Topic: NASDAQ Composite Index

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  • Stocks gain on good economic news

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street for a fourth straight week Friday. Consumer confidence and other economic indicators rose, giving stocks a boost.

  • Stocks fade in late trading

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Thursday on signs of a slowing economy mixed with indications the Federal Reserve would end its bond-buying program this year. Wal-Mart stocks sank after warning of weaker earnings ahead. 

  • Stocks rise despite manufacturing slowdown

    Stocks nudged to all-time highs on Wall Street Wednesday despite disappointing economic reports. News of a manufacturing slowdown weighed on stocks early on, but the stock market recovered by midday.

  • Stocks pause rally on economic skepticism

    Stocks paused on Wall Street Monday as investors assessed whether stock valuations were overstating the recent improvement in the economy. Stocks have surged this year, boosted by an improving economy, Federal Reserve stimulus and record corporate earnings.

  • Stocks climb for third straight week

    Stocks rose Friday to close three straight weeks of gains on Wall Street. A sharp increase in small-company stocks is also a sign that investors are more willing to take on risk.

  • Stocks recede from record levels

    Stocks fell from record levels Thursdays, with markets ending the day slightly lower. A decline in Americans applying for unemployment benefits failed to give stocks a boost.

  • Stocks rise as Dow holds above 15,000

    Stocks rose Wednesday, on a day without any major economic releases. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 15,000 for a second day. Stocks have defied predictions that a sell-off would follow the spring surge as signs emerged that growth could be set for a slowdown. 

  • Bank of America leads bank stocks rally

    Bank of America stocks soared Monday, leading a rally in big-bank stocks on an otherwise quiet day on Wall Street. Stock indexes ended little changed following a record-setting run last week.

  • Stocks soar to new heights on good jobs report

    Stocks jumped from the opening on Wall Street Friday, and traders put on party hats and a wave of buying helped the Standard and Poor's 500 index close above 1,600 for the first time. A surprisingly good jobs report sent stocks higher.

  • Stocks gain after jobless claims fall

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday on encouraging news about jobless claims. Higher profits from CBS, Facebook, and other companies helped push stocks upward.