New record high for S&P 500 index
It was another record day for US stocks yesterday, but barely.
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It was another record day for US stocks yesterday, but barely.
Wall Street retreated again today after readings on jobs and manufacturing indicated that businesses and workers still face a tough economy.
Fri, 01 Aug, 2008
Wall Street barrelled higher today for the second day in a row, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its biggest two-day point gain five years after a Federal Reserve official hinted that the central bank may lower interest rates again.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2007
Stocks rebounded sharply today as investors, growing more optimistic about chances for an interest rate cut, sought bargains after the previous session’s huge tumble.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2007
Wall Street advanced today ahead of the July 4 holiday as investors drew confidence from a smaller-than-expected dip in factory orders and new merger-and-acquisition activity.
Tue, 03 Jul, 2007
Wall Street recovered from a mostly down session today, ekeing out a gain as investors brushed off another slide in Chinese stocks.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2007
Wall Street extended its month-long retreat today as inflation fears kept investors on edge following hefty losses last week – the worst so far this year.
Mon, 12 Jun, 2006
Wall Street showed signs of life to today, closing sharply higher after a drop in existing home sales and sturdy economic growth calmed investors’ inflation jitters and motivated them to buy stocks after two weeks of losses.
Thu, 25 May, 2006
Wall Street ended an uneasy session mostly lower today and bond prices tumbled after the Federal Reserve suggested it might not be finished raising interest rates if they are needed to fight inflation caused by soaring energy and commodities prices.
Wed, 10 May, 2006
Falling consumer confidence and a smaller-than-expected rise in new jobs sent stocks lower for a second session today, with downbeat earnings from Amazon.com Inc. saddling the technology sector. The major indexes each lost more than 1% this week.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2006
US stocks were little changed today as a slowdown in retail sales and profit warnings from Lucent Technologies and Tyco International Ltd. kept Wall Street investors from building on earlier gains. The major indexes finished the week flat.
Fri, 13 Jan, 2006
Higher oil prices and news of slowing growth in the service sector pulled stocks lower today despite some optimism over a 25 billion dollar bid for Guidant Corp.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2005
US stocks ended mixed but mostly higher today, with Caterpillar’s lacklustre results dragging down the Dow Jones industrials while strong earnings from Google led a broader rally on the market.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2005
Oil worries and a raft of economic uncertainties plagued Wall Street today, sending stocks lower as investors collected profits after the strong gains of the previous two sessions.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2005
US stocks tumbled today as oil prices climbed to a new record on fears of refining shortages and caused investors to look past a report showing strong growth in the service sector of the economy.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2005
US stocks finished an uncertain session modestly higher today despite a sharp rise in crude oil prices and unease over the Federal Reserve’s upcoming meeting.
Mon, 02 May, 2005
Wall Street enjoyed a modest rebound today after three weeks of losses, advancing as investors felt more optimistic about the economy and indulged in a little profit taking.
Tue, 29 Mar, 2005
Nagging worries about inflation bogged Wall Street down today with investors sending stocks lower as they tried to reconcile solid economic and earnings news, reports of anthrax discovered at the Pentagon, and a gloomy outlook on semiconductor stocks.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2005
Oil prices pressured stocks today, leaving the major indexes mixed despite upbeat retail sales and strong economic news.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2005
A surge in oil prices sent the major stock indexes to their lowest level of the year today as investors overlooked a strong earnings report and a bullish outlook from General Electric Co. All three indexes fell for the third straight week.
Fri, 21 Jan, 2005
Wall Street’s holiday rally stumbled today, with stocks finishing mixed as investors worried over the strength of the pharmaceutical sector.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2004
Disappointing retail sales figures and an unexpected jump in unemployment claims prompted UA investors to take profits today, leaving stocks mixed despite another big drop in oil prices.
Thu, 02 Dec, 2004
US stocks rose modestly in uninspired trading today as investors looked past a mix of economic data and falling profit forecasts from Google Inc. and Applied Materials Inc.
Thu, 18 Nov, 2004
The prospect of a tight race for the presidency – and a repeat of the 2000 court battle – prompted a late selloff on Wall Street tonight, with stocks finishing the session mixed despite a fresh drop in oil prices.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2004
US investors sent stocks falling sharply for a second day in a row today as crude oil prices surged near 55 per barrel.
Thu, 14 Oct, 2004
Wall Street skidded further today, sending the Dow Jones industrials back below 10,000 as disappointments from Microsoft and Amazon deepened investors’ dread of a second-half earnings slump.
Fri, 23 Jul, 2004
US stocks resumed their decline today as investors, concerned that slumping retail sales would further slow the economy, abandoned small-cap and technology shares.
Thu, 08 Jul, 2004
A surge in technology shares lifted stocks moderately higher on Wall Street today, as palmOne Inc's strong earnings report injected a bit of life into what has been a stagnant market.
Tue, 22 Jun, 2004
Interest rate fears drove a major sell-off on Wall Street today, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing below 10,000 for the first time since December 10 and sending all three major indexes to their lows for the year.
Mon, 10 May, 2004
Another lacklustre trading session sent stocks lower on the New York exchange today despite a wave of corporate deals that underscored the economy’s overall health.
Mon, 08 Mar, 2004
Stocks fell sharply in New York today as the Federal Reserve, shifting its stance on interest rates, signalled that an increase is coming. The Dow Jones industrials tumbled more than 140 points.
Wed, 28 Jan, 2004
Investors on Wall Street left stocks little changed today with blue chips slightly higher and tech stocks nudging the Nasdaq composite index lower.
Thu, 15 Jan, 2004
Better-than-expected reports on retail sales and productivity sent US stocks mostly higher today, but gains were limited amid investors’ lingering concerns that prices might still be too high.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2003