The Dow sank 60 points immediately following the earthquake that shook much of the East Coast, but it quickly bounced back, ending the day up 322 points. The Nasdaq closed 101 points higher, and the S&P 500 closed up 39 points.
The Dow closed up 37 points, giving up 200 points of gains made in early trading. The S&P 500 rose less than a point, and the Nasdaq rose 4.
President Obama and his aides are doing as much political damage control as possible as summer winds down toward the inevitable return to Washington of his congressional opponents eager to challenge him on a faltering economy.
Stocks rose on Friday, with the Dow gaining 125 points, the S&P 500 gaining 6 points, and the Nasdaq gaining 15. Two stocks rose for everyone that fell.
In a down economy, people rediscover these tried-and-true techniques for economizing that habitually frugal people practice all the time. For example, you can borrow books from the library (if you don't mind waiting for the more popular ones). You also can use the Internet, check out movies and CDs, get local free newspapers, and learn about community events.
The Dow edged back up, closing the day up 61 points. The S&P 500 closed down a point, and the Nasdaq closed down 24 points, as global markets took heavier hits on Friday.
Stocks tanked on Thursday, with the Dow losing 513 points, the Nasdaq falling 137 points, and the S&P closing 60 points lower. Twenty stocks fell for every one that rose.
The Dow closed 30 points up, the S&P 500 gained 6 points, and the Nasdaq finished the day 24 points higher, after a day of ups and downs
Four stocks fell on Tuesday for each one that rose, with the Dow closing 266 points down, the Nasdaq falling 75 points, and the S&P 500 losing 33 points
Stocks rallied early on Monday in light of the debt deal reached in Washington. But later, stocks reacted to a disappointing manufacturing report, which pulled the Dow down about 145 points to close 11 points down.