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  • Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after hitting their latest record highs last week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,024 Monday. It closed above 17,000 for the first time last Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 slipped seven...

  • Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, another in a string of records for the index that has lifted portfolios in a five-year bull market for stocks. The gain pushed the 118-year-old Dow, the oldest gauge for tracking stock prices, past its...

  • Stocks close at record highs as US hiring surges

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing at record levels following news that business hiring surged in June. Constellation Brands, the owner of Corona and Negra Modelo beer, rose 2 percent after the company said its income soared in the latest quarter. Delta Air Lines dropped 5 percent after the...

  • Energy investments face a changing climate

    The opening bell has sounded for investors concerned about climate change.

  • Dow flirts with 17,000 as market sets new highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are finishing at record highs as the Dow Jones industrial average closes in on 17,000 points for the first time. The Dow rose 129 points, or 0.8 percent, to end at 16,956 points Tuesday. It came within two points of 17,000. IBM led the Dow higher with a gain of 3...

  • Stocks end mixed; S&P closes near all-time high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market got back on track in the second quarter. After a bumpy start to the year, the Standard & Poor's 500 index resumed its upward climb in the March-June period. The index rose 4.7 percent, versus a 1.3 percent gain in the first three months of the year. As the...

  • S&P 500 posts its sixth straight quarterly gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing out another strong quarter, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its sixth straight quarterly gain. The market was mixed on the day as trading was muted ahead of the July 4th holiday in the U.S. The S&P 500 edged down less than a point to close at...



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