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Verizon, McDonald’s Weigh on DJIA Friday

August 26, 2016: Markets opened higher Thursday and went higher following Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole. The Fed chief intimated that sentiment for another increase in the ...
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DJIA Dragged Lower by UnitedHealth, Nike on Thursday

August 25, 2016: Markets opened lower again Thursday but traded higher for most of the day until the before dipping below the break-even line by early afternoon. Healthcare and energy ...
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Merck, UnitedHealth Sink DJIA Wednesday

August 24, 2016: Markets opened lower Wednesday and only the Nasdaq Composite made even a brief visit to positive territory during the day's trading session. Healthcare and materials stocks led ...
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Nike, Cisco Pull Dow Higher on Tuesday

August 23, 2016: Markets opened higher Tuesday mainly on the strength of the better-than-expected Census Bureau report on new home sales and a solid showing by European markets. Basic materials ...
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Apple, J&J Weigh on DJIA Monday

August 22, 2016: Markets opened lower again Monday as investors remain cautious ahead of the Fed's Jackson Hole conference beginning Thursday. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak on ...
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Wal-Mart, McDonald’s Weigh on DJIA Friday

August 19, 2016: Markets opened lower Friday as European markets drifted lower and Asian markets closed mixed though very close to the break-even line. No economic data was published today ...
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Wal-Mart, Chevron Lift DJIA on Thursday

August 18, 2016: Markets opened higher Thursday after the Labor Department reported that weekly claims for jobless benefits came in lower than expected. The energy sector was the day's leading ...
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3M, Chevron Pull Dow Higher Wednesday

August 17, 2016: Markets opened slightly lower Wednesday following a slide in European markets. Utility stocks were the leading sector while consumer discretionary stocks weighed most heavily. WTI crude oil ...
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Another All-Time Stock Market High Hampered by Dullsville

August is supposed to be one of the months that is not so good for stocks. Just don't tell that to the U.S. markets, with the week of August 12 ...
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Amex, DuPont Drag on DJIA Tuesday

August 9, 2016: Markets opened higher again Tuesday following the lead of Asian and European exchanges. The productivity report cooled investors' enthusiasm, though, and afternoon trading saw equities slipping below ...
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Healthcare Stocks Sink DJIA on Monday

August 8, 2016: Markets opened higher Monday but turned south shortly after the opening bell and remained in the red for the rest of the day. The dollar gained strength ...
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Merck Dominates DJIA Boost Friday

August 5, 2016: Markets opened higher Friday following the report of 255,000 new U.S. jobs added in July. The financial and tech sectors led the gainers today, the former likely ...
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Disney, Home Depot Weigh on DJIA Thursday

August 4, 2016: Markets opened higher Thursday following an announcement that the Bank of England will lower its policy rate from 0.5% to 0.25% and begin buying U.K. corporate bonds ...
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Chase, Goldman Sachs Lead DJIA Higher Wednesday

August 3, 2016: Markets opened slightly lower Wednesday after the ADP employment report came in better than expected. Asian markets closed their sessions mostly lower, and the dollar traded higher ...
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Apple, Pfizer Sink DJIA on Tuesday

August 2, 2016: Markets opened nearly flat again Tuesday on stronger oil prices early in the day before reality set in. As it is, energy is the sole sector that ...
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