Topic: NASDAQ Composite Index

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  • Stocks climb after jobless claims report

    A better-than-expected jobless claims report pushed stocks higher Thursday. The major stock market indexes have climbed steadily higher to start October.

  • Stocks up despite Hewlett-Packard plunge

    Stocks rose slightly Wednesday despite a drop in energy stocks and Hewlett-Packard's 13 percent drop in stock price. 

  • Weak demand for fertilizer tugs at stocks

    A drop in demand from China and India hurt the profits of Mosaic, the US's largest fertilizer company. But utilities and health care stocks helped pull the S&P 500 above the break-even mark.

  • September manufacturing growth lifts stocks

    Stocks got a boost from the latest manufacturing report, which showed growth in September. The manufacturing report came out half an hour after trading began, and sparked Monday's jump in stock prices.

  • Stocks stumble towards end of solid 3Q

    Stocks fell Friday in all industry groups in the S&P 500 except utilities. The biggest losses were in telecommunications and information technology stocks. But the big indices are still up 4 percent or more for three months.

  • Stocks snap losing streak

    Thursday was the best day for US stocks since Sept. 13, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced further steps by the central bank to speed the economic recovery. Stocks were also helped by speculation that the central bank of China will act soon to help the world's No. 2 economy.

  • Europe unrest reverberates on Wall Street

    A dip in home sales and unrest in Europe sent stocks sliding Wednesday, extending the longest losing streak for the S&P 500 since mid-July. European stocks had their worst day in months as unrest threatened to boil over in Greece.

  • Dow plummets 100 points in stock sell-off

    Stocks dropped after Charles Plosser, president of the Fed's Philadelphia branch, told an audience Tuesday that the Fed's effort to support the economy would likely fall short of its goals.

  • Stocks waver as confidence falls in Europe

    Stocks closed down modestly after opening low and recovering in the afternoon. Stocks had risen strongly in recent weeks as traders anticipated, then received, help from the Federal Reserve. 

  • Asian stocks, boosted by stimulus, fall on economic outlook

    Asian stock markets drift lower as concerns rise about global economic weakness. Stock market optimism over stimulus from Fed and other central banks seems to be fading.