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Stock Market Today: December 15, 2017

12/15/2017 8:46:52 AM Each of the U.S. indexes reached new all-time highs on Friday as optimism for tax reform spurred a bell-to-bell rally. While the bullish run was partly supported by the morning’s positive economic updates (U.S. industrial production edged higher, capacity utilization reached a two-year high), the primary driver today was optimism from The Hill. The upturn was not limited to large-cap issues. In fact, the S&P Small-Cap 600 and Russell 2000 both outpaced the major composites.
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Stock Market Today: December 14, 2017

12/14/2017 8:52:57 AM The equity market got off to a solid start this morning, but lost ground as the session progressed. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 77 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 11 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 19 points. Market breadth was negative, as losers outpaced winners by a wide margin on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: December 12, 2017

12/12/2017 9:02:20 AM Though overall market breadth was largely mixed on Tuesday, some auspicious developments regarding tax reform helped to drive several pockets of the market higher. Financials, healthcare, and telecommunications stocks were the leaders, with technology and utilities (another one of Monday’s stalwarts) somewhat offsetting that optimism. As the closing bell neared, the S&P 500 and Dow each slipped from their all-time intraday highs set around noon, but still remained well above their breakeven lines. Tomorrow’s decision by the Fed, as well as a new Consumer Price Index reading, will complement tax reform as the main factors likely to influence trading.
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Stock Market Today: December 6, 2017

12/6/2017 8:54:25 AM The major U.S. indexes were up-and-down early on Wednesday, before each settled into range-bound paths that persisted through most of the final hours. The NASDAQ 100 continued to recover from its trying open to the week and outperformed its blue chip and broad-based counterparts. The Dow struggled to remain above its breakeven line and saw more selling pressure in the final hour of trading. The S&P 500 was a little more resilient, while the small-cap Russell 2000 traded firmly in the red for most of the day. 
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Stock Market Today: December 5, 2017

12/5/2017 9:00:29 AM After posting selective gains through most of the morning hours, the market adopted a negative tone during the second half of Tuesday’s trading. The primary factor at play remains the Senate’s recently approved tax reform bill, which sent the Dow and S&P 500 to all-time highs early in the week. Since yesterday’s opening bell, however, investors appear to be taking advantage of the elevated valuations as the specifics of the proposal are digested.
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Dow 30 Earnings: The Walt Disney Company Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017

11/10/2017 9:49:28 AM Shares of media conglomerate and Dow-30 component The Walt Disney Company (DIS) are higher after the release of September-quarter results.
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Stock Market Today: November 6, 2017

11/6/2017 8:57:05 AM The stock market put in a respectable showing today, as traders headed into a new week on Wall Street. At the close of the session, The Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly nine points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up three points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 22 points. Market breadth was positive, as advancers outpaced decliners on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: September 8, 2017

9/8/2017 8:55:59 AM U.S. equities moved again in a mixed fashion on Friday, as the bulls were ultimately unable to negate Tuesday’s steep selloff. Market breadth favored neither advancing nor declining stocks, as strength in the healthcare, financials, and utility sectors was cancelled out by a bearish undertone in the basic materials, energy, and technology groupings. The indexes exhibited a similar schism, with a modest uptick from the Dow offset by softness in the S&P 500 and a sharp selloff from the NASDAQ.
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Stock Market Today: August 10, 2017

8/10/2017 8:54:34 AM Stocks were down across the board on Thursday, as geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea weighed heavily on investors’ minds. Large- and small-cap alike traded lower throughout the day, while only the utility sector managed to ring in the closing bell in positive territory. Averages among the major indexes struggled throughout the day, continuing the downward trend that began late on Tuesday afternoon, when President Trump’s comments spurred a wave of speculation regarding the country’s foreign policy.
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