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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | January 1, 1999
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks were mixed yesterday, but the Nasdaq composite index, full of software, semiconductor and computer makers' shares, set another record. It rose 25.74 to close at 2,192.69 and finish the year with a 40 percent gain.The Nasdaq-100 index of the Nasdaq market's largest stocks finished the year up 86 percent, the best showing in its 14-year history.Large shares fell, but small companies had their best day in two months as investors completed tax-related selling on the final day of 1998.
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By Bloomberg Business News | February 3, 1993
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed mixed yesterday as slumping drug stocks offset more positive news about the economic recovery.The Dow Jones industrial average fell for only the second time in the past nine sessions, declining 3.51, to 3328.67. The index rebounded about 10 points in the final hour of trading from a session low of 3318.67.The broader stock market averages received a boost from a government report that the index of leading economic indicators advanced 1.9 percent in December, the biggest gain since April 1983.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 19, 1997
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks fell yesterday for the first time in four days amid lingering concern that slowing Asian economies will cut U.S. corporate profits. Avon Products Inc. plunged after warning of lower overseas earnings.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 47.40 to 7,650.82, after rising 4 percent in the last three days. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 7.97 to 938.23. The Nasdaq composite index lost 13.67 to 1,600.44.Schlumberger Ltd. and other oil field service and equipment stocks, some of this year's best-performing shares, tumbled the most as investors sold them in favor of other shares with more potential for gains.
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By Bloomberg Business News | September 30, 1992
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed mixed yesterday despite overhanging concerns about the economic recovery, the earnings outlook and the possible re-emergence of Ross Perot in the presidential election.The Dow Jones industrial average declined 9.46, to 3266.80, but advancing common stocks outnumbered declining issues by a narrow margin on the New York Stock Exchange. The NASDAQ Combined Composite index gained 2.29, to 577.63, Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 0.18, to 416.80 and the NYSE Composite index rose 0.20, to 228.90.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 13, 1998
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks were mixed yesterday, as falling markets in Asia renewed concern that an economic slump there will hurt earnings of U.S. companies.Computer-related shares such as Microsoft Corp. rose and consumer products companies such as Procter & Gamble Co. fell.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 16.19 to 8,659.56, led by P&G, down $2.375 to $84.1875, and Philip Morris Cos., down $1.0625 to $43.50.Gainers in the Dow included International Business Machines Corp., which rose $1.125 to $100.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 8, 1997
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose yesterday on signs that the economy is growing with little inflation, boosting chances for improving earnings and stable corporate borrowing costs. Citicorp and other financial shares paced the gain.Stocks responded to a Labor Department report showing that the economy added an unexpectedly large number of jobs last month while wages rose a smaller-than-forecast 3 cents an hour. The Federal Reserve may put off raising interest rates at a March 25 meeting because the economy isn't overheating, analysts said.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | December 19, 1997
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks fell for a second day yesterday, amid concern that Asia's economic turmoil will slow growth around the world, crimping profits of J. P. Morgan & Co. and other multinational companies.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 110.91 to 7,846.50, its biggest decline in a week. J. P. Morgan led the drop, falling $4.125 to $118.875.The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 10.24, or 1.1 percent, to 955.30, and the Nasdaq composite index fell 24.18, or 1.6 percent, to 1,523.19.Among other broad market indexes, the Russell 2,000 index of small capitalization stocks lost 6.09 to 420.35; the Wilshire 5,000 index, comprising stocks on the New York, American and Nasdaq stock exchanges, dropped 103.28 to 9,107.
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By Bloomberg Business News | March 12, 1993
NEW YORK -- Stocks fell yesterday for the first time this week amid discouraging news about the economy."Investors backed away from this market after watching it hit all-time highs for three straight days," said Jon Groveman, president of Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 21.34 points, to 3,457.00. The Dow bounced from a session high of 3,479.69 to a session low of 3,450.51 before closing down on the day. It was only the third time in the past 12 sessions that the Dow has declined.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 1, 1998
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rallied again yesterday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its biggest gain in four weeks, after reports showing fast economic growth with little inflation made it more likely that interest rates will remain tame and earnings robust.General Electric Co., Coca-Cola Co. and Merck & Co. led an advance that enabled the Standard & Poor's 500 index to finish April with a 1 percent gain rather than a 0.7 percent loss.The 30-stock Dow average rallied 111.85 to 9,063.
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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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