Topic: Dow Jones Industrial Average

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  • Stocks plummet. Dow drops below 15,000.

    Stocks fell sharply Wednesday and the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 14,960, the first close below 15,000 since May 6. Stocks started lower and declined steadily throughout the day.

  • Stocks slip as Federal Reserve keeps Wall Street guessing

    Stocks fell Tuesday as comments from a Federal Reserve official implied the Fed could start easing off its support for the economy soon. It was the latest volatile turn in stocks as investors try to figure out when the Fed will make a move.

  • Stocks respond well to bad economic news

    Stocks rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve will continue to stimulate the economy and support a rally in stocks. Weak economic reports helped convince investors that the Fed will hold off from slowing down its $85 billion bond-buying program.

  • Stocks mixed in slow start to week

    Stocks fluctuated between small gains and losses on Wall Street for most of Monday. Small-company stocks are doing well because they are less exposed to recession-plagued Europe than the large international stocks that make up the Dow and the S&P 500 index.

  • Stocks gain on good economic news

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street for a fourth straight week Friday. Consumer confidence and other economic indicators rose, giving stocks a boost.

  • Stocks fade in late trading

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Thursday on signs of a slowing economy mixed with indications the Federal Reserve would end its bond-buying program this year. Wal-Mart stocks sank after warning of weaker earnings ahead. 

  • Stocks rise despite manufacturing slowdown

    Stocks nudged to all-time highs on Wall Street Wednesday despite disappointing economic reports. News of a manufacturing slowdown weighed on stocks early on, but the stock market recovered by midday.

  • Stocks pause rally on economic skepticism

    Stocks paused on Wall Street Monday as investors assessed whether stock valuations were overstating the recent improvement in the economy. Stocks have surged this year, boosted by an improving economy, Federal Reserve stimulus and record corporate earnings.

  • The New Economy IRS apologizes for targeting tea party: this week in the economy

    The IRS is under fire for the extra scrutiny its workers gave to 'Tea Party' and 'Patriot' groups' applications for tax-exempt status. Plus, the Dow hit a milestone, jobless claims continued to drop, and other news from around the US economy this week. 

  • Stocks climb for third straight week

    Stocks rose Friday to close three straight weeks of gains on Wall Street. A sharp increase in small-company stocks is also a sign that investors are more willing to take on risk.

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