Topic: Dow Jones Industrial Average

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  • Stocks rise after tepid jobs news

    Stocks rose Friday despite the US adding fewer jobs than forecast in July, curbing optimism that the economy is poised to pick up strength in the second half of the year. Stocks gradually recovered throughout the day and major indexes ended slightly higher. 

  • S&P stock index tops 1700 for first time

    Stock market soars to new highs in the wake of strong economic news from the US and China. Nasdaq hits highest level since September 2000. 

  • Stocks hold steady on Federal Reserve announcement

    Stocks held near record levels Wednesday after wavering in response to the latest economic assessments by the Federal Reserve. July was still the best month for stocks since January.

  • Stocks mixed as investors wait for Bernanke

    Stocks wandered between the tiniest of gains and losses before closing mixed Tuesday. The calendar said late July, but on Wall Street it seemed more like August, when many traders take off for vacation and fewer stocks trade hands. 

  • Stocks fall ahead of busy week for markets

    Stocks edged lower Monday in anticipation of a series of big economic reports due out this week. A string of big-name merger deals wasn't enough to push stocks higher.

  • Seven rules for tech investing

    The overall stock market may have recovered from the Great Recession, but the tech sector has never fully recovered from the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. Here are seven rules for investing in high-tech companies while avoiding wild speculation:

  • Stocks gain slightly on energy earnings

    Stocks ended slightly higher on Wall Street Thursday as gains in energy and chemical companies pushed the market higher. Even with plenty of earnings news from big companies, stocks have shuffled between minor gains and minor losses.

  • Stocks fall on grim Caterpillar outlook

    Stocks were tugged lower Wednesday by a grim earnings report from the world's largest construction equipment company. That makes two consecutive days of losses for stocks, the first time that's happened all month. 

  • Stocks flat after mixed earnings reports

    Stocks closed mostly lower Tuesday, but only slightly. Encouraging and discouraging reports seemed evenly matched, leaving the stock market flat.

  • Stocks edge higher, helped by gold miners

    Stocks overcame some disappointing quarterly performances Monday with gold and copper prices boosting mining companies. That helped nudge stocks to another all-time high.