Topic: NASDAQ Composite Index

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  • US stocks end lower as Europe teeters

    The Dow average shed 77 points to end at 12,496 after another day of volatile trading around the globe. The Dow had been down as much as 120 points and up as much as 24 points. This follows triple-digit gains on Tuesday and losses on Monday.

  • Encouraged by the Fed's positive comments, stocks rise sharply

    Erasing a big decline from the day before, the Dow Jones increased by 162 points to close at 12,573, as every major category to stock in the market closed higher. The president of the Fed's Chicago bank said he supports super-low interest rates, encouraging investors.

  • Too good to last: Relief over Spain bank rescue fades quickly

    The news of a bailout of Spanish banks caused a brief burst of optimism to penetrate the gloom of Wall Street Monday. But within hours stocks had fallen again, with the Dow closing down 142 points at 12,411, another large decline.

  • Stocks lose steam after Bernanke speaks

    Up 140 points in the morning, Dow closes only 46 points higher. S&P and Nasdaq finish slightly lower. Stocks fell after Fed Chairman Bernanke remained coy on the possibility of more central bank stimulus for the economy. 

  • Happy Wednesday! Dow leaps 286 points, best day of the year

    The rally started early and gathered force in the afternoon. The charge turned the Dow positive for 2012 and erased the biggest loss of the year less than a week after it happened to close at 12,414..

  • Stocks inch higher as investors await Europe news

    The major market indexes closed modestly higher, after wavering between slight gains and losses throughout the morning. Trading volume was light and the stock moves were small, as the Dow Jones rose rose 26 points to 12,127.

  • Calm returns to Wall Street, trading closes with mixed results

    The Dow Jones average opened at its lowest level since December after a 275-point sell-off on Friday ignited by grim economic signals, especially a dismal report on the labor market. The index closed down 17 points at 12,101.

  • Sell in May and go away: Stocks close dismal month

    With a disappointing finish on Thursday, the stock market closed what was by some measures its worst month in two years. The Dow closed down 26 points on Thursday to end the month at 12393.

  • As fears about Europe's future worsen, the Dow closes down

    Fearing a financial rupture in Europe, investors around the world fled from risk Wednesday. They punished stocks and the euro, and the yield on a benchmark US bond hit its lowest point since World War II. The Dow closed down 161 points to land at 12419.

  • Despite oil prices, falling euro, Dow closes up slightly

    Oil prices fell, the euro sank to a 22-month low, and the yield on the U.S. government's 10-year Treasury note fell near a historic low. But the Dow Jones industrial average edged up 125 points to close at 12580 as investors continue to hope for a Chinese growth spurt.