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Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Flat close as Senate weighs options
    The markets closed flat with the Dow losing 28 points to 21,611 as the Senate continues to evaluate options on how to move forward with a healthcare bill. Nasdaq rose 4 points to 6,390.
  • ExxonMobil fined $2 million
    The markets traded mixed during the midday with the Dow slipping 16 points to 21,624. Nasdaq rose 8 points to 6,393.
  • Flat open on disappointing earnings
    The markets opened flat with the Dow edging up a fraction to 21,641 as corporate earnings disappointed. Nasdaq gained 11 points to 6,396.
  • Higher close on aggressive NAFTA negotiations schedule
    The markets closed higher with the Dow gaining 66 points to 21,640 after the United States, Canada and Mexico agreed to an aggressive calendar to renegotiate NAFTA. Nasdaq climbed 40 points to 6,385.
  • Apple patents discreet 911 calls
    The markets advanced during the midday with the Dow gaining 44 points to 21,619. Nasdaq climbed 38 points to 6,382.

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New website design debuts today as paper increases presence on web
SIKESTON -- Beginning today, you will see a new website design at www.standard-democrat.com. The new design is much more visual with larger photos and more colors, making the site more user friendly. "It is about making it easier for the viewers," said Kris Chamberlain, who along with David Jenkins is coordinating the increased emphasis on the web that will be called SD Digital. ...