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  • 10/20/2017 07:36:33

    Dow, S&P 500 hit fresh records intraday on hope of tax-bill passage

    U.S. stock indexes opened higher on Friday after the Senate passed a budget blueprint for the next fiscal year, a move that is seen as paving the way for the tax reform many investors believe is vital to keeping equities climbing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.3% at 23,226, hitting a record high at 23,244.65, the S&P 500 index climbed 0.3% at 2,569, carving out its own intraday record at 2,569.81, while the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.4% at 6,634, just short of its record intraday at 6,635.52. For the week, the Dow is looking at a 1.3% increase, the S&P 500 was aiming for a 0.4% gain, while the Nasdaq is looking to gain about 0.4%. The dollar, as measured by the ICE U.S Dollar Index , advanced 0.2% on increased hope of Wall Street-friendly tax reforms. Meanwhile, yields for U.S. Treasurys added to declines on reports that President Donald Trump is leaning toward Fed. Gov. Jerome Powell, a candidate that favors a slower pace of rate increases, bad for bond prices, which move inversely to yields. The 10-year Treasury note was at 2.38%. In corporate news, shares of General Electric Co. slumped after the industrial conglomerate reported earnings that widely missed forecasts and it cut its outlook. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/31/2017 07:58:24

    Stock market rises as Wall Street tries to end August with a pop

    U.S. stock-index benchmarks opened firmly higher Thursday, the final session in August, as a pair of economic reports helped to support recent buying in risk assets like stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened up 0.3% at 21,950, flirting with a return to the psychologically significant level of 22,000. The S&P 500 index climbed 0.3% at 2,466, while the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.5% at 6,398. For the month, the Nasdaq is looking at an August gain of 0.8% so far, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.1%, while the Dow is up 0.3% on the month. In corporate news, Shares of retailer Dollar General Corp. and food giant Campbell Soup Co. fell after posting earnings ahead of the open. onsumer spending rose 0.3% last month, helped by higher incomes and low inflation. The pace of inflation, meanwhile, was little changed in July, up 0.1%. On the economic front, initial jobless claims in the period running from Aug. 20 to Aug. 26 rose by 1,000 to 236,000, which is still close to a postrecession low, pointing to another solid monthly employment report near the end of summer. Official jobs report will be released Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Separately, Chicago PMI held steady at 58.9 in August, and consumer spending rose 0.3% last month, helped by higher incomes and low inflation. The pace of inflation, meanwhile, was little changed in July, up 0.1%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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