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Stock Market Today: January 29, 2018

01/29/2018 The equity markets began a new week on Wall Street with a lackluster showing. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 177 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 19 points; and the technology laden NASDAQ was lower by 39 points. Market breadth showed a negative bias, too, with losers easily outpacing winners on the NYSE. Further, all of the major stock market sectors lost ground, with pronounced weakness in the energy and telecommunications issues. Meanwhile, the healthcare names managed to display some relative strength.
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Stock Market Today: January 22, 2018

01/22/2018 The stock market got off to a tentative start this morning, but managed to firm up as the session progressed. Of note, news that the government would resume its activities likely aided sentiment and encouraged the bulls. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 143 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 23 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 72 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Fourth Quarter 2017

01/19/2018 Shares of International Business Machines (IBM) head sharply lower after the companyreports its fourth-quarter and full-year results.
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Stock Market Today: January 4, 2018

01/04/2018 Thursday’s East Coast blizzard couldn’t stop the venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average from topping 25,000 for the first time. For the day, the Dow rose about 152 points; the S&P 500 gained 11 points; and the NASDAQ, while a relative laggard, pushed ahead 12 points.
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Stock Market Today: December 29, 2017

12/29/2017 Wall Street began the final trading day of 2017 on a slight up note, as giddy investors sought to further celebrate what was a stellar and record-breaking year for the stock market. In all, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has about quadrupled since the bear market lows of early 2009, pushed ahead by more than 25% in the just-ended 12 months, with the S&P 500 Index close behind with a full-year advance of about 20%. Leading the way higher were the NASDAQ and the NASDAQ 100, with gains of roughly 30% each.
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Stock Market Today: October 20, 2017

10/20/2017 After yesterday’s mixed tone to trading, the bulls stormed back on Friday. Each of the major large-cap indexes opened higher, rising to all-time high levels throughout the day. Though a generally positive trend from third-quarter earnings season has helped to prop up the averages for most of the past few weeks, today’s uptick relied heavily on the prospect of tax reform. Still, earnings-related contributions from PayPal (PYPL) and the welcome late-in-the-day rebound of General Electric (GE) shares bolstered the optimistic tilt to the week’s final session.
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Stock Market Today: October 19, 2017

10/19/2017 Amidst another day of roughly even market breadth, the major U.S. indexes spent most of Thursday’s sessionin negative territory. Each of the composites set all-time records yesterday, so many investors were happy to collect profits. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and broad-based S&P 500 groupings managed to climb above their respective breakeven lines in the final hour, with the former remaining comfortably above the just-breached 23,000-point threshold throughout the day. The tech-laden NASDAQ 100, hindered by selling of Apple (AAPL) stock, failed to mount a similar recovery, but still closing with less-than-half its midday nadir.
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Third Quarter 2017

10/18/2017 International Business Machines (IBM) reports better-than-expected third-quarter results, sending the stock significantly higher.
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Second Quarter 2017

07/19/2017 International Business Machines (IBM) reports softer-than-expected June-quarter results, sending the stock trading lower.
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