U.S. stocks wavered Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping as much as 100 points in morning trading, after the Greek election of the anti-austerity party on Sunday ignited concerns over the future of the euro zone.
The stock market finished lower Friday, snapping a four-day winning streak, as U.S. companies reported mixed quarterly results. Shares of tissue and diaper maker Kimberly-Clark dropped after the company's earnings fell short of expectations.
U.S. stocks closed broadly higher on hopes of new stimulus measures for Europe's weak economy and a sharp rise in oil prices. It was the third straight gain for the Standard and Poor's 500, a first in the new year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained Thursday morning after the European Central Bank announced a stimulus program to increase the money supply by 60 billion euros a month, a move aimed at stoking inflation and spurring economic growth in ...
U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling below the psychologically important 18,000 milestone, as stocks traded in light volume during the final day of trading in 2014.