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...

Q4 begins on a down note – 10/01/09

Stock prices fell Thursday as investors worried about the government's jobs report due out this morning. A Labor Department report Thursday showed a jump...

Broadcast stocks beat a down market – 09/30/09

A drop in the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index weighed on stocks Wednesday, although the weakness in manufacturing appeared not to affect media stocks. The...

Lower consumer confidence weighs on stocks – 09/29/09

Wall Street was not pleased by an unexpected drop in the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index. The Dow Industrials fell 47 points, or 0.5%,...

M&A activity drives stocks higher – 09/28/09

Both Xerox and Abbott Laboratories announced major acquisitions on Monday, indicating corporate confidence in future economic growth and exciting stock traders. The Dow Industrials...

Stocks mostly lower Friday on mixed reports – 09/25/09

Radio stocks were an exception Friday as TV stocks and most other sectors fell on a mixed bag of reports. The consumer sentiment index...

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