Archive for April 2nd, 2012

Stocks Finish at Multiyear Highs

April 2, 2012

Stocks Finish at Multiyear Highs The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 52 points, or 0.4%, to 13264, its highest close since December 2007. MarketBeat: Goldman Likes Stocks But Not Now SmartMoney: Stocks Hit All-Time High Copper Futures Rise 2.5% Report: Quarterly Markets Review

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Stocks, commodities start quarter higher after data

April 2, 2012

Stocks and commodities rose Monday, starting the second quarter positively after a gauge of U.S. manufacturing activity for March rose more than some had expected. Major equity benchmarks closed at their highest level in almost four years.

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How the major US stock indexes fared on Monday

April 2, 2012

A positive report on U.S. manufacturing overshadowed concerns about weaker global growth and lifted stocks to multi-year highs Monday. The gain added to the best first quarter for stocks in more than a decade.

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Summary Box: Stocks rise on strong factory report

April 2, 2012

STRONG RISE: U.S. stocks rose to multi-year highs on Monday after a positive report on U.S. manufacturing. The Institute for Supply Management said that its survey of manufacturing executives rose strongly last month as hiring and output increased.

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US stocks rise, building on soaring first quarter

April 2, 2012

A positive report on U.S. manufacturing overshadowed concerns about weaker global growth and lifted stocks to multi-year highs Monday. The gain added to the best first quarter for stocks in more than a decade.

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Stocks Kick Off Second Quarter With Gains

April 2, 2012

Stocks kicked off the first trading day of the month and quarter with a modest gain, after better-than-expected manufacturing reports from U.S. and China helped calm renewed concerns over a recession in the euro zone.

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New Quarter, Same Results: Stocks Rise On Low Volume

April 2, 2012

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Daily Wrap: 4/2/2012

April 2, 2012

Stocks continued last weeks rally as better than expected manufacturing data outshined a drop in construction spending. Heading into the last hour of trading, the Dow climbed .6%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq added one percent. When was the last time you saw an Avon (AVP) lady? The company has [...]

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U.S. stocks extend gains into second quarter

April 2, 2012

U.S. stocks Monday started the second quarter with moderate gains, extending the market’s best start to the year since 1998. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 52.45 points, or 0.4%, to 13,264.49, with Chevron Corp. and International Business Machines contributing the most.

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STOCKS RALLY TO START THE SECOND QUARTER: Here’s What You Need To Know

April 2, 2012

New highs for stocks.

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