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Stocks closed near session highs Thursday, with the Dow logging its first 10th-straight winning streak since 1996 and the S&P 500 within a hair's breadth of its all-time closing high, lifted by a better-than-expected jobless claims report.
Stocks eked out a small gain in tight trading Wednesday, with the Dow logging its first ninth-consecutive winning streak since November 1996 and the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time closing high.
The Dow eked out a gain for the eighth-consecutive session to post another closing high at 14,450.06 Tuesday. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 snapped a seven-day winning streak, dragged by financials and techs, logging its first drop in the month of March.
Stocks finished near session highs Monday, with the Dow posting another record closing high and the S&P 500 within 1 percent of its 2007 peak, as investors shrugged off earlier worries over disappointing economic data from China and weakness in Europe.
Stocks finished higher across the board Friday with the Dow setting a new record high and all three major averages up more than 2 percent for the week, boosted by a stronger-than-expected monthly government payrolls number.
Stocks finished higher Thursday, with the Dow posting fresh all-time highs for the third-straight day, following an upbeat weekly jobless claims report and ahead of the widely-watched monthly government jobs data.
Stocks ended higher Wednesday, with the Dow extending its gains to post a record high for the second-straight day, amid signs of improvement in the labor market.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced through levels last seen in 2007 to close at a record high of above 14,200 on Tuesday, boosted by an upbeat ISM non-manufacturing index and amid ongoing monetary support from the Federal Reserve.
Stocks ended near session highs in choppy trading, with the S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the first Monday in 2013 and the Dow close to hitting its record closing high, as investors shook off earlier worries over China and a lack of progress over the sequester.
Stocks finished in positive territory on the first trading day of March, with the Dow within 100 points of hitting an all-time closing high, as a better-than-expected ISM manufacturing report offset worries over China and Europe and as investors shrugged off the looming government spending cuts.
Stocks eased off their best levels but eked out a gain on the final trading day of February, with the Dow within striking distance of a new all-time closing high and the S&P 500 logging its fourth-consecutive month of gains.
Stocks soared for a second day to finish near session highs Wednesday, with the Dow within less than 100 points of an all-time closing high, boosted by upbeat earnings and economic reports and as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke reaffirmed his support of the central bank's stimulus policy.
Stocks ended near their best levels Tuesday, recovering from their worst one-day drop in 2013, following Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech and buoyed by a batch of upbeat economic reports.
Stocks accelerated their losses in the final hour of trading to tumble more than 1 percent across the board Monday, with the S&P 500 breaking below 1,500 and the Dow retreating from its fresh multi-year high, as investors grew concerned over Italy's election results.
Stocks finished near session highs Friday, lifted by upbeat economic data from Europe and after comments from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard that the central bank's aggressive easy money policy will stay for a "long time."
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Stocks pared their losses in the final hour of trading Thursday to close off their lows, with the S&P 500 clawing back above the widely-watched 1,500 level.
Stocks ended near session lows Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq down more than 1 percent each, following the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes and as investors paused a day after all three major averages closed at fresh multi-year highs.
Stocks finished modestly higher across the board Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at their best levels since October 2007, lifted by optimism for more M&A deals and after positive economic data from Europe.
Stocks recovered from their lows Friday to close narrowly mixed, but the S&P 500 managed to pull off its seventh-straight week higher.