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May 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Rebound as Europe, China Gains Lift US Stocks

The GovCon Index closed in positive territory for the second consecutive day Tuesday with a gain of 0.263 to close at 74.324. Gains in European and Chinese markets helped U.S. stocks to a second straight day of gains and eight out of 10 sectors in the S&P 500 composite index …

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April 27 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed down 0.238 points at 75.901 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21.45 points to 18, 080.14, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index climbed 4.77 points to 2, 117.70 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 36.02 points to 5, 092.08. Top Percentage Gainers   Company   Stock Price   $ Change   % …

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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 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Stuck in Neutral, US Stocks Dip

The GovCon Index recorded a nominal gain for the second consecutive trading day to the tune of 0.064 points for a closing figure of 76.092. U.S. stocks saw nominal losses despite gains in the oil market during the afternoon session and positive earnings reports from financial services firms Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, the …

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April 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Trades Lower, Retail Sales Figures Due

The GovCon Index entered the first full week of earnings season for many blue chip companies with a loss of 0.468 points to 63.527. Investors also will watch the Tuesday release of figures on retail sales and the producer price index, as well as news from Greece on that country’s …

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March 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Traders Consider Fed Statement

The GovCon Index took a slight dip Thursday to record a decline of 0.259 points and close at 69.229 on a day of mixed results in U.S. markets. Investors continued to mull the Federal Reserve‘s statement Wednesday that an interest rate increase will be more gradual than they previously expected and …

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March 18 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Markets Rally After Fed Statement

The GovCon Index rode across-the-board gains in U.S. stock market Wednesday with a rise of 0.714 points — or 1.016 percent — to 69.558. As many investors expected, the Federal Reserve removed the word “patient” in its guidance on the next interest rate increase but the central bank also signaled it would wait to raise …

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March 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises as Dollar, Oil Fall Ahead of Fed Meeting

The GovCon Index started the week off with a rise of 1.66 percent — or 1.166 points — to close at 69.061 on Monday. Investors will look to see if the Federal Open Market Committee will retain the word “patient” in its next statement scheduled for Wednesday after its two-day March meeting, CNBC reports. …

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