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Stocks closed modestly higher after a see-saw session as the dollar rose, and investors absorbed the meaning of a large batch of earnings reports and economic news. Home Depot and United Technologies rose, while Bank of America and Alcoa fell.
The online retail giant turned in quarterly results that both rose and outpaced what Wall Street was expecting, but its costs rose even faster, and its shares fell nearly 5 percent.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Oct. 21.
Stocks rose out of negative territory after rallying earlier in the sessions as the dollar rose, and investors absorbed the meaning of a large batch of earnings reports and economic news. Home Depot and United Technologies rose, while Bank of America and Caterpillar fell.
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The economy had a modest recovery and Wal-Mart made some missteps. Now, the message from its investor meeting on Wednesday was clear: things are changing and things are getting better.
Two key trends have dominated the retail sector this year: the robust growth of online shopping and the shift to cash payments from credit. The two may seem in opposition as online shoppers often use credit to pay for their purchases, but more often online retailers are trying to woo the cash-only customer by providing alternative payment methods.
The Dow closed above 11,000 for the first time since early May on hopes the Federal Reserve would step in to spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Bank of America and Kraft fell.
Stocks added to gains as the close neared, with the Dow rising above the 11,000 mark, as investors anticipated the weak jobs report would prompt the Federal Reserve to step in and spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Bank of America and Kraft fell.
The Dow crossed the psychologically important 11,000 mark as investors anticipated the weak jobs report will prompt the Federal Reserve to spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.
Stock index futures initially fell on the disappointing jobs report for September but then quickly recovered, but were still headed for a lower open.
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