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January 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Nosedives as Oil, China Weigh on US Markets

The GovCon Index suffered a reversal from the prior day’s gain Wednesday to close at a decline of 0.7 points — or 0.910 percent — to 76.185 as U.S. investors reacted to more oil price declines and showed continued concerns about China’s economy. The S&P 500 plunged 1.31 percent to …

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January 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Rides Afternoon Surge to 1% Gain in Volatile Trade

The GovCon Index bounced wildly in and out of positive territory Tuesday morning and sharply rose in the afternoon session to close at a gain of 1.259 percent to 76.801. The S&P 500 composite index turned negative in the early afternoon session from a volatile morning period then swung again …

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December 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, On Course for 10% Yearly Gain

The GovCon Index recovered ground with the larger U.S. financial market Tuesday with a gain of 0.590 points to 78.263 and remains on track for a year-to-date gain of 10 percent with one-and-a-half trading days left in 2015. As of Tuesday’s close, the Index has risen 10.81 percent from its …

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CDC Selects 5 Firms for $150M Global Health Center Data, Technical Assistance BPA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded positions on a five-year, $150 million blanket purchase agreement to five contractors for technical assistance and scientific services to support studies and programs carried out by the CDC’s Center for Global Health. Awardees will compete for task orders to provide technical assistance, scientific …

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December 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Rallies as US Stocks Extend Gains

The GovCon Index recovered some ground from Monday’s decline and adjustment from the addition of CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) to end at a gain of 0.649 points to 78.713 on Tuesday. U.S. investors appeared to discount the latest Institute for Supply Management index figure that showed a decline to 48.6 in November from October’s 50.1 …

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November 23 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 5.45% Climb in Strongest Week of 4QTD

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a gain of 0.710 points to 79.650 and capped its strongest week for the quarter so far with a 5.45-percent climb. The Index’s strong performance over the past week follows increased activity in the defense sector, with Navistar International (NYSE: NAV), Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: …

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November 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes 4Q’s Strongest Month

The GovCon Index capped its strongest weekly performance of the fourth quarter-to-date with a gain of 0.710 points to 79.650 Friday. For the week, the Index posted a climb of 5.45 percent on strong volume in the defense sector as investors appear to expect increased activity in that market after the terror attacks …

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November 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Gains on CGI Earnings, US Stocks Close Down

The GovCon Index posted a nominal gain of 0.16 points to 77.505 Wednesday as U.S. stocks peaked in the early afternoon session before steady declines as the closing bell on Wall Street approached. The Index has slipped 0.99 percent since its most recent high of 78.281 on Nov. 5 and has posted a fourth-quarter recovery of 10.76 percent …

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November 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on Huntington Ingalls’ Earnings, US Stocks Mixed

The GovCon Index gained 0.485 points to 78.281 on naval shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls‘ (NYSE: HII) third quarter earnings report that topped Wall Street’s expectations. Shares in Newport News, Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls surged 8.11 percent to $130.13 after the company said its third quarter profit climbed 15.62 percent from the same period in 2014 and earnings …

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