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Stocks Opened Higher After Jobs Data

Stocks opened higher on Thursday after stronger-than-expected employment reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately gained 60.32 points, or 0.48%, to 12,686.34. The S&P 500 rose 10.17 points, up 0.76%, to 1,349.39. The Nasdaq Composite added 21.72 points, or 0.77%, to 2,855.74. U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in June and ...

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Stocks Bounce Back Despite Weak Services Sector

U.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday as investorslooked beyond a weak reading on the U.S. services sector and overseas debt issues and interest-rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 56.15 points, or 0.45%, at 12,626.02. The S&P 500 Index increased by 1.34 points, or 0.10%, to close at 1,339.22, ...

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Stocks Mixed after China Hiked Rates

U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading on Wednesday, after China said it will raise interest rates by a quarter-point and Moody Investor Services' downgrade of Portugal's debt late Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 8.70 points to 12,578.57. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 2.77 points ...

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Stocks Finished Quiet Day Flat

Stocks finished little changed in choppy, low-volume trading Tuesday after the latest economic data offered some mildly encouraging news on United States factory orders, as investors largely shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Portugal's rating into junk territory. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.90 points, or 0.10 percent, to close ...

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Stocks Mixed at Open Ahead of Factory Data

U.S. stocks opened mostly lower Tuesday after last week's rally and ahead of a report on factory orders. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 6.77 points to 12,576.00. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 2.10 points to 1,337.57. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 1.03 points to 2,817.06. Greece ...

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Stocks Surged on Manufacturing Data

U.S. stocks surged Friday after an upbeat measure of U.S. manufacturing propelled Wall Street to what looks like its best week this year.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 168.43 points, or 1.36%, to 12,582.77, up 5.4% for the week. Up 5.6% from last Friday's close, the Standard & Poor's ...

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Stocks Turned Higher Ahead of Data

U.S. stocks opened slightly lower and turned higher on Friday just ahead of an index on national manufacturing activity. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 13.01 points to 12,427.35. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 0.44 point to 1,321.08. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 4.39 points ...

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Stocks Extend Rally to Fourth Day

U.S. stocks on Thursday Extended rally for a fourth day , lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its fourth consecutive quarterly gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 152.92 points, or 1.25%, to 12,414.34. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 13.23 points, or 1.01%, to 1,320.64, down 0.4% ...

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Stocks Opened Higher For Fourth Day

U.S. stocks opened modestly higher on Thursday as portfolio positioning moves on the final day of the second quarter trumped economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately rose 99.86 points to 12,361.28. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 7.92 points to 1,315.33. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 20.53 points ...

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Stocks Ended Higher for Third Day

U.S. stocks on Wednesday extended their winning run to a third straight day as the Greek parliament approved austerity measures to avoid defaulting on its debt. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 72.73 points, or 0.60%, to 12,261.42. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 10.74 points, or 0.83%, to ...

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