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Stock Market Today: July 21, 2017

07/21/2017 The major averages ended the week on Friday taking a break from their recent record-setting performances. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 32 points; the NASDAQ dropped a couple of points; and the S&P 500 pulled back ever so slightly. Market breadth was more clearly tilted to the downside, but not excessively so. Decliners outpaced advancing issues on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.
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Stock Market Today: July 17, 2017

07/17/2017 The stock market managed to press ahead earlier today, before weakening in the afternoon. At the close of trading, the averages were mixed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down eight points; the S&P 500 Index was off nominally; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was higher by two points. Market breadth was slightly favorable, with winners just ahead of losers on the NYSE. Second-quarter earnings season is getting underway. The market will likely react to the news, especially when bellwether companies weigh in with reports that have implications for entire business sectors.
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Dow 30 Earnings: JPMorgan Chase Second Quarter 2017

07/14/2017 Banking giant and Dow-30 member JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced better-than-expected June-quarter earnings, but the stock pulled back.
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Stock Market Today: July 12, 2017

07/12/2017 The stock market opened nicely higher this morning, and extended these gains into the afternoon. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 123 points, taking the blue chip index near record-high ground. The S&P 500 Index was up 18 points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was higher by 68 points. Market breadth was quite favorable, with winners well ahead of losers on the NYSE. All the major equity groups participated, with solid gains in the technology and consumer names. While there were no weak sectors today, some of the financials lagged the broader market a bit.
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Stock Market Today: July 10, 2017

07/10/2017 The new trading week on Wall Street is off to a very nondescript start. The major U.S. equity indexes are little moved from the neutral line as we approach the midday hour on the East Coast. The lack of any major earnings and economic news stateside has given investors little reason to make any significant moves.
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Stock Market Today: April 17, 2017

04/17/2017 Stocks opened higher this morning and managed to build on these gains through the afternoon. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 184 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 20 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 52 points. Market breadth showed broadbased support for stocks, with winners nicely ahead of losers on the NYSE. All of the major equity sectors moved ahead, with impressive gains in the financial and industrial names.
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Stock Market Today: April 13, 2017

04/13/2017 After an uninspiring few days of trading, U.S. stockslooked poised to finish the four-day week on a high note, as each of the three major indexes boasted gains through the first several hours of trading. Then, shortly after noon in New York, news broke that the United States had dropped a mega-bomb on Afghanistan, quickly sending the averages below the day’s breakeven line. The military action was the most recent chapter in what has been a highly active couple of days in the geopolitical arena. The breaking news overshadowed generally positive news from the businessbeat.
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Dow 30 Earnings: JPMorgan Chase First Quarter 2017

04/13/2017 JPMorgan Chase (JPM), one of the largest banks in the United States and a Dow-30 component, reported March-quarter earnings that were a bit better than anticipated. The stock, which enjoyed a late 2016 post-election bounce but had largely marked time since the start of 2017, rose slightly in response.
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Stock Market Today: April 12, 2017

04/12/2017 Stocks moved lower today as the headlines were once again dominated by high-level discussions between Russia and the United States over the future of Syria. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 59 points; the NASDAQ was off 31 points; and the S&P 500 dropped nine points. The broader market was also weak, with declining issues topping gainers by more than a two to one margin on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.
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