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December 29 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up from Tuesday’s Close

The GovCon Index ended a week of trading at 71.793 points on Friday, up 0.148 or 0.206 percent from Tuesday’s close. Reuters reported that key market indicators closed a second straight week of gains, citing a positive economic outlook. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 23.5 points, or 0.13 percent, …

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December 22 Morning Report: GovCon Index Ends Friday Trading Week With Gain

The GovCon Index closed at 70.378 on Friday,  a 0.1654point increase, or 0.232 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 26.65 points (0.15%) to 17, 804.80, the Standard & Poors 500 index gained 9.42 points (0.46%) to 2, 070.65 and the NASDAQ composite index increased 16.98 points (0.36%) to 4, 765.38. Top Percentage Gainers Company Stock Price $ Change …

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December 15 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’s Close

All companies listed on the GovCon Index recorded losses on Friday to end the week with a close of 67.878 after two days of gains, a steep decline of 2.414 percent, or 1.600 points. According to a Bloomberg report, global market indicators reacted to a continued decline in crude oil prices and news …

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Belden Moves To Buy Tripwire Cyber Tech for $710M; John Stroup Comments

Belden has sought to expand its threat response and cybersecurity portfolio with its planned acquisition of vulnerability management firm Tripwire for $710 million in cash. John Stroup, Belden president and CEO, said Tuesday the purchase is an “important and natural” move for a company that provides signal transmission products for network applications. Belden …

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

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 …

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December 1 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up; Cubic Reports Record Earnings

The GovCon Index closed Wednesday at 70.507, a 0.35 percent increase from Tuesday, continuing its week of gains for the third day in a row heading into the Thanksgiving break. Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) led Index gainers reporting positive financial results for its fourth quarter and full 2014 fiscal year ended Sept. 30, …

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November 24 Morning Report: GovCon Index to Open at 69.6

The GovCon Index ended Friday with a gain of 0.687 percent ahead of the Thanksgiving week to close at 69.600. The Wall Street Journal reported a Dow Jones Industrial Average increase of 0.51 percent to close at 17, 810.06, a S&P 500 composite index’s gain of 0.52 percent to 2, 063.50 and a NASDAQ …

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November 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index to Open at 68.933

The GovCon Index ended trading Friday at 68.933, down by 0.086 percent, or 0.059 points, from Thursday’s close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.1 percent to 17634.74, while the S&P 500 composite index increased 0.02 percent to 2039.82 and the NASDAQ composite index grew 0.18 percent to 4688.54.   Top Percentage Gainers Company Stock Price $ …

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November 10 Morning Report: GovCon Index to Open at 68.027

The GovCon Index closed Friday at 68.027 points, a decrease from Thursday’s trading by 0.459 points — or 0.679 percent. Bloomberg reported relatively flat figures on the stock market after new economic data showed a dip in the unemployment rate during October to a six-year low and job creation figures for the month that were lower …

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November 7 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Thursday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Thursday at 68.486, up 0.086 or 0.126 percent. Reuters reported Thursday market optimism over anticipation that the European Central Bank may be getting ready with new measures to bolster the eurozone. The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record high, up 69.94 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17, …

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