Topic: S&P 500

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  • Stocks slide on Wall Street, extending sell-off

    The potential for gridlock in Washington sent stocks spiraling downward for a second day straight Thursday. The Dow closed down 121 points, or nearly 1 percent.

  • Dow loses 313 in post-election sell-off

    Stocks plummeted during Wall Street's first day of trading after President Obama's reelection. Stocks also spiraled downward in the days after Obama's first victory.

  • Stocks rise as investors wait for a winner

    Stocks climbed Tuesday as investors remained 'on pins and needles' for the results of the US presidential election. A jump in crude prices helped lift stocks in petroleum refiners.

  • Stocks edge up ahead of election

    Stocks managed slight gains in thin trading as President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made final efforts to woo voters. Just 2.9 billion shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, well below the recent average. 

  • Stocks waterlogged by Sandy's mounting costs

    A solid October jobs report could not keep US stocks from falling Friday. Consumer discretionary stocks had the narrowest loss.

  • Stocks rise on strong economic data

    US stocks had their best day since mid-September after reports of strong economic data and good corporate news gave stocks a boost.

  • Weak earnings reports weigh on stocks

    Stocks were mostly lower Friday in response to weak corporate earnings reports. Tepid economic growth in the US also pushed stocks down.

  • Stocks edge higher, breaking a weeklong slump

    Stocks eked out the week's second day of gains Thursday after flipping between gains and losses for most of the day. A strong report from Procter & Gamble boosted stocks early in the day.

  • Market waits for election; earnings disappoint

    Stocks wobbled up and down Monday, unsure of how to turn with the presidential election looming near. One stock that jumped was, the genealogy website, which announced it will be bought by European private equity firms.

  • Stocks down as weak earnings drag market lower

    Stock prices dropped Friday after the release of poor corporate earning reports from Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald's. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell, led by materials and technology stocks.