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March 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays in Neutral, Interest Rate Speculation Continues

The GovCon Index inched upward Wednesday with a gain of 0.031 points to 67.702. U.S. markets barely budged Wednesday as investors continued to speculate over when the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates and also watched the dollar further strengthen, according to CNBC. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 27.55 points …

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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up, Orbital ATK and Huntington Ingalls Join

The GovCon Index gained 0.407 points to 68.524 Tuesday, a day that saw the close adjusted with the addition of two new government contracting firms to the Index. Tuesday marked the Index’s first day of tracking new members Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), the company formed out of the merger of ATK’s aerospace and defense groups with Orbital Sciences, and …

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February 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Records Flat Day, US Stocks React to ECB’s Greece Decision

The GovCon Index saw a relatively flat day of trading Wednesday with a nominal gain of 0.065 points — or 0.089 percent — to close at 72.726. Most U.S. stocks fell late in the trading day after the European Central Bank said it would suspend a waiver to let banks use the Greek government’s …

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January 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Flat, Earnings Lift US Stocks

The GovCon Index stayed flat Tuesday with a nominal gain of 0.079 points — or 0.111 percent — to close at 71.212. U.S. markets reacted to reports that the European Central Bank could launch a quantitative easing program for one year and earnings reports from firms such as UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), CNBC reported. …

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December 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Records Slight Decline

The GovCon Index was down for the second consecutive day. The index closed Tuesday at 71.520, down 0.150 point, or 0.210 percent. The stock markets closed down with the Nasdaq composite index at 4, 777.44, down 0.61 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 at 2, 080.35 down 0.49 percent, and …

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November 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Starts Thanksgiving Week With Increase

The GovCon Index kicked off the week of Thanksgiving with a Monday close of 70.122 — up 0.74 percent from Friday’s trading day. According to Bloomberg, investors reacted with confidence to data that signals growth in the U.S. services sectors and consumer confidence, as well as the Chinese central bank’s move last week …

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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 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 11 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Stays Level With Monday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Tuesday at 68.348 — a tiny increase of 0.154 percent, or 0.105 points. Bloomberg said in its market summary that Tuesday’s trading day saw the three major stock indices record a fifth consecutive day of gains on the back of increases by homebuilder shares. The S&P 500 composite index ended Tuesday’s …

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