Topic: Dow Jones Industrial Average
Stock prices rose 20 points on the Dow and 3 points on the S&P. Stock prices moved up as the Federal Reserve released minutes showing it has discussed various options to boost the economy.
08/30/2011 05:54 pm
Standard & Poor's index recovers all its losses since stocks hit their 2011 low. Dow stocks within reach of break-even for the year.
08/29/2011 07:30 pm
The gap between corporate earnings and worker wages is widening as company payrolls shrink. But workers are consumers, and decreased consumer spending will hurt corporations in the long run.
08/26/2011 09:00 pm
Low rates are supposed to stimulate the housing market, but haven't done much so far. Low rates are hurting retirees, however.
08/26/2011 04:38 pm
The Dow ended 144 points higher, with gold taking a dive and government bond yields rising. The S&P 500 gained about 15 points, and the Nasdaq closed about 21 points up.
08/24/2011 06:37 pm
The Dow sank 60 points immediately following the earthquake that shook much of the East Coast, but it quickly bounced back, ending the day up 322 points. The Nasdaq closed 101 points higher, and the S&P 500 closed up 39 points.
08/23/2011 05:34 pm
European stocks shrug off local debt woes, while traders look forward to Bernanke speech. But European stocks are expected to remain volatile.
08/23/2011 03:46 pm
The Dow closed up 37 points, giving up 200 points of gains made in early trading. The S&P 500 rose less than a point, and the Nasdaq rose 4.
08/22/2011 05:51 pm
Stocks rise sharply after last week's 4 percent loss on the Dow. But traders caution that the bounce in stocks may not last.
08/22/2011 12:45 pm
For the 10th time this month, the Dow moved more than 100 points, to close the day 172 points lower. The Nasdaq lost 38 points, and the S&P 500 lost 17.
08/19/2011 05:42 pm