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2009-08-31 16:15:04

U.S. markets closed lower Monday following a sharp drop in the Shanghai Composite index, where a slump moved into its fifth consecutive week. U.S. markets failed to break into positive ground, but shook off about half of early losses late in the day. By close, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 47.92 points, 0.5 percent, to 9,496.28. The S&P 500 index lost 0.81 percent, 8.31 points, to 1,020.62. The Nasdaq composite index shed 19.71 points, 0.97 percent, to 2,009.06. The Shanghai index...

2009-08-31 09:17:21

U.S. markets headed lower Monday following a sharp drop in the Shanghai Composite index, where a slump moved into its fifth consecutive week. In midmorning trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 96.43 points, 1.01 percent, to 9,447.77. The S&P 500 index lost 1.25 percent, 12.82 points, to 1,016.11. The Nasdaq composite index shed 28.71 poinIIts, 1.42 percent, to 2,000.06. The Shanghai index lost 2.9 percent Friday and another 6.74 percent Monday. Stocks closed lower...

2009-08-31 09:17:21

U.S. markets headed lower Monday following a sharp drop in the Shanghai Composite index, where a slump moved into its fifth consecutive week. In midmorning trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 96.43 points, 1.01 percent, to 9,447.77. The S&P 500 index lost 1.25 percent, 12.82 points, to 1,016.11. The Nasdaq composite index shed 28.71 poinIIts, 1.42 percent, to 2,000.06. The Shanghai index lost 2.9 percent Friday and another 6.74 percent Monday. Stocks closed lower...

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2009-08-28 12:49:59

U.S. markets slid Friday after the Commerce Department said consumer spending in July rose 0.2 percent. The month-to-month increase was in line with expectations and a drop from June's 0.6 percent increase over May. In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 41.87 points or 0.44 percent to 9,538.76. The S&P 500 index shed 2.92 or 0.28 percent to 1,028.06. The Nasdaq composite index slid 1.16 or 0.06 percent to 2,026.57. The benchmark 10-year Treasury rose 3/32 to...

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2009-08-28 15:54:23

U.S. markets closed mixed Friday after the Commerce Department said consumer spending in July rose 0.2 percent. The month-to-month increase was in line with expectations and a drop from June's 0.6 percent increase over May. But markets wavered, ending a streak of eight consecutive positive trading sessions. By close, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 36.43 points, or 0.38 percent, to 9,544.20. The S&P 500 index shed 2.05, or 0.2 percent, to 1,028.93. The Nasdaq composite index...

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2009-08-27 12:38:56

U.S. markets turned lower Thursday despite a better-than-expected report on the second quarter gross domestic product. Economists expected the revised report to show a GDP contraction of 1.5 percent. The Commerce Department, however, stuck with the previous estimate of a 1 percent contraction. In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 6.12 points or 0.06 percent to 9,537.40. The S&P 500 dropped 4.82 or 0.47 percent to 1,023.30. The Nasdaq index shed 18.46 or 0.91...

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2009-08-27 09:55:21

U.S. markets turned lower Thursday despite a better-than-expected report on the second quarter gross domestic product. Economists expected the revised report to show a GDP contraction of 1.5 percent. The Commerce Department, however, stuck with the previous estimate of a 1 percent contraction. In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 66.11 points, 0.7 percent, to 9,476.41. The S&P 500 dropped 0.95 percent, 9.81 points, to 1,018.31. The Nasdaq index shed 25.48 points,...

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2009-08-26 09:04:05

U.S. stock markets were lower in midmorning trading Wednesday, continuing the lackluster performance they registered toward the end of Tuesday's session. Analysts questioned whether the momentum the markets have shown in recent months may be reaching an end as the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened Wednesday by dropping 46.43 points to 9.492.66, a loss of 0.49 percent. The Nasdaq composite index was down 7.46 or 0.37 percent to 2,106.77, while the S&P 500 was off 5.65 or 0.55 percent to...

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2009-08-26 11:25:12

U.S. stock markets were lower in early afternoon trading Wednesday, heading back into negative territory after getting a boost from positive housing news. New home sales surged in July, rising 9.6 percent over the previous month's rate, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Wednesday. But the news only briefly buoyed markets in late morning trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 10.36 points to 9.528.93, a loss of 0.11 percent. The Nasdaq composite index was down 8.39 points or...

2009-08-26 01:50:46

Japan's July trade surplus totaled 380 billion yen or $4.03 billion due to a sharp drop in imports while exports declined, the government said Wednesday. The July number was the sixth straight month of a surplus, the Finance Ministry said, Kyodo news reported. July exports fell 36.5 percent from a year earlier to 4,844.66 billion yen or $51.43 billion. During the same month, imports fell 40.8 percent to 4,464.42 billion yen or $47.4 billion, the report said. The ministry said the pace of...