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November 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Flat, US Stocks Rise

The GovCon Index recorded a nominal increase Thursday to close at 69.118 — 0.005 percent up from Wednesday. Bloomberg reported that energy and small-cap shares drove gains across the U.S. stock market Tuesday, increases that offset investors’ worries over weak growth worldwide. A purchasing managers’ index for factories and services activity in the Eurozone reached its lowest …

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November 19: GovCon Index Shows Little Change as Fed Releases Policy Meeting Minutes

The GovCon Index remained flat from Tuesday’s closing figure as the index declined 0.341 percent to close at 69.115. Stocks held relatively level after the release of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting minutes that indicated the central bank wants to keep interest rates low and that the Fed is still concerned over …

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November 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises as Traders Find Positivity From Japan, Europe

The GovCon Index rose 0.9 percent during Tuesday’s trading day to close at 69.350. ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increases among listed companies as both firms said Tuesday they will continue to pursue the two-part transaction that sees ATK’s sporting group become an independent company and Orbital …

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November 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Kicks Week Off With Small Loss

The GovCon Index started the new trading week with a Monday close of 68.753 — a decline of 0.247 percent, or 0.169 points. Stocks on the three major market indices remained level as well in a day that saw reports surface of Japan’s extended recession and a decrese in small-cap shares, according …

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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 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends Week With Nominal Decline

The GovCon Index did not make it five-for-five on positive closing figures for this week as it ended Friday’s trading day at 68.933 — a decrease from Thursday’s figure by 0.086 percent, or 0.059 points. A mixed day reflected investors’ attitude toward improved consumer confidence numbers and a 0.3 percent increase in retail …

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November 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Week of Gains

The GovCon Index ended Thursday’s trading day at 68.992 — an increase of 0.626 percent from Wednesday and a close that represents the index’s fourth straight day of nominal gains. Bloomberg cited corporate deals and a positive earnings report from Walmart as among the factors that offset downturns in energy stocks …

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November 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Week’s Upward Crawl

The GovCon Index continued its stretch this week of nominal gains to a third consecutive day as it ended Wednesday’s trading day at 68.578 — an increase of 0.279 percent over Tuesday’s figure. Reuters cited declines in energy stocks and financial shares as among the reasons behind the decreases in two out …

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November 10 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Holds Relatively Level From Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index ended Monday’s trading day at 68.240 — a nominal increase of 0.311 percent from Friday, or 0.213 points. CNBC reported that the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 composite index both closed Monday at record highs on the heels of positive earnings reports and price increases of healthcare stocks during the trading day. The Dow …

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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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