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Stock Market Today: August 2, 2019

08/02/2019 The major U.S. equity indexes began the last session of the week in negative territory, and largely failed to make significant headway as the day wore on. On the economic front, the Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls swelled by 164,000 in July, while the unemployment rate remained close to its 50-year low at 3.7%. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department reported that factory orders were up 0.6% in June, following declines in the prior two months. However, traders found little solace in these positive numbers, as the markets remained unsettled after President Donald Trump indicated that additional tariffs would be imposed on China’s goods beginning on September 1st.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Caterpillar Inc. Second Quarter 2019

07/24/2019 Shares of Caterpillar are trading lower after the manufacturerreported disappointing second-quarter results.
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Stock Market Today: May 20, 2019

05/20/2019 Equities opened sharply lower this morning, recovered some ground in the early afternoon, but weakened again in the final hours of the day. Once again, tradersworried about deteriorating trade relations between the United States and China. More recently, the U.S. government ordered a ban on technology sales to Huawei, a leading corporation based in China. The move did not sit well with Wall Street, and likely ignited fears of a larger global slowdown. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 84 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 19 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 114 points.
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Stock Market Today: May 16, 2019

05/16/2019 The market started trading higher today, as solid earnings reports out of Dow components Cisco Systems and Walmart helped improvemarket sentiment. At the open, the composites started to rise considerably, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained as many as 230 points in the early portion of the session. Meantime, the S&P 500 was up by 40 points at its apex. However, the major market averages gave back a notable portion of the day’s gains during the afternoon. All told, the Dow closed the day up 215 points, the S&P 500 finished higher by 25 points, and the NASDAQ gained 76 points.
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Stock Market Today: May 15, 2019

05/15/2019 The stock market opened lower this morning, but quickly reversed course and continued to move higher through much of the afternoon, before some last-minute selling. Investors may be getting used to the disappointing news that a trade deal between the U.S. and China has failed to materialize as hoped.
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Stock Market Today: May 14, 2019

05/14/2019 The stock market opened higher, as sentiment increased that a trade deal with China would be completed at some point. This caused the markets to trend in an upward fashion throughout the first portion of the session. In fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by around 340 points by noon, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ were also along for the ride. In the afternoon, the trend moved from upward to sideways, though new highs for the session were made in the course of trading. Still, the composites tapered off in the final portion of the session. All told, the Dow gained 207 points, the S&P 500 finished higher by 23 points, and the NASDAQ was up 87 points.
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Stock Market Today: April 25, 2019

04/25/2019 The stock market put in a mixed-to-weak performance today, as investors digested the latest batch of corporate profit reports. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 135 points (after a sharper drop of more than 285 points earlier this morning). The S&P 500 Index closed off nominally, as well. However, the NASDAQ managed to advance 17 points.
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Stock Market Today: April 24, 2019

04/24/2019 The stock market delivered a choppy, and somewhat weak, performancetoday. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 59 points; the S&P 500 Index was off six points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 19 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Caterpillar Inc. First Quarter 2019

04/24/2019 Shares of Caterpillar traded modestly lower after the manufacturer reported its first-quarter results.
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