Indices closed in the red zone on Thursday. Early market momentum faded as the session progressed. Stocks slipped on a variety of economic news. Initial jobless claims decreased last week.
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Indices closed out mildly mixed on Wednesday. The Dow and Nasdaq posted gains on policy commentary from the Federal Reserve meeting while the S&P 500 landed slightly in the red zone. As anticipated, the Federal Open Market Committee lifted the target range for the fed funds rate by 25 basis points to 1.25% to 1.5%.
Indices closed at new record heights on Friday. Brands such as Microsoft and Electronic Arts ticked up on stronger-than-expected jobs data for November. Department of Labor figures showed U.S. employers added 228,000 jobs last month. The results exceeded estimates of 190,000.
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