Topic: NASDAQ Composite Index

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  • Market waits for election; earnings disappoint

    Stocks wobbled up and down Monday, unsure of how to turn with the presidential election looming near. One stock that jumped was Ancestry.com, the genealogy website, which announced it will be bought by European private equity firms.

  • Stocks down as weak earnings drag market lower

    Stock prices dropped Friday after the release of poor corporate earning reports from Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald's. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell, led by materials and technology stocks.

  • Gloomy Google report hurts Nasdaq; Stocks fall

    Trading of Google stock halted Thursday after a poor earnings report was prematurely published. The report's bleak advertising figures dragged down Facebook stock as well.

  • Stock market edges up on stronger housing report

    The stock market ended mostly higher Tuesday after a surprisingly strong housing report. Better results from Mattel, Goldman Sachs, and Johnson & Johnson also shot the stock market higher.

  • High earnings, low inflation propel stocks upward

    Low inflation and decent earnings reports sent stocks upward Tuesday. Stocks in nine out of 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 index rose.

  • Stocks higher after retail sales improve

    A strong gain in retail spending sent stocks upward Monday. A positive earnings report from Citigroup was responsible for a broad rise in bank stocks.

  • Stocks fall in worst week since June

    Stocks dropped after investors had a mixed reaction to earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Financial and utility stocks had the biggest declines among the 10 industries in the S&P 500.

  • Stocks flatline, pulled by jobless claims, Europe

    Stocks fell stagnant Thursday with little significant activity up or down. Stocks rose in the morning after a positive jobless claims report but fell in the afternoon.

  • Stocks slump after weak IMF report

    Stock traders were discouraged by an International Monetary Fund report released overnight that said the global economy was weakening. Energy stocks were the only major group in the S&P 500 to finish higher.

  • Stocks fall on Asia's gloomy economic outlook

    US stocks faltered Monday after the World Bank said Asia's economies won't grow as much as expected this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 36 points to 13574 an hour after the opening bell.