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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

September 18, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following the announcement of a sharp drop in new claims for unemployment benefits last week, but a somewhat less upbeat report on ...
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The 4 Stocks That Boosted the Market

September 17, 2014: Markets opened slightly mixed on Wednesday and traded in a narrow range around the break-even line until the FOMC meeting announcement in mid-afternoon. The word that interest ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

September 16, 2014: Markets opened slightly lower again on Tuesday as the FOMC meeting began today with a report in the WSJ that any raise to the fed funds rate ...
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The 4 Stocks That Shored Up the Dow

September 15, 2014: Markets opened slightly lower on Monday after the OECD lowered its U.S. GDP growth forecast. The Empire State manufacturing index rose sharply in September. That rise was ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Market

September 12, 2014: Markets opened lower on Friday as the energy sector and utilities opened weaker. The stronger dollar weakens the crude price and raises Treasury rates which hurts utilities ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed Down the DJIA

September 11, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday as healthcare and energy stocks weighed down the open. Equities appear to be headed for a mixed close as tech stocks have ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

September 10, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday, but no thanks to the energy sector. Crude prices were hammered by reports from OPEC and the U.S. EIA today. Tomorrow’s report ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Market

September 9, 2014: Markets opened lower on Tuesday and only the Nasdaq peeked about the break-even line about the time that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced its new products today. ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

September 5, 2014: Markets opened lower on Friday following a disappointing report on employment that investors later took as a signal that the Fed might extend its easy money policy. ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Market

September 4, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following mixed reports on new claims for jobless benefits and employment. But the good start slipped to the downside by mid-afternoon. Energy ...
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The 4 Stocks That Steered the Market

September 3, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday following a report -- later said to be inaccurate -- of a cease-fire in Ukraine. Equities have drifted lower all day. The ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dragged Down the Dow

September 2, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Tuesday with the blue chips spending most of the day in the red. The energy and basic materials sectors took a beating today ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Market

August 28, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday and even an estimate for second quarter GDP that was revised up couldn’t put any air under equities. The day’s trading got ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed Down the Market

August 27, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday but soon turned negative before bouncing back above the break-even line in the mid-morning. The S&P 500 opened at a new high, ...
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The 4 Stocks That Pushed the DJIA and S&P 500 to New Highs

August 26, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday following a huge jump in durable goods orders, a better-than-expected report on consumer confidence, and a slowdown in home price increases. The ...
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