Posts Tagged ‘dow jones industrial average’

Markets dance with new highs as busy week on tap

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. equity markets started Monday at or near post-financial crisis highs, and are gearing up for a busy week ahead. Stocks turned in an impressive week on improved economic data and a new bailout for Greece. Markets ended the week Friday with […]

U.S. markets quiet as investors worry about Greece

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks were little changed on the open Wednesday after piercing the psychologically important 13,000 mark on Tuesday. Shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 14 points, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was […]

Questions loom as Europe inks new Greek bailout

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Eurozone finance ministers agreed to a €130 billion rescue for Greece on Tuesday, averting a messy default, by forcing Athens to commit to unpopular cuts and private bondholders to take big losses. The complex deal was inked in lengthy overnight agreements. It […]

Stocks slightly higher Wednesday on eurozone optimism

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday following better than expected European economic data and new promises from China to keep buying debt issued by eurozone governments. Just after the opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points, […]

U.S. stocks edge higher as Greek debt talks show progress

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – United States stocks edged higher Tuesday afternoon amid hopes that Greece is moving close to a deal to secure more bailout money. Just before 1 p.m. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had erased earlier losses and risen 30 points. […]

Wall Street opens higher Friday fueled by a strong jobs report

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Stocks opened sharply higher Friday after the Labor Department reported the U.S. economy created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months. Shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 113 points, the Standard & Poor’s […]

Major stock indexes post biggest January gains in 15 years

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – January was good for stocks and commodities. Major stock indexes in the United States closed out the first month of the year with the largest gains in 15 years. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 20.81 points Tuesday, the last day […]

Wall Street up Thursday on follow-through from Fed comments

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks opened higher Thursday as investors continued to focus on comments from the Fed and better than expected corporate earnings. Just before 10 a.m. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 66 points, the Standard & Poor’s 500 […]

U.S. stocks edge up ahead of earning season

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks moved up slightly Monday morning as earning season gets underway. Right out of the gate, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up less than a point and the NASDAQ was better […]

U.S. stocks quiet Friday after stronger than expected jobs reports

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The U.S. economy gained 200,000 jobs in December, the Labor Department said Friday. But the stronger than expected report did little to goose stocks. Just after the opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 51 points, the […]