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December 14 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Turn Lower After Rate Hike Announcement

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned from neutral to negative territory Wednesday as did the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for only a second time since the 2008 financial crisis. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers by a 9-to-1 ratio as three of its 11 S&P 500 …

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October 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Shows Little Change as Energy & Consumer Declines Weigh on US Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted little change for a second consecutive session Monday on mixed results among its large-cap companies as U.S. stocks closed mostly lower due to a sell-off in consumer and energy sector shares that coincided with a decline in crude oil prices. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered advancers and four of …

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October 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Plummets 1%, Earnings & Inflation Worries Loom Over Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index plunged 1 percent Tuesday to post its worst one-day performance in two months with all 30 companies in red at the close as U.S. financial markets entered sell-off mode on investor worries over dim third quarter corporate earnings and the fast pace of inflation. Six of the GovCon Index’s …

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February 29 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Nominal Decline Friday

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a nominal decline of 0.082 points to 72.487 on falling crude oil prices and a slight increase in inflation. The Index also posted a 1.538-percent gain for the week on economic uncertainty and commodity price declines. Top GovCon Index Gainers Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change …

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February 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Notches Slight Decline on Inflation Data

The GovCon Index posted a nominal decline of 0.082 points to 72.487 Friday, which puts the GCI at a gain of 1.538 percent for the week as markets continue to try to shake off turbulence from commodity price declines and uncertain economic prospects. The Index has climbed 9.67 points percent since the start of February and …

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May 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Slide, Market Examines Inflation Report

The GovCon Index extended its decline for the second consecutive day Friday with a loss of 0.328 points to close at 75.067. Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and Exelis (NYSE: XLS) both jumped 1 percent after the companies announced Harris’ acquisition of Exelis is scheduled to close May 29 after the deal received approval from …

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