Topic: NASDAQ Composite Index

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  • Stocks drift lower to start week

    Stocks dropped on Wall Street Monday, and trading volume was light. With major stock indexes near record highs, many think that the stock market's six-week rally is ready for a pause.

  • S&P hits five-year high

    The S&P 500 index advances for sixth week in a row. Dow just shy of 14000 on mostly positive earnings reports and sharply narrow US trade deficit.

  • Stocks little changed as earnings fail to inspire

    Stocks were little changed on Wall Street Wednesday as recent earnings reports did little to inspire investors. Stocks are consolidating their gains after surging since the start of the year.

  • Stocks up following jump in home prices

    Stocks rebounded on Wall Street Tuesday after a rise in US home prices and signs of economic recovery in Europe. Strong earnings reports also benefited stocks.

  • Stock market dives after Dow hits 14,000

    Stocks fell the most this year Monday, the first trading day after the Dow broke 14,000. Boeing was the only rising stock among the 30 in the Dow.

  • Stocks rise; Dow closes above 14,000

    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 Friday for the first time since October 2007. The Dow Jones industrial average is a stock market index that is traditionally considered a benchmark for how the entire stock market is faring.

  • Stocks slip lower; Dow logs strong start to year

    Stocks drifted lower on Wall Street Thursday, but the Dow Jones industrial average still logged its best January since 1994. Stocks have benefited as investors have put money into equities this month.

  • Stock rally brakes on news of 4Q contraction

    Stocks closed lower on Wall Street after a report showed the US economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, putting the brakes on a January rally that has pushed stocks toward record levels.

  • Stocks climb with Dow approaching 14,000

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 13,954. The January rally looked as if it was running out of steam yesterday as stocks pulled back from their highs, but Tuesday stocks resumed their ascent toward record levels.

  • Stocks mixed after uneven economic signals

    Stocks meandered between small gains and losses Monday, cooling off after a rally that had pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007. Stocks fell late in the day after a report on the pace of home sales fell short of expectations.