List of Major Stock Market Sectors

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The Gap Inc. (GPS) Stock Up on Positive Earnings, Lower Forecast

Shares of The Gap Inc. (GPS) were trading up +1.23 or +3.05 percent to $41.60 per share in this morning’s premarket. Shares gained this morning and in yesterday’s afterhours trading after the company announced its earnings for its 2014 fourth quarter, which beat analyst estimates. Nevertheless, the company’s full year 2015 guidance was below analyst
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February 28, 1950:
New York City financial executive Frank McNamara and his attorney Ralph Schneider have dinner at the Major’s Cabin Grill Restaurant on 33rd St. in Manhattan. When the check comes, McNamara hands the waiter a small paper Diners’ Club car