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  • Stocks: Dow hits record while Nasdaq slips

    Stocks were mixed Wednesday as investors pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to another record but the Nasdaq composite edged lower. Tesla Motors' stock sank $25.65, or 14.5 percent, to $151.16 after it reported a loss.

  • Stocks inch higher to break four-day decline

    Stocks closed mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, breaking four straight days of losses. Bond yields pulled back, relieving investors and pushing stocks upward.

  • S&P stock index tops 1700 for first time

    Stock market soars to new highs in the wake of strong economic news from the US and China. Nasdaq hits highest level since September 2000. 

  • Stocks edge higher, helped by gold miners

    Stocks overcame some disappointing quarterly performances Monday with gold and copper prices boosting mining companies. That helped nudge stocks to another all-time high.

  • Stocks inch higher in record day on Wall Street

    Stocks rallied in the closing minutes on Wall Street Friday, closing high enough to post new record highs for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Profits at big banks Wells Fargo and JP Morgan came in better than expected, and that helped financial stocks. 

  • Stocks rise for fourth straight day

    Stocks edged higher Tuesday as investors bought companies that fare best when the economic outlook is bright. Gains in stocks were led by riskier parts of the market.

  • Stocks up as corporate earnings kick off

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Monday as investors showed some optimism about the start of second-quarter corporate earnings. 

  • Stocks move higher as Federal Reserve looms large

    Stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors waited on word from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The central bank will discuss the fate of its economic stimulus program on Wednesday. Many say stocks are in a holding pattern until then.

  • Stocks mixed in slow start to week

    Stocks fluctuated between small gains and losses on Wall Street for most of Monday. Small-company stocks are doing well because they are less exposed to recession-plagued Europe than the large international stocks that make up the Dow and the S&P 500 index.

  • 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.

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