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U.S. stocks rise for 4th straight day

US stocks Tuesday closed solidly higher for the fourth straight day as investors ignored the the International Monetary Fund’s lowered growth forecasts for the US and global economies. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 75.65 (0.50 percent) to 15,300.34. The broad-based S&P 500 added 11.85 (0.72…

Dow hits new record as home prices rise

The Dow closed at a new all-time high Tuesday after strong gains in US home prices and consumer confidence boosted stocks. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 108.05 (0.71 percent) to 15,411.15, a new all-time high. The S&P 500 put on 10.58 (0.64 percent) to…

Dow hits 15000 as percentage of Americans owning stocks hits a low

The Dow Jones industrial average punched through another milestone Tuesday: its first close above 15,000.(Richard Drew/AP) Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed for the…  …

Dow rockets past 15,000 for first time after lastest jobs report

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 15,000 for the first time Friday following a solid US jobs report. At 1429 GMT, the Dow reached 15,000.54, up 173.96, or 1.17 percent. The rise followed a US Labor Department report that showed the US economy added 165,000 jobs in April, well…

Stocks climb as unemployment hits lowest level since mid-March

US stocks Thursday finished a volatile trading session higher following improved jobless claims data and a mixed bag of corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 24.50 (0.17 percent) to 14,700.80. After touching close to break-even, the index rallied in the final minutes for a gain. The broad-based S&P…

Stocks surge to new record highs after jobs report

US stocks pushed to new record levels after a government report pointed to lower-than-expected jobless claims. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 61.29 (0.41 percent) to 14,863.53, while the broad-based S&P 500 rose 5.47 (0.34 percent) to 1,593.20. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 recorded…

Dow continues upward surge as good economic data rolls in

Growing investor enthusiasm for equities in the wake of this week’s records pushed US markets higher again Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to an all-time peak for the third day in a row, adding 33.25 points (0.23 percent) at 14,329.49. The broad-based S&P 500 also moved higher, gaining…

Dow Jones reaches highest point since Great Depression

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones Industrial Average powered to an all-time record high Tuesday exactly four years after hitting bottom in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. After more than doubling its value in a steady march upward since March 2009, the Dow assaulted the record from…

U.S. stocks surge helped by economic data

NEW YORK — US stocks jumped Thursday as traders grew bullish on fresh economic indicators in the United States, Asia and Europe. Gains on all three key indices topped 1.3 percent, with big rises among the Dow blue chips led by a 4.6 percent spike higher by Caterpillar and a…

U.S. stocks fall for fifth straight session

NEW YORK — US stocks sank Tuesday for the fifth straight drop as worries about upcoming earnings, slower growth and the possibility of a Spain-driven return to crisis in Europe, kept a cloud over trade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 213.66 points (1.65 percent) to 12,715.93. The broader…

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