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2009-09-29 12:21:51

U.S. markets were mixed Tuesday as a closely watched index of home prices showed mixed results. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed the 10-City and 20-City composite listings, while still negative, have improved for six months. In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 5.51 points, 0.06 percent, to 9,783.85. The Standard & Poor's 500 added 1.49 points, 0.14 percent, to 1,064.53. The Nasdaq composite index lost 0.77 points, 0.04 percent, to 2,129.97....

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2009-09-29 15:36:34

U.S. markets closed lower Tuesday as a closely watched index of home prices showed mixed results. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed the 10-City and 20-City composite listings, while still negative, have improved for six months. By close, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 47.16 points, 0.48 percent, to 9,742.20. The Standard & Poor's 500 shed 2.37 points, 0.22 percent, to 1,060.61. The Nasdaq composite index lost 6.70 points, 0.31 percent, to 2,124.04. On the New York...

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2009-09-29 09:20:43

U.S. markets slipped Tuesday morning as a closely watched index of home prices showed mixed results. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed the 10-City and 20-City composite listings, while still negative, have improved for six months. In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 7.33 points, 0.07 percent, to 9,782.03. The Standard & Poor's 500 shed 0.01 points, less than 0.01 percent, to 1,062.97. The Nasdaq composite index lost 1.66 points, 0.08 percent, to...

2009-09-28 09:45:23

U.S. markets shot up Monday morning despite mixed reports on durable goods orders and home sales. In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average jumped 1.41 percent, 135.96 points, to 9,801.15. The Standard & Poor's 500 added 16.12 points, 1.54 percent, to 1,060.50. The Nasdaq index gained 1.96 percent, 40.89 points, to 2,131.81. The benchmark 10-year Treasury rose 3/32 to yield 3.311 percent. Durable goods orders dropped 2.4 percent in August while new home sales rose 0.7...

2009-09-25 12:18:09

U.S. markets fell Friday as Group of 20 world leaders met for the second day of an economic summit in Pittsburgh. President Barack Obama is scheduled to announce the G20 nations had superseded the longer-standing Group of 8 on economic issues. But Peter Morici, a former chief economist with the U.S. International Trade Commission said the announcement is not Earth shattering. It merely recognizes reality, he said. In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial lost 55.77 points, 0.57...

2009-09-25 09:41:24

U.S. markets were mixed Friday morning as Group of 20 world leaders met for the second day of an economic summit in Pittsburgh. President Barack Obama is scheduled to announce the G20 nations had superseded the longer-standing Group of 8 on economic issues. But Peter Morici, a former chief economist with the U.S. International Trade Commission said the announcement is not Earth shattering. It merely recognizes reality, he said. In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial gained 20.03...

2009-09-24 16:02:46

U.S. markets stumbled Thursday after the National Association of Realtors said existing home sales fell 2.7 percent in August. The downturn ended a four-month streak of gains as sales fell to an adjusted annual rate of 5.1 million units, the NAR said. By close, the DJIA lost 0.42 percent, 41.11 points, to 9,707.44. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 0.95 percent, 10.09 points, to 1,050.78. The Nasdaq composite index fell 1.12 percent, 23.81 points, to 2,107.61. On the New York Stock Exchange,...

2009-09-24 09:11:03

U.S. markets wavered Thursday morning after a downturn in the previous trading session prompted by the Federal Reserve Bank. The Fed's announcement Wednesday that it would maintain key lending rates at zero to 0.25 percent triggered a late afternoon drop in U.S. indexes, the Dow Jones industrial average closing 81 points down after spending most of the day in positive territory. In midmorning trading Thursday, the DJIA gained 0.07 percent, 6.88 points, to 9,755.43. The Standard & Poor's...

2009-09-23 15:59:40

U.S. markets dove late in the trading session after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would keep lending rates unchanged. The Fed left bank-to-bank lending rates at zero to 0.25 percent and said it would maintain its goal of buying $1.25 trillion in mortgage-backed securities and agency debt. Although the Fed said economic activity has picked up following it severe downturn, the announcement sent stocks sharply downward. The Dow Jones industrial average, within 100 points of 10,000 at 3 p.m.,...

2009-09-23 09:28:45

U.S. markets were slightly higher in advance of a U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy decision scheduled Wednesday afternoon. Few expect the Fed will change the zero to 0.25 percent bank-to-bank lending rates at this time. The Fed has signaled it will take a cautious approach backing away from extraordinary measures it took to keep financial systems solvent through the economic downturn. In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average added 5.90 points, 0.06 percent, to 9,835.77. The...