Published: Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 10:14 p.m.
Tech stocks gain most in day of mixed results
Selling had been expected following the big advance a day earlier, and analysts said the absence of vigorous buying did not mean the market was losing momentum.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 5.41, or 0.1 percent, at 10,538.66. The Nasdaq composite index closed up 10.01, or 0.5 percent, at 2,057.37. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1.45, or 0.1 percent, to 1,123.67.
Factory orders fall in November after gains
Demand in all categories of durable goods was down 2.5 percent, a slightly smaller drop than the 3.1 percent originally stated in a preliminary report two weeks ago. It was the biggest decrease in durable goods in more than a year.
Auto industry tailors ads to target minorities
Whether they're selling a Toyota Camry or a Jaguar S-Type, companies are no longer taking a one-size-fits-all approach to marketing.
The share of such targeted marketing in overall marketing budgets has grown about 11 percent over the last five years, said Art Spinella, president of CNW Marketing Research in Bandon, Ore. Companies spend about 9.8 percent of their marketing budgets on blacks, 16.2 percent on Hispanics and 3 percent on Asians, he said.
Process of picking Stewart jurors tricky
Judge gives OK for Enron bankruptcy plan
-Compiled fromThe Associated Press
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