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Stock Market Today: November 12, 2019

11/12/2019 The equity markets pressed ahead earlier this morning, but gradually retreated as the day unfolded, before firming again at the end. Of note, Wall Street continues to look for signs that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will materialize in the near future. However, it is still unclear if, and when, such a development might take place. No doubt, the shifting situation, and remarks from the Administration, have added some choppiness to the market lately. At the end of trading today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead five points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 22 points.
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Stock Market Today: November 8, 2019

11/08/2019 Stocksedged higher on Friday, with the major averages closing at record highs, even as some unfavorable trade news kept a lid on sentiment.
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Stock Market Today: October 24, 2019

10/24/2019 The stock market started choppily today, as a slew of earnings reports hit the newswire. Specifically, the Dow Jones Industrial Average began the day lower, as lackluster quarterly results from 3M hurt the index. Each composite moved up and down in tandem, but the Dow spent the whole day in the red; the S&P 500 spent most of the day wavering between green and red; the NASDAQ was in the green the entire day. All told, the Dow closed lower by 28 points, the S&P 500 was up by six points, and the NASDAQ finished up 66 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Boeing Third Quarter 2019

10/23/2019 Dow-30 component and aerospace and defense giant The Boeing Company is still dealing with the ill effects of the troubled 737 Max 8 aircraft. The company reported lackluster September-period results.
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Stock Market Today: October 21, 2019

10/21/2019 The stock market started in the green today, as trader sentiment improved over the weekend, which caused the composites to move higher in the first few moments of trading. However, some negative news concerning Boeing’s (BA) 737 Max plane came out over the weekend and dragged both that stock and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower. It led the Dow to fall into the red for a brief spell. Still, the rest of the market held up quite well and started to march higher through the early morning and continued through the afternoon. The composites closed not far off from the day’s highs. Overall, the Dow closed higher by 57 points, while the S&P 500 was up around 21 points.
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Stock Market Today: July 12, 2019

07/12/2019 The stock market got off to a positive start this morning, managed to move higher in the afternoon, and closed out the day with the broader averages at recordlevels. Investors seemed pleased that Federal Reserve’s plans to maintain a supportive stance, in an effort to engender further economic expansion. In fact, many are expecting an interest-rate cut at the July meeting. At the close of trading today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 244 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 14 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 48 points.
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Stock Market Today: July 8, 2019

07/08/2019 Equities opened lower this morning, and remained under pressure for most of the session. The weakness today likely reflected investor concerns surrounding interest rates. Some believe that the Federal Reserve may not opt to lower rates as fast as some had hoped. By the end of trading today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 116 points; the S&P 500 Index was off 14 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 63 points.
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Stock Market Today: June 28, 2019

06/28/2019 The U.S. equity markets started the day on the plus side, but after peaking around midday, some profit taking took hold in the afternoon. Still, stocks rallied back to snap their losing streak with a positive showing on the final day of the week.  At the closing bell in New York, all three of the major indexes were in the green. By the numbers, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 73 points, the S&P 500 Index was ahead by 16, and the tech-heavy NASDAQ advanced by 38 points.
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Stock Market Today: May 22, 2019

05/22/2019 The stock market moved lower earlier today, and remained in negative territory throughout the afternoon. Clearly, investors were concerned that trade relations between the United States and China will probably remain under pressure for some time, and that a quick deal may not materialize any time soon.
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