Posts Tagged ‘nasdaq composite index’

Dow in 8th-day high as S&P, Nasdaq falls

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The Dow survived a dull trading session on Wednesday managing a 7-point run before the closing bell rang to extend its gain streak to eight days. Walt Disney Co.’s strong quarterly earnings and Hewlett-Packard’s new tablet computer provided the photofinishing 0.06 […]

Drop In Jobless Claims Push Stocks Up

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The report of a huge drop in unemployment claims stirred a Wall Street rally on Wednesday despite lower sales of new homes and durable goods. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 151 points or 1.4 percent to close at 11,187. American […]

Korean Hostility, U.S. Economic Downgrade Send Stocks Falling

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea and the Fed’s bleak economic outlook next year sent shivers down the spine of investors and U.S. stocks sliding on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 153 points or 1.5 […]

Caterpillar Acquisition, Better October Retail Sales Boost Stocks

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The acquisition by construction equipment giant Caterpillar of mining-equipment maker Bucyrus International Inc. for $7.6 billion and a 1.2 percent increase in retail sales in October sent U.S. stocks climbing on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 85 points […]

Cisco Fall Pulls Wall Street Down

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks plunged on Thursday as shares of networking giant Cisco Systems tumbled following its announcement the previous day of lower than expected growth for the year. A 16 percent drop in Cisco shares saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing […]

Stocks Climb As Dollar Weakens

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks sharply fell early in the session on Wednesday before closing higher amid the weakening of the dollar. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points or 0.1 percent to 11,357. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index added 3 points […]

Wall Street Retreats As Investors Turn To Gold

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks fell slightly on Monday as hedge-seeking investors went for commodities and sent gold prices up to a record high of $1,403 an ounce. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 37 points or 0.3 percent to close at 11,407. Boeing […]

Dow Slides As Investors Turn Cautious Ahead Of Federal Reserve Meeting

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – A big drop in unemployment claims filings last week failed to keep the Dow from sliding on Thursday as blue chips investors were cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting next week. Worst loser 3M, with its narrowed 2010 profit target, […]

Stocks Make Slight Gains

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks banked on rising consumer confidence to counter a slump in the materials sector and eke out slight gains on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 5 points higher to 11,169 on the strength of gainers Walt Disney, Wal-Mart […]

Stocks Rebound On Strong Boeing Profits

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks returned to positive territory on Wednesday after Boeing reported financial gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 129 points or 1.2 percent to end at 1,107 islands. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 12 points or 1.2 percent […]