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March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb to New Records on Trump Speech & Rate Hike Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high Wednesday for the second time in three sessions as U.S. stocks also extended their record-setting rally in their best one-day performance of 2017 so far with the S&P 500 composite index above 2,400 for the first time during intraday trade after President Donald …

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October 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Gets Boeing, Services Stock Boosts as KBR Gets Upgrades After Selloff

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Wednesday with Boeing (NYSE: BA) the largest contributor with services-oriented contractors also leaders of gains as U.S. stocks rose on investor confidence in a strengthening domestic economy after the release new data. GovCon Index advancers slightly edged laggers and seven of its 11 S&P 500 companies that include Boeing closed …

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April 4 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gain on March Jobs Data, Manufacturing Sector Recovery

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a gain of 0.348 points to 74.380 on positive movement in U.S. markets and posted a weekly gain of 1.273 percent. The U.S. markets’ performance is based on jobs data that indicates nonfarm businesses added 215, 000 workers in March to surpass analyst expectations, according to Reuters. Investors also …

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April 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Up on March Jobs Report to Hold Off Early Oil Pressure

The GovCon Index posted a gain of 0.348 points to 74.380 in a reflection of overall positive movement in U.S. markets Friday on March jobs figures that exceeded some economists’ expectations and new manufacturing data that showed some recovery in that sector. Both the Index and S&P 500 composite index held …

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June 1: GovCon Index Rises, Stocks Gain on Manufacturing Data

The GovCon Index started the week with a close in positive territory — a gain of 2.498 points, or 3.361 percent, to end the day at 76.805. Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), the Iowa-based avionics maker, replaced the Exelis as an Index company Monday to maintain the number of listed companies at 30. U.S. stocks climbed after …

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