Stocks continued to reach new highs Wednesday in an absence of economic data as trading volume continued to be light. McDonald's and Chevron rose, while P&G fell.
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Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range amid a quiet pre-Christmas session following several economic reports that were mostly in line with expectations. Alcoa rose, while Bank of America fell.
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The rally continues…new highs for the S&P 500, with the index now up 6.3% this month. That gives the S&P its best December since 1991.
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Stocks closed narrowly mixed, as technology and bank stocks gained strength and drug stocks fell, amid more evidence of a recovering economy in the U.S. and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts. American Express fell, while Boeing rose.
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A German business confidence survey rose to a record high, as did a survey of French business confidence. Moody's downgraded Ireland's debt rating by 5 notches (!). Irish 10-year debt now yields 8.25 percent. Also: coal and bank M&A chatter.
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Stocks closed at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks were on pace to close at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Visa and Mastercard dropping along with large banks such as Bank of America and JPMorgan, as the Fed will be voting on proposals to limit debit card "swipe" fees that banks charge merchants when they make a purchase.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
ocks gained modestly after several largely upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express. Alcoa and BofA rose, while Microsoft fell.
Stocks ended lower as investors took a pause after stocks reached two-year highs, and the dollar rose as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. Alcoa and JPMorgan fell, while Coca Cola rose.
Stocks slipped into negative territory Wednesday despite several positive economic reports, as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. JP Morgan and Alcoa fell, while Coca Cola rose.