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Stocks slammed as Dow erases 2012 gains
The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) plunged 275 points, or 2.2%, the biggest one-day drop since November. The blue-chip index gave up all its gains for the year, and is now 99 points below where it finished 2011. The S&P 500 (SPX) lost 32 points, ...
Dow, S&P 500 post biggest gains of 2012
The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) jumped 287 points, or 2.4%, its best one-day jump since Dec. 20. The day's gains pushed the blue-chip index back into positive territory for 2012. The S&P 500 (SPX) rose 30 points, or 2.3%, its best daily ...
Stocks end first half of 2012 with a bang
Still, on Friday, investors looked solely at what was accomplished at the two-day European Union summit in Brussels. European leaders struck a ... The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) closed the day up 278 points, or 2.2%. The S&P 500 (SPX) gained ...
Insiders: The road to the STOCK act
In mid September 2008 with the Dow Jones Industrial average still above ten thousand, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke were holding closed door briefings with congressional leaders, and privately warning ...
Stocks plunge on downgrade fears
The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost 251 points, or 2%. ... Spain's bond auction of 2-, 3- and 5-year bonds Thursday morning resulted in 2-year yields doubling from the prior auction, and sent yields for the 5- and 7-year notes also markedly ...
SEC approves 'flash crash' response rules
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Seeking to avoid another “flash crash” like the one that rattled markets on May 6, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday announced it had approved two long-awaited proposals seeking to limit the kind of ...
What eclipsing 50-day average means
But this time it's the bulls who are in danger of getting carried away, now that the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.01% is back above its 50-day moving average, and the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.15% is itself very close to doing likewise. A careful ...
Airlines seek to slash fuel costs
A Delta spokesman said GPS systems can get a plane on the ground 2 or 3 minutes faster than radar by allowing the plane to descend in one fell swoop instead of a series of steps.
Significance of 200-day moving average
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) - Does the breaking of the 200-day moving average mean the stock market's major trend has turned down?
The Explosive Costs of Big Fireworks Displays
At the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, workers fire off an average 1,600 shells per minute, which is more than three times the average of an entire local community show. It is viewed by more than 3 million spectators and has a TV audience ...