Archive for December, 2011

U.S. stocks end mixed year with a whimper

December 31, 2011

Wall Street slips to a virtually flat finish for a year that largely revolved around events in Europe.

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[$$] S&P Ends the Year Flat; Dow Rises 5.6%

December 31, 2011

History suggests the market will rise next year, after a dangerous stretch. No sign yet of a dividend bubble. The “mystery broker” is mystified.

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Airline Stocks: Airlines tumble 31% in 2011; outlook cloudy

December 30, 2011

Airline stocks are set to end 2011 in the red as withering demand and soaring jet fuel prices squeezed the industry’s profits. For 2012, the environment is expected to be just as challenging.

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Regional stocks: Wall Street ends 2011 flat

December 30, 2011

Regional stocks: Wall Street ends 2011 flat

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After many ups and downs, stocks end flat for 2011

December 30, 2011

The stock market ended a tumultuous year right where it started. In the final tally, despite big climbs and falls, unexpected blows and surprising triumphs, all the hullabaloo proved for naught.

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Why the Dow Dropped Today

December 30, 2011

Breaking down the market.

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Stocks Fall Fri.; Indexes End Mixed For 2011

December 30, 2011

Stocks Fall Fri.; Indexes End Mixed For 2011

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Summary Box: Stocks flat in 2011; utilities up big

December 30, 2011

STOCKS FLAT: Despite a tumultuous ride, the S&P 500 index closed nearly unchanged for 2011. It ended at 1,257.60 Friday, just 0.04 point below where it started the year.

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Dow Logs Gain in Volatile 2011; S&P Ends Flat

December 30, 2011

Stocks closed lower in the final trading day of a heavily volatile year. The Dow finished higher for the year, while the S&P erased its gains to close out largely flat.

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Dow Gains 5.5% in 2011, as S&P Ends Flat

December 30, 2011

Dow Gains 5.5% in 2011; S&P Ends Flat The S&P 500 closed the year down 0.04 point at 1257.60, its smallest annual move since at least 1970. The Dow industrials closed the year up 5.5% at 12217.56.

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