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Stocks extended a September rally by breaking through a long-held trading range to hit four-month highs a day before the Federal Open Market Committee meets. AmEx rose while Cisco fell.
Stocks continued to add to gains Monday in a broad-based rally that pushed stocks to new levels, although trading volume remained thin. AmEx rose while Cisco fell.
Stocks gained Monday as the S&P 500 broke through the top-end of a trading range ahead of a town hall session with President Barack Obama centered on the U.S. economy. American Express rose and Cisco fell.
U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Monday as investors looked to comments President Barak Obama on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting Tuesday.
Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom, the Financial Times reports.
Stocks ended higher Friday, continuing a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week. Caterpill and United Technologies rose, HP and JP Morgan fell.
Stocks edged higher before the close Friday, putting the market on pace to continue a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week. Dupont and Caterpillar rose, JP Morgan and HP fell.
Stocks are slightly higher after a burst at the open following news that a measure of consumer sentiment unexpectedly hit the lowest level in more than a year. Dupont and Disney rose, HP fell.
The percentage of Americans struggling below the poverty line in 2009 was the highest it has been in 15 years, the Census Bureau reported Thursday, and interviews with poverty experts and aid groups said the increase appeared to be continuing this year, the New York Times reports.
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Stocks closed mixed as technology companies pulled the Nasdaq and Dow higher, although investors didn't have enough conviction in the future of the economy to break out of a tight trading range. HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks remained mixed Thursday ahead of the close as technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq higher and lifted the Dow, although Wall Street largely remained locked in a tight trading range. HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.
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Stocks clung to modest losses Thursday after a mixed batch of economic data failed to convince investors to move prices higher. Alcoa and Bank of America fell, HP and Cisco rose.
U.S. stock index futures remained lower after a positive report on jobless claims and a 0.4 rise in the Producer Price Index.
Tom Nides, Morgan Stanley’s chief operating officer and a long-time aide to the bank’s chairman, John Mack, is in discussions to take a senior post in Hillary Clinton’s state department, reports the Financial Times.
Three former female employees at Goldman Sachs sued the investment bank on Wednesday, contending that the firm discriminates systematically against women, the New York Times reports.
Stocks closed higher, gaining strength in the last hour of trading after struggling to find direction throughout a session marked by mixed economic news. Travelers rose, while United Technologies fell.
Stocks added to gains as the closing bell neared after struggling to find direction much of the day. Travelers rose, while Alcoa fell.