January 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Jumps 1.7%, Investors Await Payroll Report

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The GovCon Index continued to recover lost ground from its most recent stretch of losses with a gain of 1.744 percent — or 1.265 points — to close at 71.301 on Thursday. U.S. stocks recorded gains across the board as investors reacted to comments from Charles Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, who said he would not recommend an interest rate hike until 2016, the...

December 8 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gains at Friday’s Close

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The GovCon Index closed at 70.063 on Friday, an increase of 0.541 percent, or 0.386 points, from Thursday trading.   The Dow Jones grew 0.33 percent to close at 17,958.79, the Standard & Poor’s 500 recorded a 0.02 percent gain to 2,072.30 and the NASDAQ increased 0.11 percent to 4,774.59. Reuters attributed the positive trading Friday to a Labor Department report citing a three-year...

ICF Wins $100M For Labor Dept Research Support; Jeanette Hercik Comments

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a $100 million blanket purchase agreement to help the U.S. Labor Department and its agencies translate research into practice, the company announced Thursday. The department’s chief evaluation officer awarded the five-year multiple-award contract. ICF will work with researchers in the fields of workforce development and educational pathways, said Jeanette...