Friday’s trading session ended with mixed moves. The Dow and S&P 500 closed in the green zone while the Nasdaq shed some points. JPMorgan Chase, Caterpillar, IBM and Bank of America led the Dow’s ascent. Optimism provided by better-than-anticipated November jobs numbers was diminished by concerns about the progress on the U.S. budget talks in Washington.
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Indices ended in the green zone on Thursday. Brands such as Intel, Cisco, Chevron, and McDonald’s stood out among advancers on the Dow. Stocks gained amid a rebound for Apple and budget talks in Washington, D.C.
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Trading closed out mixed on Wednesday. The Dow and S&P 500 added some points. The Nasdaq ended in the red zone. Financial brands such as Citigroup and Bank of America led the Dow’s ascent while a drop in Apple pressured the Nasdaq. Moves were mixed amid the release of a variety of economic news.
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Stocks posted slight declines on Tuesday. Home Depot, AT&T, and JPMorgan Chase led the Dow’s fractional descent. Brands took a breather as budget talks continued in Washington, D.C.
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