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March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb to New Records on Trump Speech & Rate Hike Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high Wednesday for the second time in three sessions as U.S. stocks also extended their record-setting rally in their best one-day performance of 2017 so far with the S&P 500 composite index above 2,400 for the first time during intraday trade after President Donald …

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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon.” GovCon Index advancers slightly edged decliners 16-14 as seven of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Huntington …

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February 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By McKesson Surge, US Stocks Set New Record Highs on Apple & Banks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index hit a new all-time record close Tuesday on a strong performance from blue chip stock McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) as U.S. equities also reached new highs for a third consecutive session Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Senate lawmakers on Capitol Hill. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners …

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January 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Higher, US Stocks Mixed After Fed Chair Speech

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Wednesday on help from its large-cap components against mixed U.S. stock movements as investors awaited Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s speech on the U.S. economy during the last hour of trade. GovCon Index gainers slightly edged decliners each and nine of its 11 S&P 500 companies advanced with co-listed Raytheon (NYSE: …

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December 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends 3-Day Slide on HII & Services Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index inched higher Thursday to end its three-day streak of declines on a large gain by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and contributions from services-oriented companies as U.S. stocks also climbed after the release of new economic data. GovCon Index gainers edged decliners 16-14 as six of its 11 S&P 500 …

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December 14 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Turn Lower After Rate Hike Announcement

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned from neutral to negative territory Wednesday as did the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for only a second time since the 2008 financial crisis. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers by a 9-to-1 ratio as three of its 11 S&P 500 …

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December 5 Morning Report: GovCon Index Records 4th Weekly Gain on November Jobs Data, Likely Interest Hike

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday up 0.442 percent to 89.812 and ended the week with its fourth straight five-day advance on reports of nonfarm public and private sector payrolls in November above analyst expectations and a likely interest rate increase Dec. 14. GCI gainers outnumbered decliners Friday by a 2-to-1 ratio, with General Dynamics …

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December 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Up for 4th Straight Positive Week, US Stocks Mixed on November Jobs Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Friday in a mixed session for U.S. stocks as investors looked at November jobs figures above economists’ expectations and furthered anticipation of an interest rate hike Dec. 14. The GCI ends at its fourth straight weekly advance, while the S&P 500 closed flat Friday …

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December 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat on Services Stock Declines & Aerospace Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed in narrow range Thursday to start the final month of 2016 as sharp declines by government services contractors offset large gains for aerospace stocks in a session that saw U.S. stocks close mixed. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered advancers by a 2-to-1 ratio and five of its 11 S&P 500 stocks …

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November 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches to New Record Close, US Stocks Flat After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index extended its current stretch of gains to a fifth straight session Wednesday and a second consecutive all-time record close to stay on track for a third straight weekly rise in a shortened trading week. U.S. stock markets are closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and are open …

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