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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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January 28, 2012
Not just the 1 percent invest in stocks. The Democrats would have you believe that the middle class don't get any income from the stocks, so we should double the tax rate on income derived from the stock market. Where exactly do they expect the "middle class" to put their money? Saving to put kids through college, or for retirement? How about those of us who have retired and have a small portfolio of blue chip stocks whose dividends augment Social Security?
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | April 19, 1997
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose in a topsy-turvy session yesterday, apparently lifted by unexpectedly strong earnings from Microsoft Corp. Yesterday's gains capped the Dow Jones industrial average's best week since December 1991."
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By Carolyn Bigda and Carolyn Bigda,Tribune Media Services | January 14, 2007
Buy a stock and your reward (you hope) is an increase in the stock price as the company grows and appeals to more investors. But some companies offer another incentive: They pay a dividend, or a portion of profits, to shareholders on top of any appreciation in the stock price. And in the past few years, these types of stocks have attracted many investors. Unlike interest paid by bonds, a dividend is not a fixed rate, meaning companies can increase or reduce it. But it can help pad total return, the sum of the dividend and any change in a stock's price.
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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.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | July 14, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed mixed yesterday, one day after posting record highs, as lower prices for Philip Morris Cos. and J. P. Morgan & Co. held the Dow Jones industrial average in check.Computer-related stocks gained.The Nasdaq composite index, loaded with shares of technology companies that are expected to see the fastest earnings growth, climbed 5.52, to a record 994.15, its 35th record in 1995. Wednesday, it posted its biggest advance this year and its third-largest gain ever, 18.41.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 1, 1999
NEW YORK -- Stocks soared yesterday, with some market indexes smashing through to record highs, as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter-point and hinted that a single, modest increase might be all that is needed to keep the lid on inflation.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 155.45 to close at 10,970.80, rounding out a session in which the index dropped 83 points in morning trading, then popped over 11,000 for the first time since May 14.The rally propelled broader market indicators to new closing highs.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | April 6, 1995
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks were mixed yesterday as gains in telecommunication shares and a rebound in technology issues balanced weakness in the dollar.Shares of telecommunications companies rose after Craig McCaw and his family said they will invest as much as $1.1 billion in Nextel Communications Inc. Technology stocks regained ground they lost Tuesday amid renewed confidence that sector earnings will continue to grow."
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 6, 1998
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks fell yesterday, led by General Motors Corp., Merck & Co. and BellSouth Corp., on concern that recent gains aren't justified by the outlook for earnings.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.46 to 8,117.25. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3.36 to 1,003.54 and the Nasdaq composite index, loaded with computer shares, dropped 3.54 to 1,676.90.Stocks gained earlier, after rallies in Asia. Tumbling Asian currencies and markets dragged down U.S. stocks in the last half of 1997 on expectations that a regional economic slowdown would hurt profits of U.S. exporters.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 11, 1999
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks climbed to records yesterday as Exxon Corp., Schlumberger Ltd. and other oil companies advanced with the price of crude. DuPont Co. gained on plans to boost its drug, nutrition and agricultural chemicals business.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 79.08, to a record 9,772.84, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 7.00, to a record 1,286.84.The Nasdaq composite index added 13.06, to 2,406.00, a little more than 100 points short of its Feb. 1 high of 2,510.09.
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By Gail Marksjarvis and Gail Marksjarvis,Chicago Tribune | December 10, 2006
If you are a bond investor, beware of letting the stock market make you feel comfortable. The stock market has been reaching new highs, but bond analysts are warning that stock prices do not reflect the potential risks ahead for the economy or high-yield bonds. Stocks are being driven higher by conditions good for stockholders, but not necessarily for the economy or corporate bonds. Flush with cash, companies are buying back shares of their stock, paying dividends and conducting huge mergers and acquisitions.
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 30, 2006
Nearly a decade ago, when technology stocks were hot and developing countries were not, a money manager calculated that Intel Corp. was worth as much as all the publicly traded companies in India. He thought that a little ridiculous. In recent years, as any investor in either India or Intel knows, tables have turned. Since the end of 2003, Intel investors have lost about 40 percent of their money, while those in India are up about 80 percent. As capital has flowed in, there have been periodic warnings that speculation might be getting a little out of hand, but those who paid attention to such warnings have always lost out. At least until this month.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2003
GenVec Inc. will acquire a Massachusetts biotechnology firm in a stock deal that will increase its manufacturing capacity and more than double the cash it has to test and develop drugs, the Gaithersburg company announced yesterday. GenVec, a developer of gene therapies, has signed an agreement with Diacrin Inc., of Charlestown to exchange 1.5292 shares of GenVec stock for each Diacrin share. The companies valued the deal at about $40.4 million, or $2.23 per Diacrin diluted share, based on GenVec's Monday close of $1.46.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2003
More than 16 million shares of McCormick & Co. Inc.'s stock changed hands yesterday after the company and Standard & Poor's announced that the spice maker would become a part of the S&P 500 index. The stock, which joined the index after yesterday's closing bell, typically trades between 300,000 and 500,000 shares a day. It was among the 10 most active stocks on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Shares rose 46 cents, or 1.83 percent, to close at $25.58. The Sparks-based company, which was previously on the S&P MidCap 400 Index, called the change a milestone.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 1, 1999
NEW YORK -- Stocks soared yesterday, with some market indexes smashing through to record highs, as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter-point and hinted that a single, modest increase might be all that is needed to keep the lid on inflation.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 155.45 to close at 10,970.80, rounding out a session in which the index dropped 83 points in morning trading, then popped over 11,000 for the first time since May 14.The rally propelled broader market indicators to new closing highs.
BUSINESS
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1999
The Dow Jones industrial average streaked to within 65 points of the 10,000-point mark yesterday, in a rally fueled by oil stocks, American Express Co. and Coca-Cola Co., then fell back a bit to close at 9,897.44.Over the day, the index of 30 big company stocks rose 124.60 points, or 1.27 percent.The Dow index has climbed 716.01 points since the year began and is up 7.8 percent."It is breathtaking, particularly after four years of 20-plus percent gains," said Judith Jones, senior managing director at Cleveland-based Key Asset Management Inc., and co-manager of the Victory Value Fund.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | December 18, 1998
NEW YORK -- Most U.S. stocks rose yesterday, as unexpectedly good earnings news pulled investors' attention away from the U.S.-led attack on Iraq and impeachment proceedings against President Clinton.Financial and computer-related shares led the gains after Chase Manhattan Corp. gave an optimistic profit outlook, and Adobe Systems Inc. said earnings beat estimates.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 85.22, or 1 percent, to 8,875.82. American Express Co. accounted for one-quarter of the advance.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 14, 1998
NEW YORK -- Many U.S. stocks gained yesterday as reports on inflation and retail sales boosted optimism that borrowing costs will stay low, helping corporate profit growth.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 50.07 to close at a record 9,211.84, pushing its gain for the year to 17 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 3.07 to 1,118.86 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 6.02 to 1,866.18.Microsoft Corp. led the Nasdaq higher, rising $1.25 to $86.9375 on investor optimism that the company's Windows 98 software will ship on time tomorrow after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this week.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 11, 1999
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks climbed to records yesterday as Exxon Corp., Schlumberger Ltd. and other oil companies advanced with the price of crude. DuPont Co. gained on plans to boost its drug, nutrition and agricultural chemicals business.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 79.08, to a record 9,772.84, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 7.00, to a record 1,286.84.The Nasdaq composite index added 13.06, to 2,406.00, a little more than 100 points short of its Feb. 1 high of 2,510.09.
BUSINESS
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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