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Dow Finishes Up 52, Nasdaq Dips 6

Stocks were stuck in neutral for most of the day after S&P said it might downgrade the AAA rating of Europe’s bailout fund. A report in the Financial Times late in the afternoon sent the Dow up as many as 117 points. The newspaper reported that European leaders are considering making more financial aid available to struggling countries.

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Dow Gains 78, Nasdaq Closes Up 29

Stocks rose Monday despite a threatened credit downgrade of euro countries that surprisingly included Germany.

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Dow And Nasdaq Finish Friday Flat

A surprise drop in the U.S. unemployment rate sent stocks higher in early trading, but the gains fizzled throughout the afternoon.

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Dow Closes Down 26, Nasdaq Inches Up 6

Stocks wavered Thursday, a day after the market’s biggest rally in two years. Another rise in applications for weekly unemployment benefits dampened the mood.

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Dow Posts Biggest Gain Since March 2009

A move by the world’s central banks to lower the cost of borrowing exhilarated investors Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average soaring 490 points and easing fears of a global credit crisis.

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Dow Finishes Up 34, Nasdaq Drops 12

Good news in consumer confidence and progress in Europe’s debt crisis sent stocks mostly higher Tuesday.

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Dow Soars 291, Nasdaq Gains 85

Retail stocks spiked after initial reports showed a record number of shoppers hit the mall or bought gifts online during the holiday weekend. And markets in Europe also surged as leaders there discussed previously unthinkable approaches for containing the region’s debt troubles, such as joint bond sales and a tighter fiscal union.

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Dow Falls 236, Nasdaq Ends Down 61

Stocks closed lower Wednesday after traders were spooked by the poor results at an auction of German debt, which drew too few bids to sell all of the 10-year notes being offered.

Media Stocks Hit After Supercommittee Fails

The supercommittee’s announcement that it was unable to agree on a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction plan wrecked havoc on the stock market on Monday and hammered the share prices of nearly all of the major entertainment and media companies.

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Dow Falls 249, Nasdaq Closes Down 49

Investor sold big following news that the Congressional supercommittee couldn’t come to an agreement on how to cut the federal budget deficit.

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Dow Gains 25, Nasdaq Gives Up 15

Stocks closed out the week Friday little changed as worries over Europe’s financial state eased.

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Dow Closes Down 135, Nasdaq Falls 52

Stocks sank again Thursday following concerns over Spain’s borrowing costs and a stalemate in the U.S. Congress over cutting the budget deficit.

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Dow Gives Up 191, Nasdaq Closes Down 47

Stocks sank Wednesday following release of a report by the Fitch credit ratings agency saying that U.S. banks could be “greatly affected” if Europe’s debt crisis continues to spread beyond the financially distressed countries of like Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

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Dow Finishes Up 17, Nasdaq Adds 29

Stocks edged higher Tuesday following news of retail sales gains.

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Dow Falls 75, Nasdaq Drops 22

Stocks slipped Monday after Italian bond sales renewed fears over the health of the euro.

Media Stocks Spike, Credit Solid, Strong Revs

Since the start of the fall TV season, a key Wall Street stock market index of publicly traded media companies has seen a 14% rise. The Dow Jones U.S. Broadcasting & Entertainment Index hit 475.65 in midday trading on Nov. 11. That’s 13.9% higher than the first week of the new TV broadcast season — starting the week of Sept. 19 — when the index was at around 417.

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Dow Surges 260, Nasdaq Finishes Up 54

Stocks climbed Friday after Italy’s Senate passed a crucial austerity budget demanded by the European Union. The passage clears the way for Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi to step down.

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Dow Gains 113, Nasdaq Inches Up 4

Progress in Europe’s debt crisis and an unexpected drop in unemployment claims pushed stocks higher Thursday.

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Dow Falls 389, Nasdaq Slids 106

Stocks ended lower Wednesday after the euro dropped 2% against the dollar and Treasury yields sank as money moved out of Europe and traders bought U.S. government bonds.

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Dow Climbs 102, Nasdaq Finishes Up 32

Stocks rose Tuesday following the news that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promised to resign once a new budget was passed.

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Dow Picks Up 85, Nasdaq Finishes Up 9

U.S. indexes were down for much of the day on worries that Italy could become the next country to run into trouble, but then turned higher after 2 p.m. ET.

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Dow Climbs 178, Nasdaq Gains 33

Stocks recovered Wednesday from a two-day slump, boosted by strong corporate earnings reports and a bump up in hiring by private companies.

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Dow Drops 297, Nasdaq Finishes Down 77

Greek turmoil sent stock markets in the U.S. and around the world lower Tuesday.

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Dow Edges Up 23, Nasdaq Falls 1

Optimism ebbed on Friday as analysts raised questions about the Greece debt crisis plan, which left out many key details about how the fund would work. European markets mostly fell, and the euro declined against the dollar.

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Dow Finishes Up 162, Nasdaq Gains 12

Stocks ended higher Wednesday following reports that China has agreed to invest in Europe’s financial rescue fund, which will be used to support struggling countries and banks in the European Union.

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Dow Gains 105, Nasdaq Finishes Up 62

News of corporate takeovers and widespread anticipation that European leaders will reach a deal Wednesday to prevent another credit crisis lifted the stock markets Monday.

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Dow Climbs 267, Nasdaq Gains 39

Stocks rose sharply Friday after a number of companies reported positive earnings.

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Dow Picks Up 37, Nasdaq Slips 5

Stocks closed mixed Thursday as traders remained focused on the latest hope for a resolution to Europe’s debt crisis: this time, a weekend summit of European leaders.

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Dow Loses 72, Nasdaq Finishes Down 53

Apple’s earnings miss on Wednesday dragged tech stocks, and the broader markets, lower

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Dow Climbs 180, Nasdaq Picks Up 43

Stocks jumped Tuesday following reports of progress on solving Europe’s debt crisis. The rally came in stark contrast to the previous day’s trading.

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Dow Falls 247, Nasdaq Closes Down 53

Stocks slid Monday as hopes for a solution to the European debt problem were dashed.

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Dow Finishes Up 166, Nasdaq Tacks On 48

Stocks climbed Friday following news that retail sales increased 1.1% in September, the biggest gain in seven months and double what economists projected. Retail sales are a key barometer of consumer spending, which helps drive economic growth.

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Dow Falls 41, Nasdaq Finishes Up 16

Bank stocks dragged the market lower Thursday after JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported that a slowdown in investment banking hurt its results in the third quarter. An afternoon surge in technology stocks limited some of the losses.

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Dow Closes Down 17, Nasdaq Gains 17

Stocks ended Tuesday mixed ahead of Slovakia’s vote on the European rescue fund.

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Dow Surges 330, Nasdaq Climbs 87

Stocks soared Monday after French and German leaders promised to strengthen European banks.

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Dow Jumps 183, Nasdaq Ends Up 46

Stocks rose Thursday after investors cheered a promise from the European Central Bank to provide unlimited one-year loans to the region’s lenders through 2013.

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Dow Gains 131, Nasdaq Finishes Up 56

Stocks rose Wednesday. Review complete. Analysts attributed the rise to increasing optimism about Europe’s efforts to contain its debt crisis and a pair of reports in the U.S. showing a pickup in hiring and growth in service companies last month.

Bernanke: Recovery ‘Close To Faltering’

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly warned Congress on Tuesday of what most of America has sensed for some time: The economic recovery, such as it is, “is close to faltering.”

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Dow Picks Up 153, Nasdaq Gains 69

A late afternoon rally on Tuesday erased earlier losses over concerns about Greece’s debt that sent the market down in early trading.

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Dow Falls 258, Nasdaq Finishes Down 80

European markets slumped Monday, dragging U.S. stocks down along with them, after Greece said it will miss deficit reduction targets it agreed to as part of its bailout deal.