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Japan’s Nikkei Index Closes in Positive Territory

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 2:51 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose one percent to finish at 8,701. The dollar was selling at 76.57 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Wednesday. The Taipei market closed at 7,183, a gain of one-half of one […]

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US Stocks Close Lower

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes closed sharply lower on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.6 percent ((180 points) to close at 11,011. The broader S&P 500 was off 2 percent ((24 points) to end at 1,151 and the NASDAQ was down more than 2 percent to finish at 2,492. European stock prices also fell. […]

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US Stocks Mixed in Midday Trading Wednesday

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:51 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up three-tenths of one percent, while the broader S&P 500 is virtually unchanged from Tuesday’s close. The NASDAQ is down one-tenth of a percent. European stock prices fell. London’s Financial Times index dropped 1.4 percent to end at 5,218. The […]

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US Stocks Advance in Early Wednesday Trading

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes opened higher on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up one percent and the broader S&P 500 is up by seven-tenths of a percent. The NASDAQ is ahead eight-tenths of one percent. European stock prices are mixed in afternoon trading. London’s Financial Times index is down eight-tenths of one percent, with […]

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European Stocks Higher in Midday Trading

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 7:41 am (UTC-5)
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European stock prices are higher in midday trading Wednesday. London’s Financial Times index is up a fraction of one percent. The CAC-40 in Paris is more than one-half of one percent higher, and trading on the DAX index in Frankfurt is up nearly one percent. In New York, the S&P futures contract is up seven […]

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Japan’s Nikkei Loses Ground

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 5:36 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed slightly higher Wednesday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained a fraction of one percent to finish at 8,616. The dollar was selling at 76.49 yen, a loss of more than one-quarter of a yen from Tuesday. Gold is trading at $1,653.38 an ounce.

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Another Day of Gains on Japan’s Nikkei Index

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 2:36 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed slightly higher Wednesday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained a fraction of one percent to finish at 8,616. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 76.54 yen, a loss of just over one-quarter of a yen from Tuesday. The Taipei market ended […]

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US Stocks Rise

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock prices rose in Tuesday’s trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.3 percent to close at 11,191. The S&P 500 gained 1.1 percent to end at 1,175 while the NASDAQ advanced 1.2 percent to finish at 2,547. European stock prices closed sharply higher. London’s Financial Times index ended up 4 percent to […]

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World Stocks Advance Sharply on Tuesday

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 12:41 pm (UTC-5)
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World stock markets advanced broadly on Tuesday as hope grew that the European debt crisis would be resolved. U.S. stock indexes moved higher in midday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 key stocks is up 2.6 percent, with the S&P 500 ahead 2.5 percent. The technology-laden NASDAQ is up 2.4 percent. European stock […]

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World Stocks Advance Sharply on Tuesday

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:21 am (UTC-5)
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World stock markets advanced broadly on Tuesday as hope grew that the European debt crisis would be resolved. U.S. stock indexes advanced in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 are both ahead by more than 1.7 percent, with the NASDAQ up 1.4 percent. European stock prices moved even higher in […]

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