Dow Jones Industrial Average

Trader Robert McQuade works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow average closes above 16,000 for first time ever

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 16,000 for the first time as encouraging news on the job market pushes stocks higher. Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to […]

11/21/2013

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks edge higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly higher on Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial further into record territory. The stock market is extending its gains from Friday, when it got a lift from an […]

11/11/2013

A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the record closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow hits another high on hiring surge last month

NEW YORK (AP) — An unexpectedly strong jobs report gave stocks a lift on Friday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average back to an all-time high. The gains were led by banks, such as Bank […]

11/08/2013

Stocks start higher after a record-setting October

  NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher at the end of a record-setting week. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 62 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,607 shortly after trading began Friday. The […]

11/01/2013

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

No October jinx this time for the stock market

NEW YORK (AP) — October, with its history of big crashes on Wall Street, didn’t scare off investors this time. To the contrary, the stock market seemed unstoppable. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed […]

10/31/2013

A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the record closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow closes at a record high as Fed meeting begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drove the Dow Jones industrial average to an all-time high Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep its economic stimulus program in place. The Dow rose 111.42 points, […]

10/29/2013

A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

S&P 500 makes small gain to log another record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index notched another record close on Monday by a tiny margin as good news from J.C. Penney helped offset disappointing earnings from several U.S. companies. J.C. […]

10/28/2013

Trader Michael Zicchinolfi, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Tech earnings drive stocks up; Microsoft leads Dow

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market higher. Microsoft led the Dow Jones industrial average up after reporting a jump in sales of tablet computers. The Dow […]

10/25/2013

The Boeing Company logo.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Futures fall as US rally runs out of steam

NEW YORK (AP) — The investor zeal that flourished in the wake of the partial government shutdown and an extended rally for U.S. markets appear to be coming to a close amid a mixed bag […]

10/23/2013

Trader Randy Biller works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 ekes out a small gain to set a new record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index eked out the smallest of gains to set a record high Monday as investors assessed third-quarter earnings news. Earnings will hold investors’ attention this week […]

10/21/2013

Trader Sean Spain works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 reaches all-time high after US debt deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market hit an all-time high Thursday as investors put the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis behind them and focused on corporate earnings. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index […]

10/17/2013

Trader Gordon Charlop, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wall Street looks to return to ‘normalcy’

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher Thursday as investors got back to focusing on corporate earnings and economic data. It’s a change of pace for Wall Street, which had been completely absorbed in […]

10/17/2013

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