Claire Hunte has worked in the UK and UK. Shewas launch editor of the World Life Insurance Report, and worked on FTyourmoney.com and was managing editor at Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary in the US. She has also worked for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and PwC.
Dow and S&P 500 in mild retreat from Wednesday's record high while Nasdaq continues to climb hitting another record at close.
Wall Street swung into bull territory on the strength of second-quarter earnings and an improved economic outlook bolstered by more soft data, this time, housing starts.
Banking sector losses weighed heavily on the blue chip index propelling it downwards from recent highs
The market-value weighted S&P 500 and Dow traded in record territory before closing flat in mixed trading while the Nasdaq rose.
Financial stocks were moribund in an otherwise jubilant market performance as Dow and S&P 500 reached new record highs.
Fuelled by optimism and comments by Janet Yellen, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, major indexes roared in to record territory.
US stocks responded positively to the Federal Reserve chairman, Janet Yellen, testimony to Congress on Wednesday closing broadly up.
The Dow reeled briefly after Donald Trump Jnr releases email about meetings with Russians but recovered by close. The S&P 500 was nudged lower.
Markets kept a steady pace at open on Monday spurred somewhat by optimism over last week's US jobs data
US payroll employment increased by 222,000 jobs in June and unemployment remained unchanged. Indexes were all broadly up.
US indexes all ended lower in a broad-based sell-off sparked by any number of worries from threat of North Korea, rising government bond yields and recent soft economic data from the US.
Wall St remained stoic after Federal Reserve Bank released the minutes of its June meeting suggesting plans to tackle portfolio reductions could move ahead within months.
A shorter day for trading ahead of 4 July independence Day celebration meant lighter trading volumes. The Dow and S&P 500 enjoyed a surge at the start of the second half of the year.
A tumultuous week for technology stocks ends with gains at Friday close boosting S&P 500 to best first half of year performance in four years.
US indexes all closed lower as technology shares dragged on performance. Investor confidence ebbs and flows on interpreting economic news
US Energy Information Administration showed crude oil inventories rose by just 100,000 barrels in the week ended 23 June far short of an expected 800,000 projected by the American Petroleum Institute.
Google's fine of 2.4 billion Euro ($2.7 bn) by the EU for violating anti-trust rules dampened market enthusiasm and large cap tech stock led the decliners.
U.S. manufacturing stumbles for the second straight month with durable goods declining 1.1% to $2.28 bn in May driving the decrease was transportation equipment says the US Dept of Commerce.
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US Senate Republicans finally reveal their draft of a healthcare bill that would unwind much of the Affordable Care Act also called Obamacare.