Topic: Dow Jones Industrial Average

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  • Stocks down on weak economic reports

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday on weak reports on hiring and service industries. Losses were widespread among stocks with the steepest decline in banks and energy.

  • Stocks rise on strong auto sales, factory orders

    Stocks rose Tuesday after reports on auto sales and factory orders provided the latest evidence that the US economy is strengthening. Health insurer stocks rose after the government released revised reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage plans.

  • Stock market's record bull run shows few signs of slowing down

    Stock market averages are hitting record highs routinely, and there are few red flags to indicate they are about to peak. Instead, historical data suggest a continued upward trend.

  • Stocks slide with slowdown in manufacturing growth

    Stocks opened April on a weak note, ending slightly lower after an industry group reported that US manufacturing growth cooled in March. Industrial stocks fell the most in the S&P 500.

  • Stocks up again; Dow on 10-day streak

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Thursday, and the Dow Jones industrial average rose for the tenth day in a row. Reassurances from Federal Reserve officials that they plan to keep interests rates at historically low levels have also helped push stocks higher

  • Stocks up; Dow on longest streak since '96

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Wednesday with the Dow Jones industrial average notched its ninth gain in a row, giving the index its longest winning streak in more than sixteen years. Demand for stocks has been propelled this year by optimism that the housing market is recovering and that companies have started to hire.

  • Stocks rise; Dow logs longest winning streak in 2 years

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow barely extending its winning streak to eight days. Stocks have surged this year as investors became encouraged by a recovery in the housing market and a pickup in hiring.

  • Stocks inch higher; Dow on seven-day streak

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Monday with the Dow Jones industrial average rising for the seventh day running. The stock market's fast start has prompted some analysts to worry that the rally could quickly fizzle out. 

  • Stocks rise on burst of hiring

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Friday on news that US employers added 236,000 jobs last month. Stocks have also been boosted by continuing economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

  • February unemployment report: What kind of jobs is the economy creating?

    The US economy added 236,000 jobs last month, with construction and health care being two big contributors. However, 12 million Americans are still officially counted as unemployed.