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Monday
Aug292011

Positive Territory

Stocks stepped up today on Wall Street. Bank of America, Travelers, Hewlett-Packard and Alcoa led advancers on the Dow. Brands climbed amid the release of favorable economic data.

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Friday
Aug262011

A Green Friday

Technology shares led the way up Friday. Brands such as Cisco, Intel and Microsoft posted respectable gains. Stocks stepped up amid a variety of economic news.

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Thursday
Aug252011

Session Ends in the Red

Brands traded lower Thursday. Travelers, 3M, Caterpillar and Cisco led Dow decliners. Apple took a slight breather today in the wake of news that Steve Jobs has stepped down from his position as CEO.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Brands Rise

Indices closed out with gains on Wednesday. Financial shares such as Bank of America and American Express stepped up. Trading was volatile amid a variety of economic news.

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Tuesday
Aug232011

Business Owners: Can You Write Off Bad Debt?

Small-business owners: Your accounting method affects your ability to write off receivables that cannot be collected. Read this Tax Tip to find out how.

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Tuesday
Aug232011

Green Results

Technology and energy shares led the way up Tuesday. Brands such as IBM, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil and Chevron posted gains. Stocks stepped up despite news of an East Coast Earthquake.

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Monday
Aug222011

Slight Gains

Indices ended with slight gains today on Wall Street. Hewlett-Packard, Boeing and Home Depot led advancers on the Dow. The market rebounded from early session losses.

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Friday
Aug192011

Another Red Session

Indices closed in the red zone Friday. Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Intel and Caterpillar led Dow decliners.

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Thursday
Aug182011

Red Results

Indices closed well into red territory Thursday. Bank of America, Alcoa, Boeing and General Electric led Dow decliners. Stocks traded lower amid a global sell off brought on by increasing growth concerns and less-than-stellar economic data.

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Wednesday
Aug172011

A Mixed Wednesday

Indices closed out mixed today. The Dow and S&P 500 posted light gains. The Nasdaq shed some points. Technology shares such as Hewlett Packard and Cisco traded lower while bank brands American Express and JPMorgan Chase led Dow advancers.

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Wednesday
Aug172011

Manage the Tax on Your Social Security Benefits

Take advantage of the unused threshold for additional income without incurring taxes on your Social Security benefits. Read this Tax Tip for more information.

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Tuesday
Aug162011

Stocks Slip

Bank of America, JPMorgan, Caterpillar and 3M stood out among Dow decliners Tuesday. Stocks took a breather amid European debt worries.

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Monday
Aug152011

Stocks Rally

Indices ended with gains on Monday. Bank of America, General Electric, Exxon Mobil and Chevron led the upswing.

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Friday
Aug122011

Modest Gains

Friday’s session ended in positive territory. Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, United Technologies and Walt Disney led Dow advancers. Stocks posted modest gains today amid mixed news.

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Thursday
Aug112011

Stocks Step Up

Indices ended with gains on Thursday. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Exxon Mobil led the upswing. Brands stepped up amid a variety of economic data.

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Wednesday
Aug102011

Brands Drop Amid Euro Debt Worries 

Wednesday’s session ended with losses. Bank of America, American Express, Disney and Boeing stood out among decliners on the Dow. Brands traded lower amid renewed European debt concerns.

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Wednesday
Aug102011

Is the IRS Withholding Some or All of Your Refund?

If you owe on certain debts, the IRS can keep a portion of your federal refund to satisfy the debt. Read this tax tip to learn more.

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Tuesday
Aug092011

A Green Finish

Indices closed in the green zone Tuesday. Caterpillar, IBM and 3M led the upswing. Brands rallied back for the most part from Monday's drop.

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Monday
Aug082011

Red Results

Indices closed out in deep-red territory Monday. Stocks such as Bank of America, Ford Motor and Chevron stood out among decliners. Brands ended trading near session lows.

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Friday
Aug052011

Mixed Moves

Indices closed out mixed on Friday. Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Exxon Mobil led Dow advancers. After volatile moves throughout the session, the Dow traded well off session lows to land in positive territory. The S&P and Nasdaq shed some points.

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