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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | November 23, 1996
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks barreled further into record territory yesterday, extending a month-long rally that has seen the Dow Jones industrial average retreat for just three sessions.Applied Materials Inc., a maker of computer chip equipment, sparked the climb after it reported better-than-expected profit from operations and company executives said orders are expected to stay ahead of shipments in the coming year.The world's largest maker of machinery used to construct semiconductors gained $6.625 to $38.625.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 13, 1997
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks surged after unexpectedly good earnings from Applied Materials Inc. ignited a rally in some of America's fastest-growing companies. The Dow Jones industrial average crashed through 6,900 for the first time and closed within 40 points of 7,000."People still think this market can deliver on earnings," said James Margard, chief equity officer at Rainier Investment Management with $3.5 billion in assets. "The fear that dominated this market is giving way to opportunity."
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | June 30, 1999
NEW YORK -- Blue-chip stocks rallied for a second straight session yesterday, surprising Wall Street with their momentum a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement.Microsoft Corp. and Applied Materials Inc. led an advance in computer-related shares yesterday on optimism that sales will pick up as Asian economies recover from slumps.The Dow Jones industrial average gained for a third day, advancing 160.20, or 1.5 percent, to 10,815.35. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20.10, or 1.5 percent, to 1,351.
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May 16, 2004
A weekly briefing on the economic calendar Monday Earnings reports Limited, Lowe's, Toys 'R' Us Tuesday * Housing starts and building permits for April Earnings reports AMC Entertainment, Barnes & Noble, Deere & Co., Home Depot, J.C. Penney, Saks, Staples, Applied Materials, Borders Group, Hewlett-Packard Wednesday Earnings reports Intuit, Longs Drug Stores, Computer Associates Thursday * Leading indicators for April * Initial unemployment claims...
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By Bloomberg Business News | May 18, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed mixed yesterday as investors shifted money from large manufacturers into smaller technology issues, causing the Dow Jones industrial average to tumble and the Nasdaq combined composite index to climb.Better-than-expected earnings at Applied Materials Inc., a maker semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, fueled the stampede into technology companies. Investors said semiconductor and software companies are poised to post better earnings growth than older companies in the telephone, retail and food industries, investors said.
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By Bloomberg Business News | August 17, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose yesterday as technology shares rallied, sending the Nasdaq composite index to its second record high this week, after Applied Materials Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. posted better-than-expected earnings.Applied Materials announced last night that demand for computer chips helped it to more than double its earnings last quarter. The company's shares, among the most actively traded on U.S. exchanges, surged $14.50, to $118.25. And Hewlett-Packard's shares soared $4.50, to $82.375, after the computer maker reported earnings rose 66 percent last quarter.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 11, 1998
NEW YORK -- Broad-market indexes rose to records and 1998 highs yesterday, following the lead of the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.The Russell 2,000 index of small stocks rose 3.91 to 451.19, its seventh straight gain and its high for the year so far. The index is still 3 percent below its Oct. 13 record.The Wilshire 5,000 index of stocks on the New York, American and Nasdaq stock exchanges climbed 79.57 to 9,721.36, its sixth record in seven trading days; the American Stock Exchange composite index gained 5.62 to 686.04, its high this year; and the S&P 400 midcap index added 3.09 to a record 341.82, breaking its Oct. 7 mark by nearly 2 points.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | November 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose to record highs for a third straight day yesterday as investors snapped up shares of computer-related companies, betting they will post the biggest profit gains next year.The advance in technology stocks helped the market overcome disappointing earnings from Walt Disney Co. Disney's report sparked concern that even shares of steady-growing consumer products companies could be vulnerable to profit shortfalls in the coming months.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 7.22 to an all-time high of 5,078.
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By TOM PETERS and TOM PETERS,TPG Communications | April 27, 1992
TO: Mayor David DinkinsGov. Mario Cuomo% President George BushFROM: Tom PetersSUBJECT: Fixing the tradeproblemIn his book "Customers for Life: How to Turn that One-Time Buyer into a Lifetime Customer," matchless car dealer Carl Sewell (Cadillac, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Lexus), along with writer Paul Brown, titles one chapter "Selling Should Be Theater." It starts:"I love Disney World. . . . [It's] the image we keep in mind when we're thinking about how our stores should look. We make sure the grass is always cut. I picked out every tree and bush.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 30, 1998
At Applied Materials in California's Silicon Valley, laying off workers has become almost as routine as dumping old hardware.The manufacturer of chip-making equipment fired 2,000 employees -- 15 percent of its work force -- in August, only three months after firing 1,500.Applied Materials Inc. is hardly alone. U.S. companies announced in October plans to cut 91,500 jobs, the most in nearly three years.In the first 10 months of this year, job cuts totaled 523,000, nearly all of them domestic.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 11, 1998
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose as investors shunned ` industries with uncertain prospects and piled into financial and consumer goods companies that are expected to report robust profits this month.In a seesaw session, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 15.96 to 9,105.74, after falling 60 points earlier. American Express Co., Procter & Gamble Co. and J.P. Morgan & Co. were among the Dow's biggest gainers.The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 5.77 to 1,164.33. The Nasdaq composite index climbed 3.22 to 1,943.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 11, 1998
NEW YORK -- Broad-market indexes rose to records and 1998 highs yesterday, following the lead of the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.The Russell 2,000 index of small stocks rose 3.91 to 451.19, its seventh straight gain and its high for the year so far. The index is still 3 percent below its Oct. 13 record.The Wilshire 5,000 index of stocks on the New York, American and Nasdaq stock exchanges climbed 79.57 to 9,721.36, its sixth record in seven trading days; the American Stock Exchange composite index gained 5.62 to 686.04, its high this year; and the S&P 400 midcap index added 3.09 to a record 341.82, breaking its Oct. 7 mark by nearly 2 points.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | December 12, 1997
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks tumbled for a third day yesterday, after declines in markets worldwide, amid growing concern that economic turmoil in Asia will undermine U.S. corporate profits. Applied Materials Inc., Quantum Corp. and other computer-related companies led the decline.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 129.80, or 1.6 percent, to 7,848.99, and the Nasdaq composite index tumbled 38.07, or 2.3 percent, to 1,558.54, their biggest losses in a month. The Standard & Poor's 500 index sank 14.85, or 1.5 percent, to 954.94.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 13, 1997
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks surged after unexpectedly good earnings from Applied Materials Inc. ignited a rally in some of America's fastest-growing companies. The Dow Jones industrial average crashed through 6,900 for the first time and closed within 40 points of 7,000."People still think this market can deliver on earnings," said James Margard, chief equity officer at Rainier Investment Management with $3.5 billion in assets. "The fear that dominated this market is giving way to opportunity."
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | November 23, 1996
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks barreled further into record territory yesterday, extending a month-long rally that has seen the Dow Jones industrial average retreat for just three sessions.Applied Materials Inc., a maker of computer chip equipment, sparked the climb after it reported better-than-expected profit from operations and company executives said orders are expected to stay ahead of shipments in the coming year.The world's largest maker of machinery used to construct semiconductors gained $6.625 to $38.625.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | September 20, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks were mixed yesterday after a profit warning from Caterpillar Inc. sparked concern that third-quarter earnings won't match expectations.That outlook helped shares of fast-growing technology companies.Caterpillar, a construction equipment maker whose profits are seen as a bellwether of economic activity, surprised investors when it said earnings won't match year-ago results. The warning fueled concern that cyclical companies may be set up for a fall.The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 13.37, at 4,767.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | November 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose to record highs for a third straight day yesterday as investors snapped up shares of computer-related companies, betting they will post the biggest profit gains next year.The advance in technology stocks helped the market overcome disappointing earnings from Walt Disney Co. Disney's report sparked concern that even shares of steady-growing consumer products companies could be vulnerable to profit shortfalls in the coming months.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 7.22 to an all-time high of 5,078.
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