaq Composite lost 136.68 points, or 5.08%, to 2,556.39. Kraft Foods Inc. said Thursday it plans ...

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Stocks End Higher, Break Losing Streak

U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, clawing back from deep session lows and ending an eight-day losing streak of Dow.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 29.82 points, or 0.25%, to 11,896.44. The S&P 500 rose 6.29 points, or 0.50%, to 1,260.34. The Nasdaq Composite rose 23.83 points, or 0.89%, to ...

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Stocks Wobbled after Losing Streak

U.S. stocks erased mild opening gains on Wednesday as investors drew only limited cheer from a better-than-anticipated report on the labor front. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 39.55 points to 11,827.07. The Standard & Poor's Index was off 3.85 points at 1,250.20. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down ...

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Stocks Ended with Slight Loss

U.S. stocks lurched their way to a slight closing loss Monday on renewed angst about Washington's ability to reach a deal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling and following disappointing news from the manufacturing sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 10.75 points, or 0.09%, to 12,132.49, down for ...

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