Topic: S&P 500

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  • Stocks fall on weak jobs report

    Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Friday after the US economy showed a sharp slowdown in hiring in March. The March jobs report was far worse than economists had forecast and the news sent stocks lower.

  • Stocks rise; Best Buy jumps 16 percent

    Stocks ended higher on Wall Street Thursday, regaining half of its plunge the day before, as buyers returned to the market. Among stocks making big moves, electronics retailer Best Buy jumped $3.48, or 16 percent, to $25.13.

  • Stocks down on weak economic reports

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday on weak reports on hiring and service industries. Losses were widespread among stocks with the steepest decline in banks and energy.

  • Stocks rise on strong auto sales, factory orders

    Stocks rose Tuesday after reports on auto sales and factory orders provided the latest evidence that the US economy is strengthening. Health insurer stocks rose after the government released revised reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage plans.

  • Stocks slide with slowdown in manufacturing growth

    Stocks opened April on a weak note, ending slightly lower after an industry group reported that US manufacturing growth cooled in March. Industrial stocks fell the most in the S&P 500.

  • The New Economy Do companies go too far to please their shareholders?

    It's an idea that cuts against the grain: Companies would thrive more if they focused on their long-term good rather than delivering a great quarter to their shareholders, some analysts say. 

  • Stocks up again; Dow on 10-day streak

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Thursday, and the Dow Jones industrial average rose for the tenth day in a row. Reassurances from Federal Reserve officials that they plan to keep interests rates at historically low levels have also helped push stocks higher

  • Stocks up; Dow on longest streak since '96

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Wednesday with the Dow Jones industrial average notched its ninth gain in a row, giving the index its longest winning streak in more than sixteen years. Demand for stocks has been propelled this year by optimism that the housing market is recovering and that companies have started to hire.

  • Stocks rise; Dow logs longest winning streak in 2 years

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow barely extending its winning streak to eight days. Stocks have surged this year as investors became encouraged by a recovery in the housing market and a pickup in hiring.

  • Stocks inch higher; Dow on seven-day streak

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Monday with the Dow Jones industrial average rising for the seventh day running. The stock market's fast start has prompted some analysts to worry that the rally could quickly fizzle out.