Topic: NASDAQ Composite Index

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  • Stock market: Futures slide on Greek indecision

    Stock market looks to open lower as emergency talks fail to produce Greek rescue package. A disorderly Greek default could send shock waves through the stock market. 

  • Jobs report boosts Dow to four-year high

    A drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest in three years propelled the Dow Jones industrial average Friday to its highest close since before the 2008 financial crisis.  The Dow jumped 156 points to close at 12862.

  • Dow, S&P have best start in 15 years

    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.4 percent in January and the Standard & Poor 500 gained 4.4 percent, the best performances for both indexes to open a year since 1997.

  • World markets rattled, but Dow only down six

    The wait for an expected deal between Greece and its creditors hurt financial markets around the world, but US stocks only dropped slightly. The Dow lost 6 points to close at 12653 after being down as much as 131 points earlier Monday.

  • Stocks lowered by mixed economic data

     A brief morning rally pushed the Dow Jones industrial average above its highest closing price since the financial crisis, the Dow closed down 22 points at 12734. 

  • Stocks bounce on low interest rate promises

    The Dow rose 83 points to close at 12758, its highest close since May 2011, after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep interest rates near zero for almost three more years.

  • Stocks close mixed following Greek debt talks

    The S&P 500 index eked out a tiny gain Monday while traders kept an eye on talks in Europe to cut Greece's crushing debt load, but other indexes ended slightly lower. The Dow fell 11 points to close at 12708.

  • Tech stocks boost the market

    Strong earnings reports from IBM and Microsoft drove the Dow Jones industrial average higher Friday. The Dow rose 96 points to close at 12720.

  • Stocks continue their steady climb

    The Dow rose 45 points to close at 12623 Thursday as strong corporate earnings reports and the lowest unemployment claims in almost four years gave investors more reasons  to take risks on stocks

  • Strong housing report boosts stocks

    The Dow and the S&P 500 had their highset closing numbers since July, propelled by a surprisingly strong report on the housing market and the possibility of more money for the International Monetary Fund. The Dow rose 96 points to close at 12578, and the S&P gained 14 points to end the day at 1308.