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U.S. stocks end win streak on Europe concerns: MarketWatch | U.S. Stock Market at Close - Market Pulse

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By Laura Mandaro SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks on Tuesday closed lower for their first down session in four after a summit of European leaders did not deliver the immediate, concrete solutions some investors had hoped for, compounding worries about the region's outlook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.67% ended down 76.97 points, or 0.7%, to 11,405.93, led by a 4.6% drop in Bank of America Corp. BAC +0.14% shares. The S&P 500 SPX -0.97% slid 11.73 points, or 1%, to 1,192.76, with financials hit hardest after the Ge

Stocks gain in fourth session of massive moves: MarketWatch | U.S. Stock Market at Close - Market Pulse

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By Laura Mandaro SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks Thursday clocked their fourth day of massive moves, this time rising, after a drop in jobless claims and earnings from Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO +0.51% swung investor sentiment higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +3.95% surged 423.37 points, or 4%, to 11,143.31, with all 30 components up. It was the index's second 400-plus point-gain this week; the other two sessions registered more than 400-point losses. "Even we are amazed by the volatility, but if anything is going stay here it will be the volatility. It's the new norm," said Alan Valdes, director of floor trade at DME Securities. The S&

Stock investors hit sell; Dow closes down 520 pts: MarketWatch | U.S. Stock Market at Close - Market Pulse

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By Laura Mandaro SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks shuddered again Wednesday as concerns about France's credit outlook added to a lengthening list of reasons investors used to sell stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -4.62% dropped 519.83 points, or 4.6%, to 10,719.94, near its lows of the session, after a late-day spiral. After Tuesday's 430-point gain, and Monday's 635-point loss, it was the third straight session of swings topping 400 points. The last such streak was in late November 2008. The S&P 500 SPX -4.42% fell 51.77 points, or 4.4%, to 1,120.76. The Nasdaq Composite