Week ended on down note – 10/23/09

What had been a week of upbeat quarterly reports ended with the dollar strengthening, which hurt oil and other commodity prices. So, stock prices...

Upbeat Wal-Mart boosts Wall Street – 10/22/09

A forecast of sales growth by Wal-Mart was good for retail stocks and for broadcasters who stand to benefit from their advertising. Also, good...

Bank stock sell-off hurts whole market – 10/21/09

A downgrade of Wells Fargo & Co. to sell by Rochdale Securities banking analyst Richard Bove sent banking stocks tumbling on Wall Street and...

Wall Street cheers earnings reports – 10/19/09

Favorable earnings reports from Gannett and others put Wall Street traders in a buying mood on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 96...

Radio beats a down market – 10/16/09

Disappointing results from GE and Bank of America sent stock prices generally lower on Friday. The Dow Industrials fell 67 points, or 0.7%, to...

Oil up, stocks up – 10/15/09

A rise in oil prices boosted energy stocks and pushed the Dow Industrials to another high for 2009. The DJIA rose 47 points, or...

Dow closes back above 10K – 10/14/09

Broadcast stocks rode higher along with the rest of the market on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 for the first...

Broadcasters beat a down market – 10/13/09

Wall Street didn't like a quarterly report from Johnson & Johnson, which showed sales down, even though cost-cutting kept profits up. The Dow Industrials...

Dow pushed to 2009 high on Columbus Day – 10/12/09

Wall Street trading was light due to the holiday on Monday, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average still managed to move up 21 points,...

Wall Street expects good earnings reports – 10/09/09

Expectations of good news as the quarterly earnings report cycle gets into full swing gave most stock prices a boost on Friday. The Dow...

Stock prices rise on retails sales good news – 10/08/09

Major retailers reported sales up in September - for most the first year-over-year monthly increase in over a year. That sent the Dow Industrials...

Radio stocks rise in a mixed market (but not TV) – 10/07/09

The Dow Industrials fell after two straight days of strong gains, dropping six points to 9,726. But the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both...

Stocks rise on earnings hopes – 10/06/09

With the quarterly reporting season getting under way, Wall Streeters are betting that many companies will beat expectations and project further growth as the...

Upbeat report boosts stocks – 10/05/09

The service sector represents about 80% of the US economy, so a September rise in the Institute for Supply Management's service sector index gave...

Jobs down, stocks down – 10/02/09

A weak government report on jobs sent stock prices lower on Friday. The Dow Industrials were down 21 points, or 0.2%, to 9,488.The RBR...

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