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December 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Snaps 3-Day Skid, Fed Sends Interest Rate Signal

The GovCon Index ended its stretch of three consecutive days of losses with a gain of 1.042 points to close at 68.453 on Wednesday. Investors reacted to the Federal Reserve’s addition of the phrase “considerable time” in its latest policy statement and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that the central bank will …

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December 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Records Nominal Loss, Investors Eye Possible Fed Move

The GovCon Index extended its current stretch of declines into a third consecutive day with a nominal loss of 0.154 points to close at 67.411 on Tuesday. Investors will keep an eye on the Federal Reserve’s impending decision later this week on whether to change their policy statement and be more open to …

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December 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Slips, Oil Prices Continue Plunge

The GovCon Index started the last full week before the Christmas and New Year holidays with a slight decline of 0.299 points — or 0.444 percent — to close at 67.649 on Monday. Oil prices continued to garner much of the attention from investors and the price-per-barrel of crude oil on the New …

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December 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Stalls as Concerns Over Greece, China Weigh on Market

The GovCon Index stayed largely flat Tuesday and recorded a tiny increase of 0.112 percent — or 0.079 points — to close a 70.609 on Tuesday in a mixed day across the major stock indices. Investors reacted to China’s decision to limit use of some bonds for loans and Greece’s new …

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Lee Aber Named ID.me Security, Risk Management VP

Lee Aber, a former director at cloud software firm Opower, has joined ID.me as vice president of security and risk management at the McLean, Virginia-based digital identity verification services company. The 20-year industry veteran will oversee incident response, security, vulnerability management and compliance programs in his new position, ID.me said …

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December 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Climb

The GovCon Index continued its post-Thanksgiving climb for a second consecutive day with a Wednesday closing figure of 70.834 — an increase of 0.799 percent, or 0.571 points from Tuesday. Investors reacted to a report from the ADP Research Institute that says companies added 208, 000 employees during November and that …

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December 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds as Biotech, Energy Shares Drive Market

The GovCon Index gained some ground Tuesday from the previous day’s loss with an increase of 0.387 percent — or 0.273 points — to close at 70.263. Biotechnology and energy companies were the major drivers of activity on the major stock markets and investors also drew confidence in data that showed growth in construction spending during …

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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 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Climb With Push From Cubic

The GovCon Index continued its week of gains into a third straight day as it closed at 70.507 — a 0.35 percent increase from Tuesday. Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) was the largest gainer for the Index as the company said in its earnings release it set a new quarterly revenue record. Reuters …

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