Survey Suggests Economy Still Slow In Rural Areas
Thursday Evening Business Brief
Forbes magazine's latest rankings of business-friendly states lists Minnesota as ninth overall, with North Dakota in at number two and South Dakota listed at 14th.
Stock indexes are ending the day mostly lower, breaking a string of five record high closes. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped a point to 2,038. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down nearly 3 points to 17,612. The Nasdaq composite rose 14 ½ points to 4,675.
Stocks are little changed in afternoon trading on Wall Street after five days of record closes.
Stocks are in a bit of a holding pattern today, hovering near record levels set at yesterday's close. J
Another day, another record on Wall Street. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average both edged up to all-time highs on a day that was light on economic news and company releases.
European shares were higher in early trading today, supported by expectations the European Central Bank is prepared to offer new stimulus to nurse the region's recovery.
Stocks have turned mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street. Energy stocks are falling with oil prices.
The stock market has finished trading close to the record levels reached Friday.
Stocks are continue to swing between small gains and losses in afternoon trading as investors assess some mixed reports on the economy and some deal news.
This year more Americans than ever are expected to make their lists, check them twice, and then click the "add to cart" button.
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again.
Stocks are falling in afternoon trading on Wall Street, as investors mull over a Federal Reserve policy statement and a mixed batch of corporate earnings results.
Earnings gains and growing consumer confidence have sent stocks broadly higher. The three major U.S. indexes all gained more than 1 percent today.
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