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    Stock Market Today:
    July 08, 2015
     CurrentToday's Change
    NASDAQ4,997.460.000.00%
    S&P 5002,081.340.000.00%
    DOW17,776.9193.330.53%
    Russell 20001,248.051.090.09%
    NASDAQ
    All data as of 6:01 PM Jul 07, 2015. Delayed at least 15 minutes
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    Stock Market Today: July 7, 2015
    Harvey S. Katz, Adam Rosner, William G. Ferguson  |  07/07/2015
    It was a wild day of trading in the U.S. equity market. Driving trading in recent days, for the most part, has been international developments, most notably the inability of cash-strapped Greece to reach a bailout agreement for its sovereign-debt obligations with its International Monetary Fund creditors.
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    Share Repurchases Are On The Rise
    Saumya Ajila  |  07/07/2015
    More and more companies seem to be using their cash flow for large share repurchases, as a means to create value for shareholders. Earlier, dividends were the main vehicle through which corporations shared their profits with investors. However, there has been a significant shift. In the last decade, buybacks have taken precedence over dividends, and it has become common for large and small firms to use excess cash and/ or low-priced debt to buy back their stock. Repurchases are viewed as a more tax efficient and flexible method of returning cash to shareholders, when compared to dividends.
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    Stock Market Today: July 6, 2015
    William G. Ferguson, Adam Rosner, Simon E. Shnayder  |  07/06/2015
    After opening sharply lower, the major U.S. Stock market indexes partially recovered in the late morning hours, helped, in part, by some encouraging U.S. economic data. Then the selling picked up again after the noon hour on the East Coast before some bargain hunters again returned late in the session and the losses were pared for the second time heading into the closing bell. The volatility was caused by Greece, which remains in the spotlight. Investors continued to weigh the implications of the country's recent default on its IMF loan and consider the possibility of its exit from the euro zone.
    Market Commentaries
    Nonmanufacturing Activity Advances In June
    William G. Ferguson  |  07/06/2015
    At 10:00 A.M. (EDT) this morning, we received another encouraging report on the U.S. economy when the Institute for Supply Management reported data on nonmanufacturing activity for the month of June. It marked the 65th consecutive month that economic activity in the services sector had grown.
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    Stock Market Today: July 2, 2015
    William G. Ferguson, Adam Rosner, Robert Mitkowski  |  07/02/2015
    Stocks closed the holiday-shortened week slightly lower, following economic news that did not live up to expectations. On the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave back 29 points; the NASDAQ lost four points; and the S&P 500 dropped nearly one point.
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