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Stock Market Today: January 16, 2019

01/16/2019 The stock market made some solid progress today, helped by a batch of constructive corporate profit reports. Although stocks eased a bit in the final hour of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average still ended the session ahead 142 points; the S&P 500 Index was up six points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was higher by 11 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: JPMorgan Chase Fourth Quarter 2018

01/15/2019 JPMorgan Chase  (JPM) one of the largest banks in the United States and a component of the Dow 30, turned in disappointing results for the final quarter of 2018. The stock slipped modestly on the news. The company reported December-quarter share net of $1.98 and full-year 2018 results of $9.00. Earnings were significantly better than the $1.76 logged in the final quarter of 2017 and full-year 2017 results of $6.87, both adjusted for a $0.69-a-share charge for the upfront impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 
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Stock Market Today: January 14, 2019

01/14/2019 The stock market headed lower earlier this morning, but managed to recover partial ground in the afternoon. Initially, investors may have been worried about corporate profits at home, as well as a slower global economic outlook. Of note, strained relations with China, as well as Britain’s plan to exit the E.U. remain areas of concern.
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Stock Market Today: November 19, 2018

11/19/2018 The stock market opened lower this morning, and was unable to meaningfully reverse course in the afternoon. Traders may have been worried that ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and China could continue, and that an agreement may be delayed for some time.
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Stock Market Today: October 15, 2018

10/15/2018 The stock market put in a choppy, and ultimately weak, performance today. At the close of trading, the major averages were mixed, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 89 points; the broader S&P 500 Index off 16 points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ lower by 66 points. Nonetheless, market breadth managed to stay positive, as advancers outpaced decliners on the NYSE. Further, some of the major market sectors made progress, with solid gains in the non-cyclical consumer issues. The defensive utilities also pressed ahead. In contrast, technology stocks, which have come under pressure lately, moved lower, once again.
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Stock Market Today: October 12, 2018

10/12/2018 After two brutal days of heavy selling, the market started off the final session of the week strongly to the upside. Although sentiment weakened as the morning wore on, stocks rallied in choppy afternoon trading, ending the day firmly in positive territory.
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Dow 30 Earnings: JPMorgan Chase Third Quarter 2018

10/12/2018 StockHighlightsDow 30 Earnings JPMorgan Chase Third Quarter 2018JPMorgan Chase (JPM – Free JPMorgan Stock Report), the largest bank in the United States and a component of the Dow 30, has reported September period earnings at the high end of consensus
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Stock Market Today: October 9, 2018

10/09/2018 The major U.S. equity indexes see-sawed between positive and negative territory throughout today’s session. But, when all was said and done, stocks mostly ended close to the unchanged mark.
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Stock Market Today: October 8, 2018

10/08/2018 The stock market declined sharply earlier today, but managed to selectively firm up in the afternoon. At the close of trading, the major averages were mixed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 40 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off nominally; while the technology-heavy NASDAQ was lower by 53 points.
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