Markets close mixed

Markets close mixed

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. stock markets closed mixed Monday.

Dow and S&P climb to record heights

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- The Dow Jones industrial average, pushed by a positive U.S. employment report, topped 15,000 for the first time Friday.

Apple at personal best is worth $604B

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Apple is closing in on the record valuation for a corporation, a market analyst said.

In a market year, $7 trillion vanished

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Six years of accumulated wealth in U.S. stock markets vanished in 2008 as a sustained bull market turned bearish and violent, records show.

U.S. trade deficit said likely to decrease

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. trade deficit will likely decrease this year, letting trade add to U.S. economic growth for the first time since 1995, a published report said Monday.

Developed world markets surged in Sept.

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The world's developed equity markets turned positive in September as both interest rates and oil prices fell, U.S. analysts said Friday.

S&P 500 companies set stock buyback record

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Stock buybacks by U.S. companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 surged 43 percent in the last quarter from the same period in 2005, setting a record.

Retirees' medical benefits come up short

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Many major U.S. companies still have poor retiree benefits, despite rising quality in pension plans, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Report: U.S. capital investments up in '05

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- New York-based Standard & Poor's predicts that companies on its 500 list will boost capital spending by an average of 12.7 percent.

S&P raises dividend rate on the S&P 500

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Standard & Poor's of New York said Tuesday it raised the indicated dividend rate on the S&P 500 from $20.35 to $21.10.
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