Topic: S&P 500
The Dow rose 179 points to close at 12397 on the first day of trading in 2012.
Stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, ends the year just as it started. But stock market in fourth quarter staged an impressive rally, which could set the tone for 2012.
12/30/2011 11:00 pm
Stocks rise modestly in the slowest trading day of the year. Stocks on the S&P 500 gain 11 points, pushing the index 8 points above its open at the beginning of the year.
12/23/2011 05:14 pm
Tech stocks fall after software giant Oracle says it's struggling to close deals. IBM and other tech stocks fall, too, while broader market is flat.
12/22/2011 12:02 am
The Dow jumped 337 points to close at 12103 as good news from Europe combined with a surprisingly strong report on US housing sent stocks soaring through their best day of the month
12/20/2011 05:24 pm
The Dow lost 200 points to close at 11766. Bank of America plunged 4 percent; other big banks also faltered.
12/19/2011 06:15 pm
Stock market futures in US edge up as tensions ease over Kim Jong Il's passing. Asia markets close lower, but stock market in Germany, Britain, and France recover.
12/19/2011 09:00 am
After an early rally, the Dow fell 2.42 points Friday to close at 11866 as worries resurfaced about a breakup of the Euro
12/16/2011 05:24 pm
Equity mutual funds lost a net $16.1 billion in November. Foreign equity mutual funds lost $2.6 billion.
12/15/2011 01:55 pm
Stocks slid in late afternoon trading. The Dow lost 66 points Tuesday to close at 11954, after gaining as much as 126 points earlier. Stocks on the Nasdaq and S&P 500 also suffered losses.
12/13/2011 05:05 pm