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October 2 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Swing Positive After AM Losses to Close Up

The GovCon Index recovered from early losses Friday after the release of September’s jobs report to record a gain of 0.689 points and close at 70.664. U.S. stock markets turned sharply negative after the open and remained down for the morning session, then rode a spike in crude oil prices to …

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September 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Dip, Material Sector Drags US Stocks

The GovCon Index deepened its losses Wednesday with a decline of 0.462 points to 70.902, a figure 8.08 percent below its three-month high of 77.134 from the July 16 close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average remains in correction territory while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ composite indices are within 10 percent of their 52-week …

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September 14 Morning Report: GovCon Index Opens at 72.702 After Friday Gains

The GovCon Index closed at a gain of 0.434 points to 72.702 in Friday trading. All three major indices in the U.S. recorded modest gains as investors continued to anticipate the Federal Reserve‘s meeting later this week, Bloomberg reported. The Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index rose 2.1 percent for its best month since July. Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tracks …

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September 11 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Up as Fed Anticipation Grows

The GovCon Index held onto gains incurred in the early afternoon part of Friday’s trading session to close at a gain of 0.434 points to 72.702. Friday was a light-volume day for U.S. markets as all three major indices recorded modest gains and investors continued to anticipate the Federal Reserve‘s meeting Wednesday and Thursday, …

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September 8 Morning Report: GovCon Index to Open at 70.966 after Friday Loss

The GovCon Index declined 1.372 percent to 70.966 Friday as U.S. markets also fell on continued uncertainty over Federal Reserve interest rate increases. Health Net (NYSE: HNT) was the only Index company to close at a gain, up 0.33 percent, as the other 29 stocks ended in negative territory. The Index has recorded a 2.73-percent loss from …

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August 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Gives Back AM Gains, Nears Correction Territory

The GovCon Index‘s streak of declines extended to a sixth consecutive day Tuesday with a gain of 1.297 percent to 69.628 as U.S. stocks also plummeted late in the trading session. GovCon Index and GovCon Wire parent company Executive Mosaic has determined the Index to officially be near correction territory — 10 percent down from …

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August 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, US Stocks Dip on China Declines

The GovCon Index ended a three-day stretch of consecutive gains Tuesday with a decline of 0.098 points to 77.248. A sell-off in Chinese markets and an earnings report from Wal-Mart that missed many analyst estimates sent U.S. markets into negative territory, according to the Wall Street Journal. Investors also weighed earnings …

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August 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes at 30-Day High, US Stocks Up on Homebuilder Data

The GovCon Index kicked off the week with a gain of 0.374 points to 77.344 — the Index’s highest close over a 30-day period. U.S. markets rebounded from losses in Monday’s morning session as stocks reacted negatively to data that showed a decline in manufacturing in New York State, according to Bloomberg. …

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August 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, US Stocks Mixed on Economic Data

The GovCon Index regained some ground after two straight days of declines to close at a gain of 0.138 points to 76.493. U.S. stocks hovered around the gain line in the final hour of trading for a second consecutive day as investors considered data that showed retail sales climbed 0.6 percent in July and …

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August 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, US Stocks Dip on Apple Losses

The GovCon Index mirrored slight downturns in U.S. markets during Tuesday’s trading session as it closed with a decline of 0.054 points to 73.135. Investors reacted to losses in Apple (Nasdaq: APPL) as the iPhone maker at one point traded 3.5 percent below its Monday closing price of 118.44, CNBC reported. Apple’s stock …

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