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U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Signs Of Easing Ukraine Tensions

New York (AFP) — U.S. stocks Monday followed European and Asian equity markets higher amid perceptions of easing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 35.16 points (0.21 percent) to 16,589.09. The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 6.45 (0.33 percent) to 1,938.04, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index added […]

August 11, 2014

U.S. Stocks Rise As ADP Report Shows Job Pickup In March

New York (AFP) – U.S. stocks Wednesday rose in early trade after a report showed a pickup in job creation in the private sector in March. About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19.94 (0.12 percent) to 16,552.55. The broad-based S&P 500 tacked on 2.21 (0.12 percent) to 1,887.73, while the […]

April 2, 2014

U.S. Stocks Drop Ahead Of Fed Policy Decision

New York (AFP) – U.S. stocks Wednesday moved lower in early trade ahead of a widely watched policy decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on continuing to trim stimulus. An hour into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 137.75 points (0.86 percent) to 15,790.81. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 13.48 (0.75 percent) to 1,779.02, […]

January 29, 2014

U.S. Stocks Rebound Slightly After Friday’s Rout

New York (AFP) – U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trade Monday following Friday’s two percent rout, with traders shrugging off sharp falls in Asian markets and moderate selling in Europe. About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 30.93 points (0.19 percent) at 15,910.04. The broad-based S&P 500 added […]

January 27, 2014

U.S. Stocks Move Higher On Solid Earnings

New York (AFP) – U.S. stocks Tuesday moved higher amid mostly positive corporate earnings reports as markets resumed trade following Monday’s Martin Luther King holiday. About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 11.84 (0.07 percent) to 16,470.40. The broad-based S&P 500 rose 7.96 (0.43 percent) to 1,846.66, while the tech-rich Nasdaq […]

January 21, 2014

U.S. Stocks To Dip In Early Trade

New York (AFP) – U.S. stocks fell modestly in early trade Monday as Wall Street entered the second full week of trade in the new year in restrained mode after an exuberant 2013 rally. After a half hour of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 6.68 points (0.04 percent) at 16,430.37. The broad-market […]

January 13, 2014