Overseas markets slipped Thursday after the European Central Bank didn’t announce new measures to support the region’s flagging economy. In the U.S., Barnes & Noble plunged 9 percent after the company said it was ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24 points, or 0.1 percent, 17,886 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index declined four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,070.
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On the other hand, airline stocks have moved sharply on the day, driving the NYSE Arca Airline Index up by 2.2 percent. The index is one pace to set a new twelve-year closing high. Other Markets In overseas trading, many of the stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region saw considerable strength on Thursday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index advanced by 0.9 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index jumped by 1.7 percent and China’s Shanghai Composite Index soared by 4.3 percent.
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Eastern time Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 46 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,944. The Nasdaq composite increased 15 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,784. Financial stocks rose the most of the 10 sectors in the http://www.todayhotstocks.com S&P 500 index.
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And in the media space, Ten Network — facing multiple bids for potential investments or a takeover — climbed 5%, while media-and-mining conglomerate Seven Group Holdings Ltd. gained 2.5% amid the steady drumbeat of its share repurchases, seeking to crawl back from losses after a profit warning last month. The major miners were mostly lower, however, with BHP Billiton Ltd. down 0.6%, and Rio Tinto Ltd. dropping 2.2%.