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Stock Market Today

Friday, August 28 2015

Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: August 27, 2015

Harvey S. Katz, Simon E. Shnayder, Adam Rosner | 08/27/2015

The U.S. stock market got off to a strong start this morning, extended these gains through the midday. Although there was a pullback in the afternoon, equities rallied again in the final hours of the session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 369 points; the S&P 500 Index was ahead 47 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 115 points.

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Consumer Confidence And New Home Sales Both Rally

William G. Ferguson | 08/25/2015

As anxiety around the world about a slowing global economy rises, with worries about China’s decreasing rate of output at the heart of the concerns, investors received two encouraging reports about the health of the U.S. economy at 10:00 A.M. (EDT). It was a nice one-two combination, as the data highlighted strengthening consumer and housing sectors, which are big kingpins in the country’s economic output.

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Discovery Communications: A Short SWOT Analysis

Robert Harrington | 08/24/2015

Discovery Communications (DISCA) has had a rough 2015. The cable network operator is struggling to grow subscription levels amidst the technology-driven upheaval of the entertainment industry. As more viewers forego their cable contracts in favor of more cost-effective and convenient choices, how will Discovery ensure growth over the long haul? What moves has it made to promote top-line growth?  What can it do in the future to spur earnings increases? In this article, we attempt to answer these questions and more by performing an easy-to-follow SWOT Analysis, examining the company’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.

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