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  • Second day of triple-digit losses for stock market

    Dow falls 101 points as concerns about Spain's borrowing costs and China's growth rise. Spain bans short-selling.

  • Haunted by Europe, US market can't get ahead

    While The Street was able to ignore Europe's struggles for the past few days, the struggles of Spain on Friday proved too much for the market to bear. As Spain's stock market plunged 6 percent, the Dow Jones dropped 120 points to close at 12,822.

  • US stocks creep up; IBM, other tech stocks rise

    Despite strong gains from IBM and other tech stocks, gains on The Street were weak, with the Dow Jones industrial average rising 34 points to close at 12,943. Although modest, Thursday's close marked the third straight day of gains.

  • Jump in housing starts, earnings send stocks up

    New signs of recovery in the housing market and strong corporate earnings sent stocks higher for a second straight day. The Dow Jones rose 103 points, to close at 12,908. The positive showing comes on the heels of an otherwise dismal start to July trading.

  • Stocks rise; Mattel, Coke among earnings winners

    Strong performances from a handful of companies including Barbie maker Mattel, and Coca-Cola pushed the Dow Jones average up for only the third day this month. The closely-watched index closed up 78 points to land at 12,805.

  • Happy Friday! JPMorgan launches stock market rally

    Showing a vote of confidence in JPMorgan Chase Friday, relieved investors drove up bank stocks, ended a six-day losing streak for the market and sent the Dow Jones industrial average up 204 points, the best day this month, to close at 12,777.

  • Stocks slide on Wall Street for sixth straight day

    US stocks slid for a sixth day Thursday as concern spread that weaker global economic growth will hurt US corporate earnings. The Dow fell as much as 112 points in early trading. It recovered to turn briefly positive before closing with a loss of 31 points, or 0.3 percent, at 12,573.

  • Stocks close lower for fifth day straight

    It was the fifth straight day of losses for both the Dow and S&P. That's the worst stretch for both since a six-day losing streak in May. With the US economy sluggish, there was little for investors to hold on to as the Dow closed down 48 points at 12,604.

  • Stocks fall for a fourth day as tech profits slump

    Stocks dropped over one hundred points for the fourth straight day Tuesday, following a profit slump at technology companies and steep decline in oil prices. The bad news even outweighed hopeful developments in Europe.

  • Stocks slide ahead of corporate earnings season

    Stocks closed lower on The Street ahead of US corporate earnings reports and the continued instability of markets across the pond. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 36 points to close at 12,736, the index's third straight day of losses.

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