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  • *Oracle shares down after hours. NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Goldman Sachs rose 1.7 percent to $187.89, the biggest boost to the Dow.

  • Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to close at a record 2,011 on Thursday. Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks were higher in afternoon trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record peak a day after the U.S.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. rose 1.6 percent to $17.04 with 108,090,900 shares traded. Citigroup Inc. rose 2.4 percent to $53.66 with 27,017,700 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $101.79 with 35,902,100 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 7 percent to $77.00 with 22,472,500 shares traded. Gilead Sciences Inc. rose 2.0 percent to $105.93 with 16,071,400 shares traded.

  • US STOCKS-Dow, S&P hit record as financials climb Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks were higher in afternoon trading Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh record highs after the U.S. Goldman Sachs, up 1.6 percent to $187.84, was the top boost to the Dow.

  • ProQR rises after IPO prices at top of range Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    ProQR's offering of 7.5 million shares priced at $13 per share. It had expected to sell 6.3 million shares for between $11 and $13 per share. The stock climbed $4.17, or 32 percent, to $17.17 in midday trading.

  • US STOCKS-S&P hits record on Fed support; financials lead Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks were rising in late morning trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record high a day after the U.S. However, the central bank's outlook included forecasts for higher-than-expected rates in 2015 and 2016, which helped financial stocks lead gains on Wall Street.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar hit a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday on data showing U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, while global equity markets rallied after the Federal Reserve again pledged to keep interest rates low.

  • US stocks buoyed after Fed continues low rates Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,186 in early trading Thursday, building on an all-time closing high from the day before.

  • *Futures up: Dow 44 pts, S&P 6 pts, Nasdaq 13 pts. NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday, with the S&P 500 on track to test resistance at its record high a day after the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stock index futures were higher in light volume on Thursday, setting up the S&P 500 to test resistance at its record high, a day after the Federal Reserve said interest rates would remain low for a considerable while.

  • Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high. The gains came a day after the Fed made clear that it's in no hurry to raise a key bank lending rate, easing a major concern for the stock market.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. The Fed statement put to rest an anxious waiting game among investors that has left the Standard& Poor's 500 index moving between small gains and losses for a week.

  • *SPDR Gold Trust holdings fall. NEW YORK, Sept 17- Gold prices fell more than 1 percent to fresh eight-month lows on Wednesday as the dollar rallied and investors worried about forecasts that the U.S. That's what the market is looking at despite a pretty even, perhaps dovish result and presser, "said Tai Wong, director, metals trading at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world closed with modest gains on Wednesday after the U.S. The dollar hit a 14- month high and the benchmark U.S. 10- year Treasury note yield hit its highest level since July 7 after the Fed's projections suggested that some officials see rates rising more quickly than the U.S. central bank projected three months ago.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading on Wednesday after the U.S.

  • Dow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates. The Dow rose 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,156 Wednesday, surpassing its previous high from July by 18 points.

  • Rackspace and Lennar are big market movers Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. United States Steel Corp., up $4.20 to $45.61. Rackspace Hosting Inc., down $6.95 to $32.39.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks edge up as Fed makes no changes Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    *Uncertainty persists over Scotland referendum. NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world edged higher on Wednesday after the U.S. "There are no major changes, and the market should be reasonably satisfied with that," said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at Phoenix Financial Services in New York.