Retail sales reports good news for Wall Street – 04/08/10

Strong March sales reports from major retailers put Wall Street traders in a buying mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 30 points, or...

Broadcast stocks buck down day – 04/07/10

Stock prices fell late in the session Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reported a drop in consumer borrowing in February. The Dow Jones Industrial...

A directionless day – 04/06/10

Stock prices got a little boost from the minutes of the last Fed meeting, with indications that low interest rates will stay around for...

Optimism on Wall Street – 04/05/10

A report from the National Association of Realtors that home sales increased in February was welcomed on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Market starts Q2 with a gain – 04/01/10

Evidence of economic improvement around the globe encouraged stock traders on Thursday, although there was still caution about US jobs numbers due out on...

Broadcasters buck down market on last day of Q1 – 03/31/10

Stocks were lower Wednesday after payroll giant ADP reported that US employment in the private sector dropped in March, which was the opposite of...

Consumer confidence boosts stocks – 03/30/10

The Conference Board reported an increase in its Consumer Confidence Index and gave stocks a boost. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12 points,...

Consumers spend, stocks rise – 03/29/10

The government reported that consumer spending was up in February for the 5th straight month, which seemed to assure Wall Street traders that the...

Another Wall Street rally fizzles – 03/26/10

For the second straight day, stock prices rose in early trading on Friday, but couldn’t hold their gains as traders continued to worry about...

Wall Street rally fizzles – 03/25/10

Stocks shot up in early trading Thursday on news that Germany was backing a financial bailout for Greece. But then traders began to worry...

New worries from Europe – 03/24/10

With the EU already working to shore up Greece, Wall Street traders were concerned Wednesday about a credit rating downgrade for Portugal by Fitch...

Another 2010 high for DJIA – 03/23/10

Positive reports for tech and industrial companies sent stock prices higher again on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up 103 points, or...

DJIA at 2010 high – 03/22/10

Healthcare and drug stocks moved up after Congress passed President Obama's healthcare reform bill. The Dow Jones Industrial average rose 44 points, or 0.4%,...

Dow streak ends at eight – 03/19/10

New worries about the financial crisis in Greece sent stock prices lower on Friday, ending the eight-day streak of gains for the Dow Jones...

Eight in a row for the Dow – 03/18/10

The string continues. Despite a mixed close overall, amid concerns about just how robust the recovery is, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up...

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