Topic: NASDAQ Composite Index

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  • Stocks edge higher; IBM pulls up Dow

    Stocks overcame a morning slide to finish modestly higher, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index another record close. Worries about slower economic growth have rattled stocks this month, but they have consistently bounced back.

  • Stocks rise with S&P 500 hitting new high

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Monday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to another record high. A pair of strong economic reports helped to boost stocks.

  • Stocks stall on tepid GDP growth

    Stocks stalled Friday after GDP didn't grow as much as hoped and earnings from a handful of big companies failed to rev up investors. Weaker hiring reports have also held stocks back.

  • Stocks edge higher on drop in jobless claims

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street but only after giving up much of the ground they won earlier in the day. Good news on jobless claims and healthy earnings from name-brand companies like Royal Caribbean and Harley-Davidson encouraged investors to buy stocks.

  • Stocks held back by weak earnings

    Stocks were weighed down by disappointing quarterly results Wednesday. A subscriber slump at AT&T and a weak profit forecast from Procter & Gamble kept stocks down.

  • Stocks surge after fake tweet scare

    Dow briefly plunges 143 points after fake AP tweet about explosions at the White House. But the market recovers and the Dow closes 152 points higher. Strong quarterly earnings boost stocks.

  • Netflix soars. Other stocks rise on recovery in oil prices.

    Netflix gains 20 percent after adding 2 million subscribers during the first quarter. Dow, S&P edge up as oil prices rise after last week's tumble.

  • Stocks edge higher to end turbulent week

    Stocks edged higher on Wall Street Friday, as a mixed set of earnings capped a turbulent week on Wall Street. By many measures, stocks have endured a rough five days.

  • Stocks slip on weak earnings

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Thursday after disappointing earnings from a range of companies. Commodities stocks held steady following a wild couple of days.

  • Asian shares dip amidst slowing economic recovery

    Worries about trends in global growth, drove down U.S. and European equities, commodities and Asian markets on Wednesday. Earnings forecasts continue to be revised downward, say analysts.