Indices closed out mixed on Monday. Consumer and technology brands stepped up. Late day momentum led the Dow and S&P 500 into the green zone, while the Nasdaq shed some points.
Brands took a breather on Friday. Gap traded lower after reporting a downswing in December sales. Meanwhile, Bureau of Labor Statistics data, released today, showed an addition of 292,000 jobs in December.
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Indices closed out in the red zone on Thursday. Apple traded lower amid rising signs of a dip in smartphone demand. Shares fell below the $100 mark for the first time since October 2014.
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Brands retreated on Wednesday. Energy stocks such as Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch Shell led decliners on a dip in crude oil. West Texas Intermediate crude slipped by 5.6% to settle at $33.97 a barrel.
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Indices ended trading in the red zone on Thursday. Stocks slipped on the last session of 2015. Apple led decliners on the Dow amid a variety of economic news.