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March 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts Narrow Gain on Oil Rise; Tech Stocks Lift US Markets

The GovCon Index posted its fourth consecutive gain Monday by a narrow 0.074 points to 75.415 in a reversal from a sharp fall in mid-morning trade as oil prices rose and both technology and biotech stocks helped the major U.S. indices hold in positive at the close. Utility and material shares lagged …

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July 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Climb, US Stocks Move Up After Fed Reports Economic Improvement

The GovCon Index gained at least a full point for the second consecutive trading session Wednesday with a gain of 1.949 percent — or 1.464 points — to close at 76.592. General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) both posted second quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations, Bloomberg reported. …

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May 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Starts Week With Gain, Housing Reports Due

The GovCon Index bound back from the previous trading day’s loesses Monday with a gain of 0.413 points to 75.561. U.S. stocks recorded gains across-the-board Monday as investors await the release of housing reports this week as they seek to determine the timing of a potential interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve, …

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