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Economy Watch Archive: Wall Street

Say goodbye to Economy Watch and hello to Political Economy

Frank Ahrens says goodbye to Economy Watch blog and hello to The Washington Post's new Political Economy blog.

By Frank Ahrens  |  July 26, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Ticker , Wall Street  
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Stocks inch higher after round of corporate deals

By Steven Bernard Stocks got a modest lift Monday from a fresh round of corporate dealmaking as investors await the start of earnings season. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 2 points. The small gain comes after the Dow...

By Washington Post staff  |  July 12, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stocks give back much of their opening gains, now trading mixed

UPDATED at 11:47 a.m.: Stocks are trying to hold onto their momentum as mid-day trading draws near, but it's a fight. All three major indices are off their highs of the day and have been trending downward since shortly after...

By Frank Ahrens  |  July 8, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stocks put together two winning days; Dow surges 274 points

Stocks staged their first back-to-back winning days since mid-June, after starting off slowly but then picked up strength and staged a day-long rally of the sort we haven't seen in a while. The Dow rose 274 points, breaking back up...

By Frank Ahrens  |  July 7, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Stock rally runs out of steam as buyers go home

UPDATED at 2:49 p.m.: Well, today's little bargain-hunting rally looks like it had enough steam to last until, oh, about noon. Since then, it's been all downhill as the buyers have gone home. Stocks dipped briefly negative after 2 p.m....

By Frank Ahrens  |  July 6, 2010; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Stocks head downward into mild sell-off ahead of holiday weekend

Stocks have turned negative into a mild sell-off following this morning's jobs report and ahead of the long holiday weekend. The Dow is down .9 percent. The S&P 500 is down .9 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq is down .8 percent....

By Frank Ahrens  |  July 2, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Global worries depress U.S. stocks, Frank Ahrens , June 29, 2010
Stocks swoon in afternoon sell-off, Frank Ahrens , June 22, 2010
Stocks end day in another sharp sell-off, Frank Ahrens , June 7, 2010
Stocks rally to close, recoup week's losses, Frank Ahrens , June 2, 2010
Stocks have worst May in decades, Frank Ahrens , May 28, 2010
Big sell-off at end of day crushes stocks, Frank Ahrens , May 24, 2010
Another bad day for stocks. Thanks, Europe., Frank Ahrens , May 19, 2010
Stocks close down, continue multi-day slump, Frank Ahrens , May 18, 2010
Stocks close down after choppy day, Frank Ahrens , May 13, 2010
Stocks close in strong rally, Frank Ahrens , May 12, 2010
Stocks close largely negative, gold soars, Frank Ahrens , May 11, 2010
Goldman Sachs's worst week. At least so far., Frank Ahrens , April 30, 2010
Goldman responds point-by-point to SEC charges, Frank Ahrens , April 19, 2010
Dow cracks 11,000 again in opening trading, Frank Ahrens , April 12, 2010
Stocks rise at opening following GDP revision, Frank Ahrens , March 26, 2010
Dow hits a new one-year high, Frank Ahrens , March 17, 2010
Stocks seek direction ahead of Fed report, Frank Ahrens , March 16, 2010
Stocks open week up slightly, Frank Ahrens , March 8, 2010
Stocks close after day-long rally, Frank Ahrens , March 5, 2010
Stocks up following jobless-claims report, Frank Ahrens , March 4, 2010
Stocks stage strong rally on day's big deals, Frank Ahrens , March 1, 2010
Stocks slightly off at opening, Frank Ahrens , February 26, 2010
Stocks mixed at opening following good housing news, Frank Ahrens , February 23, 2010
Stocks open positive but then go flat, Frank Ahrens , February 22, 2010
Stocks higher at opening following housing news, Frank Ahrens , February 17, 2010
Stocks rise at opening following long weekend, Frank Ahrens , February 16, 2010
Dow snaps four-week losing streak, Frank Ahrens , February 12, 2010
Buying a piece of Buffett, Frank Ahrens , February 12, 2010
Stocks shake off early blues, stage strong rally, Frank Ahrens , February 11, 2010
Stocks rebound after morning slump, Frank Ahrens , February 10, 2010
Stocks rebound at opening, Frank Ahrens , February 9, 2010
Stocks erase early losses, ease positive, Frank Ahrens , February 8, 2010
Stocks rally, erase day's losses, Frank Ahrens , February 5, 2010
Stocks dive following Bank of America news, Frank Ahrens , January 20, 2010
Wall Street betting on Coakley defeat, Frank Ahrens , January 19, 2010
Stocks up following big Citi loss, Frank Ahrens , January 19, 2010
Stocks open lower following inflation data, Frank Ahrens , January 15, 2010
Stocks mixed following jobless, retail news, Frank Ahrens , January 14, 2010
Stocks mixed following China export news, Frank Ahrens , January 11, 2010
Stocks pare losses in midday trading, Frank Ahrens , January 7, 2010
 
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