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Stocks Extend Gains on Apple Profits

U.S. stocks rallied for a second day on Wednesday, getting a lift from Apple Inc. and after Fed chief Bernanke said interest-rate policy is in the right place. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended up 89.16 points, or 0.69%, to 13,090.72. The S&P 500 added 18.72 points, or 1.36%, to ...

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Stocks Opened Higher on Apple

U.S. stocks opened sharply higher Wednesday as Apple Inc.'s blow-out quarter lifted the Nasdaq above the 3,000 level. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 92.87 points, or 0.71%, to 13,094.43. The S&P 500 advanced 17.18 points, or 1.25%, to 1,389.15. The Nasdaq Composite surged 67.35 points, or 2.27%, to 3,028.95. Demand ...

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Stocks Ended Mostly Up

U.S. stocks mainly rose Tuesday as investors embraced corporate results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 74.39 points, or 0.58%, to 13,001.56. The S&P 500 rose 5.03 points, or 0.37%, to 1,371.97. The Nasdaq Composite declined 8.85 points, or 0.30%, to 2,961.60. Apple Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue that handily ...

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Stocks Struggled to Edge Higher

U.S. stocks struggled to edge higher in early trading on Tuesday as US home prices dropped for sixth straight months. The Dow Jones Industrial lately rose 70.27 points, or 0.54%, to 12,997.44. The S&P 500 rose 3.80 points to 1,370.74. The Nasdaq Composite fell 1.53 points to 2,968.92. Home prices dropped ...

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Stocks Slide on Europe Fears

U.S. stocks closed broadly lower on Monday, weighed by uncertainty over Europe's ability to make progress on debt issues after weekend political events in France and the Netherlands. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 102.09 points, or 0.78%, to 12,927.17. The S&P 500 lost 11.59 points, or 0.84%, at 1,366.94. ...

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Stocks Started Lower on Europe Concerns

U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday over growing fears about the euro zone's commitment to tackling its debt crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 144.40 points, or 1.11%, to 12,884.86. The S&P 500 declined 15.33 points, or 1.11%, to 1,363.20. The Nasdaq Composite tumbled 38.09 points, or 1.27%, ...

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Stocks Mostly Up for the Week on Earnings

U.S. stocks mostly rose on Friday, with two of the major indexes tallying weekly gains, as better-than-expected corporate results overrode global concerns.  Halting a two-week losing run, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 65.16 points, or 0.50%, to 13,029.26, leaving it 1.4% ahead from the week-ago close. The S&P 500 ...

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Stocks Opened Higher on Positive Earnings

U.S. stocks began Friday with strong gains on better-than-expected quarterly results from corporations including General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) and McDonald's Corp.'s (NYSE:MCD). The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately added 83.93 points, or 0.65%, to 13,048.03. The S&P 500 rose 6.76 points, or 0.49%, to 1,383.68. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 18.43 ...

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Stocks Fall as Data Deflect Earnings

U.S. stocks declined for a second day on Thursday, pushing the Nasdaq Composite Index into the loss column for the week, as disappointing economic data and unease over Europe offset positive corporate results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average  shed 68.65 points, or 0.5%, to 12,964.10. The S&P 500 fell 8.22 ...

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Stocks Struggled In Early Trading After Labor Data

U.S. stocks struggled in early trading on Thursday, after jobless claims data disappointed for a second week.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 23.31 points, or 0.18%, to 13,056.06. The S&P 500 Index was up 2.72 points to 1,387.86. The Nasdaq Composite gained 14.54 points to 3,045.99. The number of ...

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