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Stock Market Today: January 29, 2018

01/29/2018 The equity markets began a new week on Wall Street with a lackluster showing. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 177 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 19 points; and the technology laden NASDAQ was lower by 39 points. Market breadth showed a negative bias, too, with losers easily outpacing winners on the NYSE. Further, all of the major stock market sectors lost ground, with pronounced weakness in the energy and telecommunications issues. Meanwhile, the healthcare names managed to display some relative strength.
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Stock Market Today: January 24, 2018

01/24/2018 Stocks showed more volatility today than has been the case lately in choppy trading at midweek. The recent string of seemingly endless moves higher in the major averages was interrupted, notably on the NASDAQ, which closed 45 points to the downside. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 41 points higher and the S&P 500 was off slightly.
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Dow 30 Earnings: General Electric Fourth-Quarter 2017

01/24/2018 General Electric shares pull back after the industrial conglomerate released its fourth-quarter financial results.
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Stock Market Today: November 15, 2017

11/15/2017 U.S. equities struggled on Wednesday, with declining shares outnumbering advancing issues from bell to bell. The bull market continues to face some turbulence as a decline in oil prices and ongoing uncertainty regarding tax reform conspired to bring the large-cap indexes lower during the session. There were notable selloffs in the non-cyclical consumer goods, energy, technology, and utilities sectors, while only telecommunications stocks were able to muster a meaningful aggregate advance.
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Stock Market Today: October 23, 2017

10/23/2017 The stock market started off the new trading week with an uninspiring performance. At the close of the session, the major averages were all in negative territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down roughly 55 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 10 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 42 points. Market breadth was negative, as decliners easily outpaced advancers on the NYSE.
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Dow 30 Earnings: General Electric Third-Quarter 2017

10/20/2017 General Electric, (GE) an industrial conglomerate in the process of selling off its financial unit in an effort to get back to its industrial roots, has posted third-quarter financials for 2017. The revenue figure beat both our and Wall Street's expectations, but earnings missed the mark by a wide margin, and the full-year bottom-line outlook was trimmed by a substantial amount.
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Stock Market Today: October 10, 2017

10/10/2017 Though the major market indexes were more mixed on Tuesday, the session went to the bulls in the end. Advancing shares outnumbered declining issues steadily throughout the day, with strength in the noncyclical consumer goods leading the charge. The positive undertone offset yesterday’s bearish tilt.
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Stock Market Today: September 29, 2017

09/29/2017 U.S. stocksended a modestly positive third quarter in generally upbeat fashion. Investorsrespondedfavorably to a slew of solid updates from the business beat, as well as optimism that the Trump Administration can eventually succeed in delivering corporate tax reform. Both the S&P 500 and tech-heavy NASDAQ 100 set record highs during the session, underscoring the still-bullish tone characterizing the equity market as the fourth quarter looms.
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Stock Market Today: July 21, 2017

07/21/2017 The major averages ended the week on Friday taking a break from their recent record-setting performances. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 32 points; the NASDAQ dropped a couple of points; and the S&P 500 pulled back ever so slightly. Market breadth was more clearly tilted to the downside, but not excessively so. Decliners outpaced advancing issues on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.
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