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April 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, Tech Earnings News Lifts US Stocks

The GovCon Index fell for the second consecutive day Friday to close down 0.238 points at 75.901 and end the week with a 1.16 percent gain from the previous five-day trading period. Corporate financial reports from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) helped send U.S. markets into nominal positive territory despite continued concern …

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April 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Mixed Earnings Stall US Markets

The GovCon Index recorded an increase for the second consecutive day as it closed up 0.323 points to end the day at 76.078. U.S. stock markets recorded a mixed day after a new slate of financial reports from many blue chip companies showed they beat Wall Street estimates on earnings per share …

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April 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, Earnings Give US Stocks Jolt

The GovCon Index snapped a two-day streak of declines Wednesday to record a nominal gain of 0.048 points and close at 76.028. Positive earnings reports from blue chips such as Intel, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase helped send U.S. stocks up Wednesday and earnings shares rode a 2-percent oil price …

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April 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Mixed Day for US Stocks

The GovCon Index mirrored a mixed day for U.S. stocks Tuesday as it closed down 0.105 points to 76.004. Bloomberg cited increases of energy shares in tandem with oil prices and a decline in technology stocks as among the drivers of Tuesday’s trading activity. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed …

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April 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Flat on Quiet Trading Day

The GovCon Index struggled for direction Thursday as it recorded a nominal loss of 0.014 points to close at 69.263. U.S. markets were relatively quiet during Thursday’s trading day as investors wait to see more first quarter earnings reports from companies, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 56.22 points to …

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April 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Markets Flunctuate as Fed Minutes Show Split Over Rate Hike

The GovCon Index closed up Wednesday with a gain of 0.293 points to 69.277 on a day that saw U.S. stocks fluctuate after the release of the Federal Reserve‘s March meeting minutes. Those minutes indicate a split in the Federal Open Market Committee’s membership over when the central bank would raise interest …

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April 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Slips, Markets Await Fed Minutes

The GovCon Index lost some ground from the previous day’s close Tuesday and recorded a loss of 0.254 points to close at 69.007 on Tuesday. Bloomberg reports U.S. investors have their collective eye on the Federal Reserve‘s scheduled Wednesday release of minutes from its March meeting and many economic analysts surveyed by …

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April 6 Morning Report: GovCon Index Slightly Up on Thursday’s Close

The GovCon Index slightly increased on the last trading day before Easter weekend, up 0.062 points to close at 68.657. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 65.06 points to 17, 763.24, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index gained 7.27 points to 2, 066.96 and the NASDAQ composite index rose 6.71 points to 4, 886.94. Top Percentage Gainers …

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April 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Up, Traders Eye Iran Talks

The GovCon Index closed on a nominal rise Thursday — up 0.062 points to 68.857 — and recorded an even 15-15 split between risers and fallers. The final trading day of the week saw news of a possible nuclear agreement between Iran and major world powers weigh on investors, who largely want to see …

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April 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Decline, Jobs Report Sends Stocks Down

The GovCon Index fell for a second consecutive day Wednesday as it recorded a loss of 0.471 points to 68.596. U.S. markets entered negative territory after the ADP Research Institute said companies added 189, 000 workers to payrolls in March, which missed estimates of many economists, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg also cited …

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